Policy and Advocacy in Global Health



This course explores why and how health policy decisions are made and how you can engage in the public policy process to improve health equity around the world; presents frameworks to help define public health problems, analyze and prioritize policy solutions, map stakeholder interests, anticipate policy implementation barriers, engage in global health diplomacy and policy negotiations, and develop policy advocacy strategies.  


This online course has video lectures, readings, discussion forums and assignments. 

You can participate in this course as an independent participant or as part of a site with 5 or more people. Participating as a site group provides a forum for discussing course concepts and applying them to local context and customs. If you are participating independently, the online discussion boards provide a forum for these types of discussion. 

The course is taught in English. Participants should be comfortable with written and spoken English.


The course is aimed toward public health and healthcare professionals. To be admitted to the course you must have a Bachelor’s-level degree or equivalent experience in a health-related field. 

Please note that the first offering of the course will be a pilot, thus enrollment is limited. 



Mailed Certificate*Digital Certificate*
Group Sites (up to 40 participants) only available for non-OECD country sites$1500$1500

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