1009.0 Health Policy and Environmental Change

Saturday, November 7, 2009: 9:00 AM
LI Course
CE Hours: 6 contact hours
Partnership: Directors of Health Promotion and Education, University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health, APHA LPDP
Statement of Purpose and Institute Overview: Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) in collaboration with the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health have developed a set of health policy competencies and subsequent curricula aimed at improving the delivery of health policy and environmental change strategies a the state and community level. This four hour workshop intoduces participants to the policy change process, including how a local or stat coalition might influence both policy development and implementation. Through interactive exercises, lecture, and group discussion, participants become familiar with concepts and how they might help influence policy. The workshop introduces five topics: 1) defining social/health problems; 2) policy analysis to identify solutions; 3) advocacy to influence the policy process; 4) bureaucratic implementation of an enacted policy; and 5) evaluation of policy change. The DHPE competency-based curricula have been tested in 14 sites with over 400 individuals. The workshop provides an introduction to the public health Essential Service of developing health-supportive policy. The workshop also introduces learners to 21 specialized competencies promoted by the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (HPE) and provides informaion relevant to the CHES competency on advocacy.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe how a problem definition is a social construction. 2. Describe how policy analysis tools can help guide solution development 3. Describe a range of advocacy strategies and tactics 4. Describe how bureaucracy affects policy implementation 5. Describe unique evalation concerns when shaping policy for health

9:00 AM
9:30 AM
10:25 AM
11:05 AM
Background on Government Policy Process
James Emery, MPH and Carolyn E. Crump, PhD
11:30 AM
2:00 PM
Carolyn E. Crump, PhD
2:30 PM
Domain 5 - Evaluation
Carolyn E. Crump, PhD

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Organized by: APHA-Learning Institute (APHA-LI)

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)