Be Our Voice
A project to develop a series of national resources and a training curriculum to support the engagement and training of healthcare professionals to become advocates for obesity prevention within their communities.
May 2009 to August 2011 (Phase 1); September 2011 to August 2012 (Phase 2)
- Who: Teams in seven healthcare organizations from Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas trained directly with our staff. The teams went on to train more than 350 healthcare professionals in their communities.
- Funder: This project was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and run in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the California Medical Association Foundation and the RWJF Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity.
- Our Role: In Phase 1, led the development of training materials and 18 train-the-trainer sessions. In Phase 2, led the sharing of the online Be Our Voice advocacy training to healthcare professionals nationwide (see the course below).
Advocacy Resource Guide
This Advocacy Resource Guide provides a snapshot of the obesity epidemic and how it is impacting children; a “how-to” for advocacy at the community, state and national levels; strategies for working with decision makers and the media to communicate a message; areas and opportunities for policy engagement; and tools and resources to help healthcare professionals plan and support their work.