On-Campus or Online – The Choice is Yours!
Our online courses and certificate programs enable you to fulfill certificate requirements from anywhere. Our interactive curriculum offers learning that is flexible. If you live near the UW campus and wish to participate in both classroom and online learning, you can blend the two experiences.
Certificates in Consumer Health Advocacy
The Center offers three certificate options in Consumer Health Advocacy: Graduate, Capstone, and Professional. They are designed to enhance professional practice and emphasize 21st century fluencies such as the access and application of information, critical thinking and reflective practice, creative and collaborative problem-solving, critical questioning, and communication. The foundation of our approach is learning actively by advocating for patients.
Applied Advocacy Experience
Through our applied health advocacy experience, students learn by advocating for patients with life-threatening and serious illnesses as they navigate the health care system. Students help individuals and families address: treatment options, accessing quality medical care, talking with family members and co-workers about their illness, appealing insurance denials, determining eligibility for public and private benefits, and sorting out financial and employment related concerns.
UW Student Opportunities
Students from UW-Madison graduate and professional programs in Medicine, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Genetic Counseling, and Social Work often study in the Center’s advocacy program through specialized opportunities organized by their home disciplines. For medical and public health students, an applied research project is a key feature of their experience.
We offer a variety of courses including seminars, on-campus and online formats, and independent study opportunities. We also present distinguished lectures in various courses on the UW-Madison campus and across the country.