The unit considers how to encourage advocacy efforts for your patients, your staff, and your local and national community. Your patients will value opportunities to voice their needs in constructive ways that lead to action. Advocacy efforts can enable healthcare staff to envision and realize a rights-based environment where they can flourish as they get training and provide care. Using program evidence to advocate for healthcare delivery improvements with policy makers increases your ability to shape local, regional, and national health policies and practices. All these advocacy efforts help to build a movement for health and social justice.


  1.     Goals and objectives
  2.     Advocating for patients
  3.     Advocating for the community
  4.     Advocating with policy makers
  5.     Using evidence for advocacy
  6.     Collaborating with others
  7.     Using the media to advance key advocacy issues
  8.     Building a movement