NHEW 2023: Advancing Health Through Advocacy

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This webinar will provide an introduction to the myriad of activities that encompass advocacy.

Following the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the factors which can support or detract from advocacy efforts.
  • Identify coalitions and stakeholders that may favor or oppose your advocacy efforts.

Patrick Stieg, MS, CHES

Certified Health Education Specialist

Certified Health Education Specialist with 37 years of professional experience as a practitioner in public health education, health promotion, and policy development.  This includes 19 years at state and county public health departments, 12 years at a voluntary health organization at both the national and state levels, and 6 years at a health plan.

Megan L. Smith, PhD

Boise State University

Dr. Smith’s work builds on education, human development, and public health science to study the contextual factors that promote or thwart health outcomes (particularly substance abuse, mental health, and sexual risk behavior) for young people. Previously a K-12 teacher, she often focuses on the school environment. While working for the WVU School of Public Health, she served as Director of Child & Adolescent Health initiatives for the Prevention Research Center. She is committed to public health advocacy and deeply believes it is the mission of public health professionals to continue to advocate for and champion equity and health for all.

Ashley S. Love, DrPH, DHSc, MPH, MS, CPH (Moderator)

Associate Professor

University of Incarnate Word

Dr. Ashley S. Love, an experienced public health professional with over 20 years of expertise, is committed to addressing social determinants of health. Trained at Columbia University and Nova Southeastern University and having lived in Europe, Asia, and North America, she brings a multicultural perspective to her work. As the former State Epidemiologist of Delaware/Bureau Chief of Epidemiology, Dr. Love was crucial in effectively managing the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. Her interdisciplinary and interfaith approach, coupled with her experience working with diverse age and racial/minority groups, enriches her work. Dr. Love’s areas of expertise include public health, healthcare education, telehealth, nutrition, and gerontology. She has taught numerous community college and university courses, employing innovative approaches. She has been an award-winning educator, certified online instructor, and an active-duty military spouse for over two decades. She is an associate professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Incarnate Word’s Dreeben School of Education.


Live Webinar
10/20/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
10/20/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
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