Resource: Policy and Advocacy Training

It is important for MCH leaders to possess policy and advocacy skills, particularly in changing and competitive economic and political environments. MCH leaders understand the resources necessary to improve health and well-being for children, youth, families, and communities, and the need to be able to articulate and advocate for those needs in the context of policy development and implementation. This policy and advocacy training from the MCH Navigator presents key advocacy components, the difference between case and class advocacy, and a review of policy and advocacy throughout the history of MCH. The resource also provides additional learning opportunities and supplemental resources from the MCH’s Navigator course catalog focused on advocacy and policy.