Health Advocacy Campaigns

We explored different ways of influencing policymakers through a number of forms of letter writing. For this discussion, you will explore other ways of working with campaigns. As a health advocate, it is important to assist candidates who support your issues to help bring about the desired change. There are a number of different ways you can help contribute during the process. Address the following in your discussions:

1. How can you assist a campaign with a similar health agenda as your own? Provide examples as part of your discussion. (My health agenda is bringing awareness to Prescription Misuse among Teenagers and the Youth)

2. Address vividly the importance of advocating for diverse backgrounds and populations (e.g., religion, sexual orientation, gender, age groups, rural vs. urban populations, etc.).

3. What responsibility(s) AND what competency(s) of a Health Education Specialist does assisting a campaign fall under? Explain your choices.

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