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Free Online Advocacy Course

Take this free course and learn to educate legislators on the value of family medicine, and encourage them to support expansion of a well-trained family medicine workforce. This course, which takes about 45 minutes to complete, provides skills and practical strategies for advocating and promoting the value of family medicine.

The modules may be taken in any order, and a certificate is available upon completion of each module. If you get interrupted during a module, you can pause it and resume at any time.

In order to get the full experience of these courses, it is recommended that a modern browser or tablet is used. Please do not use these courses on a smartphone. Supports Apple iOS and Android.

How to Use These Modules

Subscribe to the entire Advocacy course below by adding all 5 modules to your shopping cart at once (first selection) or by adding individual modules to your shopping cart. The course is free to all users who have an account on the STFM website. If you don't have an account, register here. You will need to checkout, but will not be charged for the courses.

The modules may be accessed at any time from this page or your STFM user profile page using the Online Education link in the left sidebar.

Click here to resume courses you have already started.
Advocacy Modules - Full Course
If you want to add all 5 modules to your account, choose this convenient option. If you want to select only individual courses, add them to your cart below.
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Getting Started in Advocacy
By the end of this module, participants should be able to:
1. Define advocacy
2. Understand its importance
3. Know more about your feelings regarding advocacy
4. Know some key terms relating to Congressional legislation
5. Know about some of the key people with whom you will be interacting
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Prepare and Make Contact
By the end of this module, participants should be able to:
1. Prepare for your advocacy efforts
2. Find your legislator and his or her information
3. Determine how best to make contact
4. Set the groundwork for the relationship
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The One-Pager
By the end of this module, participants should be able to:
1. Explain the importance of a one-pager
2. Target your Ask
3. Provide background
4. Write a one-pager
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The Visit
By the end of this module, participants should be able to:
1. Prepare for your visit
2. Interact with your legislator
3. Have an effective visit with your legislator
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Maintaining the Relationship
By the end of this module, participants should be able to:
1. Maintain a relationship with a legislator or staffer
2. Be a resource
3. Know when to check in and how to do so
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Make the course a part of your curriculum

Encourage your residents or students to become advocates. You can use the course in didactic presentations, or have residents/students complete the modules on their own.

Get recognized for your advocacy efforts

Questions?

Technical questions about accessing the course? E-mail Brian Hischier.

Questions about advocating for family medicine education? E-mail Hope Wittenberg, MA.


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