SOPHE's 2017 Advocacy Summit

Equipping and Empowering Advocates for Public Health


October 21 - 23, 2017 | Washington, DC

Society for Public Health Education's 19th Annual Advocacy Summit returns this year with a new theme: “Equipping and Empowering Advocates for Public Health.” The 2017 Summit is set for October 21-23 at Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill

Spend an engaging 1.5 days in skill-building workshops designed to develop and hone participant advocacy skills. Sessions provide updates on priority areas from a diverse group of public health, education, and health equity experts. Learn More.


Students! Apply now for a 21st Century Scholarship to attend the advocacy summit. 

Deadline for scholarship applications is May 31, 2017. 

Call for Abstracts 

The 2017 Advocacy Summit Call for Abstracts is open! All abstracts must be submitted by June 2, 2017. 

Abstracts are being accepted under the following subthemes: Activism; Advocacy Skill-Building; Incorporating Advocacy in the Classroom. Submitting authors will be notified whether their proposal was accepted or declined by July 6, 2017.

Before you start your abstract, please download the 'Advocacy Summit Call for Abstracts Instruction Sheet' for more information on the process.

When you are ready to create your abstract, please be sure to select the Call for Abstracts Event ID '2017 Advocacy Summit Call for Abstractson the 'Create New Abstract Submission' page - not the '2018 Call for Abstracts'.


Event Information

The Society for Public Health Education Advocacy Summit is 1.5 days of skill-building workshops and Capitol Hill visits. Check back for sneak peaks of speakers, workshops, and more!



Call for Abstracts Instructions

SOPHE Advocacy Action Center

SOPHE Resolutions, Testimony, and Comments

Register to take your CHES/MCHES Certification Exam at the 2017 Advocacy Summit