About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for HEALTH ADVOCACY (301.645.11), a course offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Prepares health professionals, (from government health officials, business leaders, non-profit organization representatives to scientists) to advance public health policy improvements. Through lectures, extensive group exercises and a "mock" congressional hearing, students develop the skills to evaluate the policymaking process, create opportunities to inform and influence policymaking, and become more effective in translating and communicating in a policymaking environment.

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Course Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Assess a public health problem and determine tactically when to solve the problem with policy strategies versus behavioral education
  • Analyze the legislative, administrative and judicial intervention points for policymaking and identify where to effectively target advocacy efforts
  • Identify and evaluate advocacy strategies, such as coalitions, grassroots, and paid and earned media outreach, in order to create specific advocacy campaigns
  • Dissect policy-oriented communications and develop personal skills to effectively translate and advocate for public health improvements to policymakers, the press and the public.

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Course Time

Thu Fri Sat Sun   9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Course Faculty
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Intended Audience

HPM Summer institute participants

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: class participation, group project and final paper

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Pamela Davis
E-mail: pdavis@jhsph.edu

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