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Messaging and Advocacy for Public Health Professionals (On Demand) is a Course

Messaging and Advocacy for Public Health Professionals (On Demand)

Started Aug 27, 2018


Full course description

Note: Course content is available for free and continuing education credits are offered for a $3 fee. If desired, you will be asked to pay the fee upon completion of the course material.

Constructing a powerful message is important to convey essential information, especially in the context of environmental health. This session will give public health professionals guidance on how to construct, frame and distribute messages effectively when communicating with decision makers. This session will also provide tools to effectively advocate to local, state and federal decision makers for policies and resources that promote and protect environmental and human health.


Public health professionals including environmental health directors, nurses, health educators, and others in health department settings.

Learning Objectives

• Construct effective messages designed to incorporate health broadly in all policies (CHES Area of Responsibility 7.1.1)
• Identify key audiences for environmental health messaging (7.1.3)
• List tools for communicating and advocating to decision makers (7.2.3,7.2.5)
• List resources that promote and protect environmental and human health (7.2.3)

Continuing Education Credit

1.0 Nursing Contact Hours (Credits expire on December 31, 2019)

1.0 CHES Category I CECH

Certificate of Completion

Nursing contact hours expire March 31, 2019.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.


This webcast is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative. 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.

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