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221.633.11 Policy Advocacy in Low and Middle-Income Countries: Application for Real World Challenges

International Health
Summer Inst. term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Tue 06/11/2019 - Fri 06/14/2019
Class Times:
  • Tu W Th F,  8:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Lois Privor-Dumm
Course Instructor s:

Are you looking to bring about change in policy for overlooked or under-appreciated public health priorities?

Bringing about policy change requires a variety of approaches - learn about tools and best practices to help drive action in LMICs and to develop and implement an advocacy plan.

This course will be part of the public health advocacy certificate.

Introduces fundamentals of policy advocacy with an emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. Reviews relevant frameworks, presents lessons learned from low- and middle-income countries case studies, and explains approaches for engaging both global and local stakeholders in influencing policy adoption or change. Provides students will skills necessary for developing and presenting an advocacy plan and to strengthen stakeholder engagement.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the fundamentals of policy advocacy and available tools
  2. Report the value of developing a common vision and SMART objectives
  3. Analyze stakeholders and their role in the policy advocacy process
  4. Apply principles of advocacy to develop a policy advocacy plan
  5. Evaluate potential pitfalls and whether the elements of a good advocacy plan are present
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation 25%
Group project presentation 35%
Policy brief 40%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required