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ERIC Number: EJ1153599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-8756-5943
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Eta Sigma Gamma Members' Participation in Advocacy Activities and Opinions on Advocacy Priorities for the Organization
Cox, Carol; Haidar, Salma; Brookins-Fisher, Jodi; Thompson, Amy; Deakins, Bethany; Bishop, Chaundra
Health Educator, v46 n2 p36-45 Fall 2014
Advocacy for health policies and programs can impact large segments of the population with the goal of promoting and protecting the nation's health. Historically, advocacy has not been viewed as seriously as other components of health education, and involvement in public policy work has been moderate by health education practitioners and health education faculty. The purpose of this study was to determine in which types of advocacy activities members of Eta Sigma Gamma currently participate, their rating of their personal advocacy skills and capacity, as well as their opinions on advocacy priorities for Eta Sigma Gamma. During fall 2013, a convenience sample of current members of Eta Sigma Gamma (N = 2661) was invited to participate in a survey (based on the Health Belief Model) that contained five sections assessing their health advocacy activities, perceptions, and priorities. Although only 10.75% (n = 286) of the sample returned the survey, voting was participated in by at least half (50%) of the respondents, and the majority (60%) reported barriers to advocacy engagement. Tobacco (30%) and nutrition polices (16%) were leading concerns for advocacy efforts. Members' input into advocacy activities and priorities allows for influence as well as accountability
Eta Sigma Gamma Inc. 2000 University Avenue CL 325, Muncie, IN 47306. Tel: 800-715-2559; Tel: 765-285-2258; Fax: 765-285-3210; Web site: http://www.etasigmagamma.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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