2013 Protecting Children and Families from Tobacco: Leadership Advocacy Training

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Physicians (ACP), and the American Medical Association (AMA) sought applications from members to be trained as physician leaders in tobacco control advocacy.

Applicants interested in or already advocating in their states and communities for policies that support tobacco control, protect nonsmokers, and provide better access to tobacco cessation services were encouraged to apply. The workshop was a mix of panel presentations and small breakout groups. This was the second training jointly held by the five medical societies. Read feedback from the 2011 participants:

  • This was one of the BEST training sessions I have ever attended. The interaction and networking opportunities were endless and all of the speakers were helpful in supporting individual ideas about advocacy efforts.– 2011 Leadership Advocacy Trainee
  • In addition to the content evaluated, meeting with a wide variety of physicians who have an interest in the same subject was incredibly valuable. I don't often get to discuss such issues with internists and FPs as a pediatrician. Very inspiring and helpful.– 2011 Leadership Advocacy Trainee

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Presentations from 'Protecting Children and Families from Tobacco: Leadership Advocacy Training'