Affecting Policy: The Role of Public Health

Affecting Policy: The Role of Public Health

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(770) 690-9000

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Public health policy interventions are targeted to influence systems development, organizational change, social norms, and individual behavior to promote improvement in the health of a population. Policy interventions are important and effective community and societal level strategies for improving the public’s health. This type of population based approach can also be less expensive and cost-effective. While the policy process from planning to development to implementation and evaluation should include the full engagement of multiple stakeholders, the SHD violence and injury prevention programs have a critical role to play in affecting policy interventions that prevent injury, violence, and their consequences.

This webinar focuses on a discussion of the role of public health in the five domains of the policy process, with in-depth discussion on the Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program’s (Core VIPP) approach to affecting policy.

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Topics: Cross-Cutting
  • Policy
Core Competencies: Public Health
  • Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Financial Planning and Management Skills
  • Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention
  • 1. Ability to DESCRIBE and EXPLAIN injury and/or violence as a major social and health problem
  • 2. Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA
  • 7. Ability to STIMULATE CHANGE related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education
CHES Areas of Responsibility
  • Area VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession
CPH Core Areas
  • Health Policy and Management
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas
  • Programs Planning

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