SOPHE’S 26th Annual Advocacy Summit

Hilton Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill, October 19-21, 2024

Advocating for Equity Where we Live, Work and Play

SOPHE and other public health and advocacy professionals and students engage in effective advocacy for a common agenda at national, state and local levels. The Summit provides a learning environment for all levels of knowledge and experience. Participants new to advocacy learn the basics to enhance their confidence. Seasoned advocacy veterans are exposed to advanced sessions.

The Summit engages public health leaders to share advocacy training, materials, and resources. Following the Summit, participants are encouraged to continue advocacy efforts in their communities.

Tracks:

  • Advocacy Skill Building (Beginner and Advanced)
  • Research & Practice in Advocacy & Grassroots work
  • Poster Track Health Advocacy

Schedule at a Glance


Registration and Call For Abstracts Open


Travel & Hotel

The Advocacy Summit will be held in the Hilton Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill.


Why people participate?

To Learn

The Summit provides a learning environment for all levels of knowledge and experience. Participants new to advocacy learn the basics to enhance their confidence. Seasoned advocacy veterans are exposed to advanced sessions.

  • Multiple sessions cover basic, intermediate and advanced-level advocacy training.
  • Participants select sessions of interest in health policy and public health fields.
Keely Rees, PhD, MCHES

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

To Connect

Connect with a diverse group of health education specialists, public health professionals, undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in Washington, D.C.

“My biggest takeaway from the Summit is understanding the importance of being a strong and reliable advocate as this is essential to championing a cause that you care about.” 

Alexis Wing
Alexis Wing, George Washington University
To Act

The Summit engages public health leaders to share advocacy training, materials, and resources. Following the Summit, participants are encouraged to continue advocacy efforts in their communities.

“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


For questions or additional information, contact education@sophe.org.