Summit Webinar Series

A Bipartisan Vision for Advancing Community Prevention: Communicating Stories and Successes to Influence Local and National Change

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

This year’s priority advocacy issue for the Advocacy Summit is prevention in public health policy. Over the last decade, deep financial cuts to prevention and public health have posed threats to our communities’ basic health and social needs. Now more than ever, it is crucial to work together to elevate and communicate community prevention successes that advance health equity as a critical imperative. This webinar will ground participants in approaches that support healthy and equitable communities, and highlight opportunities to advance comprehensive prevention efforts through policy change. Participants will learn about effective communication approaches for engaging local and federal stakeholders, and discuss strategies for effective story telling that will continue building momentum for prevention and public health initiatives.


Advocacy 101- Preparing for the 2017 Advocacy Summit

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

The focus of this year’s public health advocacy agenda is prevention in health policy.  This particular webinar focuses on core advocacy skills that students, faculty members, and all public health professionals can use to advocate for public health priorities at the state and local level.
This webinar will provide faculty and student members very “action oriented” steps so that they are not merely learning about policy advocacy strategies, but acquiring specific guidance and examples of how policy changes can be initiated in their own work. It will provide examples of how participants can inspire their peers to action and get decision-makers to change policy.


Applying Lessons Learned from the 2017 Advocacy Summit

Monday, October 30, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

The theme of this year’s Advocacy Summit is Equipping and Empowering Advocates for Public Health, with a keen focus on the issue of prevention in health policy. This webinar will reflect on the tools, tactics, and skills students, faculty members, and all public health professionals gained during the Summit, and how they can use those skills on a local and state level. The purpose of this webinar is for participants to be able to apply the lessons learned to advance health education.