Step six: Build alliances

You will need partners and alliances to build as much support as you can get to help you make your case. You might be able to get the support of all the other health professionals you work with. There might be local or national NGOs who would be willing to be a part of it. The media at local or national level can be important in raising awareness on all issues. You may also want to involve children directly as part of the campaign. The more support you can get the stronger your advocacy. Not only does it provide you with more people to engage in the advocacy, but it demonstrates the breadth of support for the case you are arguing.

Step five: Decide who you need to influence

Step seven: Decide your strategy