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19th Annual Advocacy Summit

SOPHE’s 19th Annual Advocacy Summit returned October 21-23 in Washington, D.C. with the theme: “Equipping and Empowering Advocates for Public Health.”

2017 SOPHE Advocacy Participants
2017 SOPHE Advocacy Participants

More than 110 attendees spent an engaging 2.5 days in skill-building workshops designed to develop and hone their advocacy skills, with the final day of the Summit spent visiting officials on Capitol Hill.

Sessions provided updates on priority areas from a diverse group of public health, education, and health equity experts.

“With the support of the conference, my summit attendees, and my advisor, I could go through my senator meetings with confidence in the knowledge and skills I had recently acquired. I am ecstatic to motivate others to attend a future Advocacy Summit to better themselves as future health educators.”

Christian, Missouri

Keely Rees, PhD, MCHES
Keely Rees, PhD, MCHES

“Our Wisconsin group had a terrific experience. We had the opportunity to debrief and found some very valuable insights, afterthought, and significant growth in terms of advocacy skills and confidence. “

Keely Rees, PhD, MCHES