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Resource Guide for Health Care Professionals Interested in Advocating for Children's Health


This guide is designed to assist health care professionals to take a stand in their communities and workplaces to advocate for healthy eating and active living for children and their families. The guide has the following resources to support health care professionals in their work outside of the office, including:
  • A snapshot of the obesity epidemic and how it is impacting children
  • A “how-to” for advocacy at community, State, and national levels
  • Strategies for working with decisionmakers and the media to communicate the message
  • Areas and opportunities for policy engagement
  • Tools and resources in the Advocacy Toolbox to help plan and support the work
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at:


American Academy of Pediatrics; California Medical Association Foundation; National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality

Funding Sources

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

QualityTool Topic



  • Release Date: 05/2010
  • Original Summary: 07/2011
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Last updated: August 03, 2011.