Developing and Influencing Policy for the Public's Health

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Date Developed: 05/25/2012. Source: University of Washington School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Michael Fraser, PhD, CAE. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Intermediate. Length: 50 minutes.


In this presentation to students at the University of Washington School of Public Health, Michael Fraser of AMCHP describes how policy development is a core function of public health and the competencies needed to influence public policy related to public health. He explains that at times of reduced public health workforce capacity and programs, including changes in the MCH Block Grant program and health reform, advocacy is often required for policy change on a local and national level.

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.