Public Health Advocacy Program
Open to Everyone!
Welcome to our Public health advocacy program
After witnessing the spread of misinformation and occasional lack of personal health responsibility, many have come to a consensus that our society must improve public health literacy. Public health literacy is defined as the knowledge to assess public health circumstances to make safe, responsible choices for the good of the community. To promote public health literacy, we must work together to make public health education an accessible, equitable component of our education systems.
Throughout this program, you will learn and experience the mechanisms you can use as a young person to spread public health literacy, including learning the basics of public health through an interactive project. Additionally, you will conduct outreach to local officials to make a positive change in your community. As an ambassador, you will participate in an intensive 8-week program where you will dive deep into the inner workings of educational and health policy and become a nonpartisan grassroots activist for a noble cause.
The program facilitator will be Stephanie Wang. Read more about her public health advocacy work here.
Benefits of becoming an ambassador:
- Gain experience in political lobbying and grassroot activism
- Make a tangible positive change in your local education system
- Leverage the importance of science in influencing public policy
You will receive ALL of the training necessary to accomplish these tasks through our weekly meetings. As an ambassador, you will be expected to complete all required tasks to graduate from the program. After successful graduation, you will receive the Distinguished Activist Award, an invitation to present your advocacy work at our recognition ceremony, and featured on the Kid Teach Kid and Project Unmasked websites.
Students will also learn about:
- The importance of public health literacy
- Nonpartisan political activism
- How to organize with teachers
- Outreach + email skills
- Power of persuasion
- How to pursue a lasting positive change in the educational infrastructure
And will perform the following tasks throughout the program:
- Create and disseminate a public service announcement in your community
- Lobby local, state, and national politicians
- Write to congressional representative
- Write to school board
- Implement curriculum into your school
Weeks 2 and 3
Weeks 4 and 5
School Board Outreach
Weeks 6 and 7
ACTIVITIES AND BENEFITS
The program is centered around three main activities:
- Creating your own public service announcement project regarding an infectious disease
- Implementing our signature public health curriculum into your school
- Speaking with politicians, educators, and local officials through grassroots activism
As an ambassador, you will be expected to spend at least 5 hours per week on your activism.
To register for the program, sign up using this Zoom Webinar link.
Because this program is much more hands-on, we will use Google Classroom to monitor your work. The link to join the Google Classroom is here: (or use class code wx46hn4).