Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit
Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit <ul><li>Started 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition of National Health Education Orga...
SOPHE Overview <ul><li>Founded in 1950; relocated to Wash, DC – 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Mission - To provide leadership to ...
SOPHE Chapters SOPHE CHAPTERS
Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit <ul><li>Early Summit focus on leaders, professionals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IOM Rep...
2010 Summit Priorities <ul><li>Increased Appropriations for CDC NCCDPHP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Racial & Ethnic Approaches t...
Summit Objectives <ul><li>Develop new advocacy knowledge & skills to become effective policy advocates at federal/state/lo...
Summit Agenda <ul><li>Saturday Afternoon  </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive skill building – tracks for beginner to advanced (in...
Summit Presentations
Hill Visit Planning
Capitol Hill Briefing
Class Photo on Capitol Hill
Meeting with a Legislator/Legislative Aide
Experiential Learning <ul><li>Make own Hill appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Assigned Homework  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resear...
Experiential Learning <ul><li>Make own Hill appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Assigned Homework  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resear...
Other Post Summit Ideas <ul><li>Connect to student service initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Provide program letter for studen...
Summit Student Testimonials <ul><li>“ I really enjoyed the experience that I had at the Advocacy Summit …it brought to rea...
What Faculty Can Do <ul><li>Publicize on campus, dept. </li></ul><ul><li>Tie to policy courses and initiatives </li></ul><...
Resources for Teaching Policy and Advocacy Health Education Advocacy Website: www.healtheducationadvocate.org Research Ame...
Long-Term Summit Impact <ul><li>CDC DASH appropriations increase </li></ul><ul><li>Influence Congressional questions durin...
ROB SIMMONS, DRPH, CPH, MPH, CHES [email_address] ELAINE AULD, MPH, CHES [email_address]   <ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul><u...
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  1. 1. Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit
  2. 2. Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit <ul><li>Started 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition of National Health Education Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>SOPHE – Summit coordinator </li></ul>
  3. 3. SOPHE Overview <ul><li>Founded in 1950; relocated to Wash, DC – 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Mission - To provide leadership to the profession of health education </li></ul><ul><li>4000 Members – nationally & in 20 chapters </li></ul><ul><li>2 Peer-reviewed journals </li></ul><ul><li>2 National meetings </li></ul><ul><li>4 Cooperative agreements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy/systems change </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. SOPHE Chapters SOPHE CHAPTERS
  5. 5. Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit <ul><li>Early Summit focus on leaders, professionals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IOM Report: Who Will Keep Public Healthy? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual attendance – 200 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60% students, faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student scholarships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Website – www.healtheducationadvocate.org </li></ul><ul><li>Open to other sponsors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Council of Accredited MPH Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National REACH Coalition </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 2010 Summit Priorities <ul><li>Increased Appropriations for CDC NCCDPHP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) – coordinated school health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reauthorization of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act to include Health Education </li></ul>
  7. 7. Summit Objectives <ul><li>Develop new advocacy knowledge & skills to become effective policy advocates at federal/state/local levels </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate federal policy priorities related to school/public health education </li></ul><ul><li>Develop/enhance personal relationship with policymakers </li></ul><ul><li>Identify new colleagues to strengthen future advocacy efforts </li></ul>
  8. 8. Summit Agenda <ul><li>Saturday Afternoon </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive skill building – tracks for beginner to advanced (including dedicated faculty session) </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday </li></ul><ul><li>Climate of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation/Discussion of Priority Health Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Making Hill Visits – Presentations, Demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Small group planning and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Monday </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol Hill Orientation (Life on the Hill) </li></ul><ul><li>Hill Visits </li></ul><ul><li>Online documentation of responses </li></ul>
  9. 9. Summit Presentations
  10. 10. Hill Visit Planning
  11. 11. Capitol Hill Briefing
  12. 12. Class Photo on Capitol Hill
  13. 13. Meeting with a Legislator/Legislative Aide
  14. 14. Experiential Learning <ul><li>Make own Hill appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Assigned Homework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Legislator(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Committees, Priorities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Legislator’s History to PH issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local ph stories, experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Onsite Role plays </li></ul><ul><li>Small group planning </li></ul><ul><li>Going on Hill visits </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul>
  15. 15. Experiential Learning <ul><li>Make own Hill appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Assigned Homework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Legislator(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Committees, Priorities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Legislator’s History to PH issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local ph stories, experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summit role plays </li></ul><ul><li>Small group planning </li></ul><ul><li>Going on Hill visits </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class presentations, newsltr articles </li></ul></ul>Before During After
  16. 16. Other Post Summit Ideas <ul><li>Connect to student service initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Provide program letter for student portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate student “case studies” in future courses </li></ul><ul><li>Organize campus/local summits </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage ltr to editor, op-eds in campus/local paper </li></ul><ul><li>Involve Summit graduates in presenting and/or mentoring other students at future Summits </li></ul>
  17. 17. Summit Student Testimonials <ul><li>“ I really enjoyed the experience that I had at the Advocacy Summit …it brought to reality what we had been studying in class; it made me change my concept that politics is something you cannot change.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Summit helped teach me advocacy skills I am using now and will use throughout my future career.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Today, I feel comfortable and confident to speak out and push for change in my personal areas of interest .... I look forward to participating in next year's Advocacy Summit.” </li></ul>
  18. 18. What Faculty Can Do <ul><li>Publicize on campus, dept. </li></ul><ul><li>Tie to policy courses and initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Have students and faculty share past experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Seek internal/external funding </li></ul><ul><li>Hold a preparatory meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss the process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss outcomes and learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to courses, student organizations </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Resources for Teaching Policy and Advocacy Health Education Advocacy Website: www.healtheducationadvocate.org Research America: www.researchamerica.org Trust for America’s Health: www.healthyamericans.org Kaiser Family Foundation: www.kff.org The California Endowment: Advocacy toolkit, www.calendow.org APHA: www.apha.org/legislative/index
  20. 20. Long-Term Summit Impact <ul><li>CDC DASH appropriations increase </li></ul><ul><li>Influence Congressional questions during testimony </li></ul><ul><li>Support/recognition of opinion leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced organizational training by summit sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy days on campuses/state chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Summit graduates moving into politics </li></ul><ul><li>Increased capacity to mobilize across profession </li></ul>
  21. 21. ROB SIMMONS, DRPH, CPH, MPH, CHES [email_address] ELAINE AULD, MPH, CHES [email_address] <ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul><ul><li>For More Information </li></ul>
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