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  • 1. Definitions of Advocacy Peter Witzler Student Program Organizer, Physicians for Human Rights
  • 2. Overview
    • Definitions of Advocacy
    • Advocacy Models
    • Examples of Advocacy
  • 3. Definitions of Advocacy
    • Process of educating and engaging to create change
    • Directed at a specific policy objective
    • Directed at a specific target
    • Engages your community
    • Is a long term process
  • 4. Definition of Advocacy
    • Service vs Advocacy
      • Service is providing relief or support to people affected by a problem
      • Advocacy is addressing the underlying causes of a problem, providing solutions, and creating change to eliminate the problem
  • 5. 4 C’s of Advocacy
    • Connection
    • Context
    • Commitment
    • Catapult
  • 6. Definition
    • Objective vs Problem
      • Problem=Broad area of concern
      • Objective=solution or partial solution to a problem
  • 7. Definition
    • Target: who has the power to give you what you want
      • How do you have power over your target
  • 8. Examples of Advocacy
    • Education
    • Petitions
  • 9.
    • Letter Writing
    • Media
    • Visits with Public Officials
  • 10. Examples of Advocacy
    • Public Hearings
    • Demonstrations
    • Civil Disobedience
    • Legal Disruptive tactics
    • Boycotts
  • 11. Definition of Advocacy
    • Long Term Vision
      • Education on an objective
      • Engage your community to build support
      • Engage your target
      • Win!
      • If you don’t win try again!
  • 12. Case Study
    • Brain Drain
      • Problem: Not enough health care workers in Africa
      • Objective: US Funding to train more health care workers
      • Target: Specific Members of US Congress
      • Engaging Community: reports, education, media
  • 13.
    • Long term Process:
      • Started in 2003 passed in 2008
      • Advocacy
        • Reports
        • Campus wide education of students, faculty and the community
        • Engage faculty and health professionals
        • Petitions, videos
        • Meetings with policy makers
        • Public hearings