This dynamic, interactive online program provides healthcare professionals with information about how they can become advocates for obesity prevention policy change, an opportunity to practice newly developed skills in a simulated community, access to a virtual Q&A system with videos from trained advocates, and guidance on how to create a personal Advocacy Plan to direct their advocacy work.
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.
This guide is designed for healthcare professionals already engaged in or starting their involvement in community advocacy efforts to bring about change in obesity rates. This guide teaches healthcare professionals how to effectively connect and partner with local and state organizations involved in community based education and advocacy to maximize the impact of efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
This guide provides the rationale and resources to support community organizations, governmental agencies and local collaboratives in their efforts to reach out and engage healthcare professionals to become part of their childhood obesity community advocacy team.