A case study in teaching tobacco policy advocacy at a Historically Black university.

Health promotion practice

PubMedID: 19098262

Jolly DH, Wigfall PM, Scott SA, Richardson RC, Ray K. A case study in teaching tobacco policy advocacy at a Historically Black university. Health Promot Pract. 2009;10(4):527-36.
Policy advocacy is increasingly recognized as a crucial component of the training provided to health educators but relatively few universities offer advocacy training as part of their professional preparation programs for health educators. Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) represent a natural setting for creating strong Black leaders in tobacco policy advocacy. This case study focuses on experiential education at an HBCU to develop advocacy skills around tobacco issues among Black college students. The authors describe the structure and content of two tobacco policy courses, their efforts to evaluate these courses, and the lessons they learned planning and conducting them. They believe their experience can prove useful to others developing curricula for teaching policy advocacy skills to health education students.