Skip To Content

Advocacy Communications for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change (No CE)

Started Mar 4, 2021


Full course description

PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available in this free version of the course.

This self-paced training covers the basics of developing an advocacy communications strategy and provides some practical opportunities to develop and deploy a strategy of your own. It features a number of interactive exercises, as well as a podcast component focused on the concepts of policy surveillance and legal epidemiology and tools to incorporate them into your work.


Public health and other allied health professionals working in health departments, community-based settings, clinics, etc., who are interested in policy engagement and persuasive communication.

Learning Objectives

  • Define policy, systems, and environmental change and the six phases to achievement
  • Identify steps needed to develop a policy/advocacy communications and engagement strategy
  • Recognize the possible roles of individuals, organizations, and coalitions in public health policy/advocacy communications and engagement strategy
  • Practice developing an advocacy communication plan


Melody Geraci, Deputy Executive Director, Active Transportation Alliance

Lindsay Cloud, Director of the Policy Surveillance Program, Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law


The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Technical Information

This course was created using Articulate Storyline 360. See the Viewing Published Courses section of the Articulate website for technical requirements:

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties, please try using a different browser (i.e., Chrome, Safari, Firefox). Internet Explorer and Edge will not work with our learning management system.

Contact us at with questions.

Sign up for this course today!