Advocacy Basics

U.S. Capitol

The American Lung Association’s Advocacy Basics course is a free, 45 minute interactive online learning program designed to help people understand more about lung health advocacy and how they can get involved. In this course, participants will learn about the difference between advocacy and lobbying, how state and federal bill processes work and how to advocate and speak with legislators.

This course is designed to be appropriate for anyone who wants to learn more about advocacy efforts or how to be a stronger advocate, including teachers, lung health professionals, and local government staffing who are concerned about lung health in their regions.

This program will teach participants to:

  • Explain the importance of lung health advocacy
  • Define advocacy and lobbying and explain the difference between them
  • Examine the legislative process and how a bill becomes a law
  • Identify the various approaches to advocacy
  • And more