Virtual 22nd Annual Advocacy Summit

October 13-14, 2020

This year’s Summit focuses on the effects of climate change on health and how public health professionals can use advocacy skills in three specialized tracts:

  • The Effects of Climate Change on Health: Learn how climate change is impacting infectious/chronic diseases, especially impacting vulnerable populations and social justice issues
  • Advocacy Skill-Building: Acquire skills that today’s advocates must know in order to create and sustain an advocacy campaign at the local, state, or federal level.
  • Incorporating Advocacy in the Classroom: Learn innovative and effective ways to improve your faculty approaches to training future public health advocates.

SOPHE and other public health and advocacy professionals and students gather to engage in effective advocacy for a common agenda at national, state and local levels.

  • The Summit engages public health advocates to share advocacy training, materials, and resources.
  • 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.

Did you know?

SOPHE has a new community of practice manager for the Environmental Health Community of Practice. If you are interested in environmental health issues, social justice, climate change, health equity and social determinants of health, impacted by our environment, please join the community! Must be a SOPHE member to join a community of practice group. Chair: Matt Weinburke

SOPHE’s Board of Trustees issued a Resolution on Addressing the Health Impact of Climate Change

Why people participate?

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.”

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, George Washington University

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 or 202.408.9804