Online Courses

Advocacy Course

Take this free course and learn to educate legislators on the value of family medicine, and encourage them to support expansion of a well-trained family medicine workforce. This course, which takes about 45 minutes to complete, provides skills and practical strategies for advocating and promoting the value of family medicine.

The modules may be taken in any order, and a certificate is available upon completion of each module. If you get interrupted during a module, you can pause it and resume at any time.

You can find additional free resources in the Advocacy Toolkit.

By the end of this section, participants should be able to:

  1. Define advocacy
  2. Understand its importance
  3. Know more about your feelings regarding advocacy
  4. Know some key terms relating to Congressional legislation
  5. Know about some of the key people with whom you will be interacting

By the end of this section, participants should be able to:

  1. Prepare for your advocacy efforts
  2. Find your legislator and his or her information
  3. Determine how best to make contact
  4. Set the groundwork for the relationship

By the end of this section, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of a one-pager
  2. Target your Ask
  3. Provide background
  4. Write a one-pager

By the end of this section, participants should be able to:

  1. Prepare for your visit
  2. Interact with your legislator
  3. Have an effective visit with your legislator

By the end of this section, participants should be able to:

  1. Maintain a relationship with a legislator or staffer
  2. Be a resource
  3. Know when to check in and how to do so

Technical Requirements

In order to get the full experience of these courses, we recommended that the courses are viewed on a desktop computer or a laptop. Tablets and other mobile devices are not supported at this time.

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If you already have an stfm.org profile set up, click My Account to log in, then use the Store link at the top of your profile page to purchase the course.

If you don't yet have an stfm.org profile created, click Create Account to make one, then use the Store link at the top of your profile page to purchase the course.

Price: FREE

Questions?

Have questions or need help enrolling? Email Brian Hischier, Manager of Online Education, or call (913) 800-5198.

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Events

Jan 31-Feb 03, 2018—Conference on Medical Student Education

Apr 27-May 1, 2018Annual Spring Conference

 

 

Deadlines

January 26: Deadline to submit applications for CERA Program Directors Survey

February 15: Deadline to apply for the STFM Medical Editing Fellowship

February 22: Applications are due for the Building Better Clinical Training Experiences pilot project

March 15: Last day for submissions to the Annual Poetry and Prose Contest