This course is designed to help train healthcare professionals and their advocacy partners to become advocates for policy changes in their communities. This course provides the learner with information about how both healthcare professionals and non-healthcare professionals can become advocates for childhood obesity policy change; give them a chance to practice their skills in a simulated community; and create a personal Advocacy Plan to guide their advocacy work.
Upon enrollment, you will have access to the course for 90 days. Once your enrollment period ends you will no longer be able to access the course.
The content of these modules was taken from the Be Our Voice Advocacy Resource Guide and Be Our Voice Advocacy Toolbox, both of which are available to download for free on the NICHQ website.
NOTE: This course does not allow you to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits.
Part 1: Become An Advocate
An e-book that provides information and best practices for becoming an advocate and using effective advocacy methods.
Part 2: Be The Advocate
Put your advocacy skills and knowledge to the test by completing six different scenarios in locations around the simulated town of Midvale.
Part 3: Advocacy Plan Creator
Follow a series of guided steps to create a personal Advocacy Plan that will help you move forward with your own advocacy work.
Course Feedback Survey
Share your thoughts and experiences regarding this course and, more generally, community-based advocacy. There are no right or wrong answers to this survey and your responses will be kept anonymous.
We realize that there are many resources mentioned throughout the course that you may want to explore or bookmark. The list in this section contains a complete alphabetical listing of all the resource featured in the course: organizations, groups, online/virtual, data, reports, media, policy, tools/toolkits, and other helpful links.
Interview the Advocates: Video Q&A Library
This video library provides learners the opportunity to watch videos of real obesity prevention advocates from Phase 1 of NICHQ's Be Our Voice project answering questions about starting and sustaining childhood obesity prevention advocacy work. These advocates were trained using the same curriculum found in "Part 1: Become An Advocate."
Troubleshooting Technical Issues with this Course
This section provides solutions to some of the most common issues users experience when taking this course.