Incorporating Advocacy Training in Professional Preparation Programs

Tappe, Marlene K.; Galer-Unti, Regina A.; Radius, Susan M.
March 2009
American Journal of Health Studies;2009, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p257
Academic Journal
Advocacy for health and health education is both a professional and an ethical responsibility of health educators. Therefore, advocacy-related training must be integrated into the curricula of undergraduate and graduate health education programs. The purpose of this article is to provide rationale, strategies, and resources for incorporating advocacy training in undergraduate and graduate health education professional preparation programs. This articulation of rationale, strategies, and resources for integrating advocacy training in undergraduate and graduate health education curricula will support faculty in institutions of higher education in planning, implementing, assessing, and evaluating competency-based professional preparation experiences related to health advocacy.


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