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Event “Advocacy and Lobbying in Public Health in Switzerland: Blessing or Curse?”

We are delighted to share that the event, "Advocacy and Lobbying in Public Health in Switzerland: Blessing or Curse?", successfully took place on June 15, 2023, in Zurich. This insightful gathering was organized by the Swiss School of Public Health in collaboration with Public Health Schweiz, the NRP74 "Emerging Health Care Leaders" Program, the Swiss Learning Health System, and the Swiss Public Health Doctors, attracting a diverse audience of over 30 attendees.

Throughout the event, attendees had the opportunity to engage with thought-provoking discussions centered around the following critical questions:

  1. What is advocacy and lobbying, and how do these practices function within the Swiss context?
  2. What is the significance of advocacy and lobbying in the realm of public health, and what are the advantages and disadvantages associated with these activities?
  3. How can individuals actively contribute and participate in translating evidence into impactful public health policies?

The event aimed to provide researchers and public health professionals with insights into the world of advocacy in the context of public health. Expert speakers shared their invaluable knowledge, shedding light on the intricacies of advocacy and lobbying in Switzerland and empowering attendees to become agents of change in shaping health policy decisions and effectively promoting research findings.

Beyond the enriching sessions, the event concluded with a delightful Apéro, offering attendees a perfect platform to foster connections, network with like-minded professionals, and engage in further discussions on the topics covered throughout the day.

We extend our appreciation to the event co-organizers for making this event a success and providing an invaluable space for knowledge exchange and professional development. For those who were unable to attend this event, we encourage you to follow us on social media and stay tuned for updates on future events!

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