Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation Module: 18. Advocacy Tools and the Role of Health Extension Practitioners

Study Session 18  Advocacy Tools and the Role of Health Extension Practitioners


This study session is based on providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to enable you to identify and describe the main tools of advocacy. You will learn how to describe the support needed, your targets, channels and methods for your advocacy work. You will also be encouraged to think about your local community’s cultural, social and economic environment in order to help you identify the main health issues and to identify and collaborate with the different stakeholders found in your locality or kebele (Figure 18.1).

A team of three health workers standing together.
Figure 18.1  Health workers working together will be a strong team for advocacy work. (Photo: I-TECH/Julia Sherburne)

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 18