Concept Note – IAHPC Advocacy Course 2021 - 2022
Description: The IAHPC advocacy course is a component of the IAHPC Academy, which includes educational projects leading to certificates in different fields. Advocacy for integration of palliative care into primary health care within the spectrum of universal coverage, and for improved access to essential palliative care medications is one of four thematic areas in the IAHPC Strategic Plan 2020-2024. The course consists of several modules, which are released monthly.
Overall goal: The overall goal of the IAHPC advocacy course is to continue building and strengthening partnerships to accelerate global, regional, and national advocacy for palliative care.
Learning objectives: By the end of the IAHPC advocacy course, participants will have learned:
- How advocacy can strengthen their national and regional PC organizations;
- How the global normative framework supports access to palliative care and palliative care medicines as an essential component of primary healthcare and as component of the human right to the highest attainable standard of health;
- Why it is important to build effective partnerships with other NGOs, policymakers, the media, and the secretariats of UN entities, including by drafting statements and organizing collaborative side events at UN meetings with other NGOs
- How to use evidence and stories to present a compelling case for equitable palliative care in their own settings.
Faculty: Dr. Katherine Pettus, PhD See Katherine’s bio
Participation: Free for IAHPC members.
Curriculum – online modules including resource lists, quizzes, and short videos