400 Advocating for National, State and Local Health Education Initiatives

Thursday, March 15, 2012: 2:15 PM-4:15 PM
Convention Center: Room 311
AAHE/Communicate and Advocate
Presider: Amy Thompson, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Speakers: Amy Thompson, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH; Kathleen Young, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA; Elaine Auld, Society of Public Health Education, Washington, DC, DC; and Kristi McClary King, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Cosponsored by the Society for Public Health Education. What are the 2012 national health education advocacy issues; how can you be an effective advocate? This session will review the 2012 priorities of the Coalition of National Health Education Organizations presented at the 15th Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit. This session will provide training on how to effectively advocate and the opportunity to refine skills during simulated meetings with legislators at the local, state, & federal level(s).