Health Education Faculty's Perceptions and Practices Regarding Advocacy
Keywords:Health advocacy, health policy, health education faculty
The purpose of this national population study is to assess health education faculty’s perceptions of advocacy related activities and determine their current teaching practices. The study surveyed 1150 health education faculty members regarding their personal involvement in health advocacy, their current teaching practices regarding advocacy and public policy, and their confidence in teaching advocacy and public policy topics. The survey response rate was 50 %. Based on the findings of this study, professional development for faculty members and institutional support for increased training and personal involvement in the areas of advocacy and public policy are highly recommended.
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