Women’s Health Policy: What and Why

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Date Developed: September 2013. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPH. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Introductory. Length: 10 minutes.


In this brief presentation, Dr. Minkovitz provides a broad overview of the definition, elements and types of public policy. Six major criteria for evaluating policy are suggested. Reference is given to women’s health policy to exemplify the concepts, terms and public policy vehicles.

Learning Objectives

* Define policy.

* Explain what is women's health policy.

* Discuss the need for a focus on women's health policy.

* Justify the use of policy to advocate for women's health.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.