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


East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
International Health
2 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Mon 06/13/2022 - Thu 06/16/2022
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th,  1:30 - 5:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Lois Privor-Dumm

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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 25% Participation
  • 35% Group Presentation
  • 40% Policy brief

Instructor Consent:

No consent required