5034.0 The Power of Policy: Lessons from the Field

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Developing policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts, is one of the 10 Essential Public Health Services. In fact, few public health interventions can affect people's health so broadly and with such impact as policy. As serious public health problems continue to swell and resources to address them shrink, evidence-based public health policy will be a critical and cost-effective means for creating the opportunities and conditions that afford good health and well-being for all. APHA and NORC at the University of Chicago explored the ins and outs of effective policy work at 10 health departments across the country. This session will examine some of the promising practices and lessons learned from policy efforts at the state, tribal and local level.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the role of policy as essential public health service. 2. Discuss promising practices for effective policy work at the state, tribal, and local level.

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Organized by: APHA-Center for Public Health Policy

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