Through the Introduction to Advocacy lesson, students will learn the basics of advocacy, with particular attention paid to healthcare and patient advocacy. Students will then write a persuasive letter to a state representative explaining a community problem and solution.
National Strategies that Align with the SHARE Curriculum
Healthy People 2020 Objectives
AH-2 Increase the proportion of adolescents who participate in extracurricular and/or out-of-school activities.
AH-3.2 Increase the proportion of parents who attend events and activities in which their adolescents participate.
National Partnership for Action
Goal 1 Awareness - Increase awareness of the significance of health disparities, their impact on the nation, and the actions necessary to improve health outcomes for racial, ethnic, and underserved populations.
Strategy 2: Develop and support partnerships among public, nonprofit, and private entities to provide a comprehensive infrastructure to increase awareness, drive action, and ensure accountability in efforts to end health disparities and achieve health equity across the lifespan.
Goal 2: Leadership - Strengthen and broaden leadership for addressing health disparities at all levels.
Strategy 7: Invest in young people to prepare them to be future leaders and practitioners by actively engaging and including them in the planning and execution of health, wellness and safety initiatives.