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Raising Our Voice: Breastfeeding Advocacy for Health Care Providers, Professionals, and Volunteers'

  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Lactation 2014

You have a voice. Amplify it! Mothers need education and support beyond the hospital setting.

Today’s advocacy landscape involves engaging with mothers and families across a variety of channels. This may seem daunting for any individual or organization to manage on their own, considering the limited resources, the volume of competing conversations and the myriad of engagement channels out there. How can the breastfeeding movement effectively communicate critical messaging, easily build “brand advocates” and use media, social media and other avenues to amplify our voice across the social networks?

This advocacy training presentation will explore six key steps to hone advocacy skills for amplifying breastfeeding messaging and outreach across communities. It will explore the fundamentals of powerful advocacy from creating compelling narratives to building a foundation of understanding. It will illustrate the role of media, the legislative process and community organizing. Attendees will be able to understand the power of storytelling and describe simple ways to increase the relevancy of their message and make sure the message is being received. It will improve cultural competency in speaking to various communities and attendees will have an interactive opportunity for role play and to being creating a personal or organizational strategic advocacy plan.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Identify 3 main types of advocacy
Objective 2:Be able to describe success strategies for each type of advocacy work
Objective 3:Identify the elements of successful storytelling
Objective 4: Identify the components of a media advocacy plan and how to measure effectiveness
Objective 5: Identify the factors for cultural competence in advocacy efforts

Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 22.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks