Policy Making and Community Health Advocacy
Policy Making and Community Health Advocacy It is very important that community health nurses provide not only input to policy circles through advocacy but also leadership at decision-making tables. The community health nurse is reviewing an online in-service program on the importance of this role in providing an essential influence and unique perspective in health care.
1. Seasoned advocates have developed skills in influencing policy decisions. Some individuals use the “ten commandments of lobbying.” What are the basic ideas that are inherent to advocates?
2. The community health nurse needs to know something about the force shaping health policy and the policy process in order to be in a better position to influence policy outcomes. What are the three components of Kingdon’s framework for policy analysis?