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Educating Policymakers About Public Health Issues

December 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Webinar Recorded on December 11, 2017    90 minutes

Training Description
This webinar is appropriate for all public health professionals interested in leveraging tools, resources and data to educate policymakers.The webinar is designed to give participants insights, tips and pointers to more effectively educate elected officials, including state legislators and members of Congress. The webinar will address preparation, presentation, and “leave behind” materials. An experienced governmental affairs consultant who advocates for public health priorities, and whose daughter is a current Congressional staffer, will cover essential “Dos and Don’ts” for educating officials about public health issues.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the webinar participants will be able to:

  • Apply at least two communication techniques to educate state legislators, members of Congress, and other public officials
  • Identify types of data and information that are useful to elected officials and staff
  • Describe how elected officials process and prioritize information