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Lived Experience as a Bridge from Public Health Knowledge to Action

In this course, Dr. Quincy A. Lezine explains how lived experience can bridge the gap between public health knowledge and effective action on suicide prevention. He shows how political will is vital at every phase, as it can and has built the community support that creates change.

About this course

In this course, Dr. Quincy A. Lezine, Ph.D., Director of the Lived Experience Academy, utilizes a six-phase model to illustrate how political will utilizing lived experience can bridge from political health knowledge to effective action toward suicide prevention. Explaining the difference between advocacy and lobbying, Lezine contrasts what is likely to be allowed and what is not in the United States, where organisations may fail to advocate sufficiently for suicide prevention because of fear of losing tax-exempt status. Observing that there are no barriers to political will for suicide prevention, Lezine emphasises the importance of maximising the impact of outreach by partnering with those with lived experience.
Duration 1 hour
Format video
Type specialised
Price Included with Membership
Writer / Presenter DeQuincy Lezine

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