Learn the definitions of advocacy and lobbying, along with the examples of each when it comes to working in prevention.

Review this powerpoint by Sandra Puerini Del Sesto to define advocacy and lobbying, describe what a prevention professional’s ethical obligation to advocacy is, distinguish acts of advocacy and lobbying, and list the advocacy guidelines for actions that promote wellness and prevent substance misuse and related behavioral health problems!

The purpose of this Strategizer is to clarify what constitutes lobbying activities for non-profit organizations and to what extent these organizations can participate in lobbying activities in particular and the legislative process in general.

This guide will teach you how to engage in advocacy for substance use prevention, but the principles covered can be applied to any advocacy effort at any level of government. The guide explains how to be a vocal, visible and valuable advocate and gives an overview of the difference between education and lobbying. It provides guidance for developing an effective advocacy strategy.