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Be Our Voice: Obesity Prevention Advocacy Training

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.

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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.

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Advocacy Toolbox

The Advocacy Toolbox is designed to assist healthcare professionals to take a stand in their communities and workplaces to advocate for healthy eating and active living for children and their families.

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Guide for Healthcare Professionals to Partner with Community Based Organizations

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.

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