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