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Community Organizing and Advocacy: The Importance of Community Efforts During a Public Health Crisis

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Registration deadline: June 5th

This workshop will be conducted via a virtual Zoom meeting online format and Canvas. Access to a computer/laptop with internet access is required. Please contact Professional Development with any questions.

15 CEUs/CPH units - (7.5 live, 7.5 self-paced)
Community-based public health and social work practice seeks to improve the social and economic quality of life for vulnerable populations using multiple methods of empowerment-based policy interventions. This course offers participants an overview on methods of community organization to accomplish social support goals especially during the time of a public health crisis.

Using the COVID-19 pandemic as an example, the course instructors will provide information on how pandemics can negatively impact vulnerable populations, how communities can come together to mitigate the unintended consequences of reactive policymaking, how public health crises can bring to light gaps in the community support network to inform future policymaking, and strategies for organizing the community during times of crises.

Workshop will consist of daily live Zoom webinars from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., and additional course material in Canvas.

Class size is limited to 25.
$650 General admission**
**Available discount class code may be entered during check out for the following:
SI001 - $450 Non-profit/government employees (1st Summer Institute class)
SI002 - $400 Non-profit/government employees (Additional Summer Institute classes)

This class will include both degree-seeking graduate students and practicing professionals. Individuals registering through Professional Development will receive continuing education units - but not academic credit - for the class.

Class Details

5 Sessions
Daily - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Online Webinar

MultipleInstructor :
1.Sarah Moreland-Russell2.Atia Thurman3.Gary Parker 

CEUs : 15

General Admission: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/15/2020 - 6/19/2020 Daily - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM St. Louis, Online Webinar  Map Gary Parker  ; Atia Thurman  ; Sarah Moreland-Russell