In this study session, you have learned that:

  1. Advocacy is speaking up, and drawing policy makers and the community’s attention to an important health issue.
  2. Advocacy is working with other people and organisations to improve the health of the community.
  3. The first two steps in any advocacy campaign are selecting the health issue that needs advocacy work, and then developing the goals and objectives.
  4. Without a clear, articulated issue and well-defined goals and objectives, the remaining steps of the advocacy campaign will lose focus.
  5. You also need to remember that the goals and objectives of your advocacy work are to facilitate changes and new policy developments, in order to tackle unmet health needs or any emerging health needs of your community.
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