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Public Health Advocacy, Demystified - Part 1 (On Demand-No CE)



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

If you are seeking CE or a certificate of completion, you will need to enroll in the paid CE version:

Eli Briggs, Founder and Principal of Briggs Strategic Advocacy, provided a two-part webinar series to help public health professionals learn how to communicate effectively to advance policy and advocacy goals. Participants are strongly encouraged to enroll in both sessions, as there will be a brief take-home activity in between sessions to strengthen your advocacy skills related to securing public health funding. In this session, participants will also hear firsthand from a public health practitioner about their advocacy experiences.

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This training was originally held on February 10, 2022.


Health department staff, especially those interested or involved in management and/or acquisition of funding

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the difference between advocacy and lobbying
  • Identify and utilize effective messaging strategies for advocacy
  • Develop a short “elevator pitch”
  • Discuss ways to diversify public health funding
  • Explain how to defend a budget for public health activities


Eli Briggs, MA, Founder and Principal, Briggs Strategic Advocacy

Kari Oldfield, JD, Director, Local Public Health Association of Minnesota


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 Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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