Application: Developing a Health Advocacy Campaign

THIS IS A 12 PAGES PAPER

  • Analyze the attributes of the programs to determine what made them effective.
  • Reflect on a policy you could propose or a change to a current policy to further improve the health of the population you selected with regard to the issue.
  • Consider how you could develop an advocacy program, applying the attributes identified in similar, effective programs.

    To complete:

    For this section of your paper (approximately 3–4 pages in length) address the following:

  • Describe your selected population health issue and the population affected by this issue.
  • Summarize the advocacy programs you researched in this area.
  • Explain the attributes that made those programs effective.
  • Develop a plan for a health advocacy campaign that seeks to create a new policy or change an existing policy with regard to the issue and population you selected. Be sure to include in your plan:
    • A description of the public health issue and proposed policy solution
    • Specific objectives for the policy you want to be implemented
    • The means by which you will convey information to various stakeholders on the need for this policy change
    • Be sure your proposed need is substantiated by data and evidence.
    • Methods of establishing support for the policy, including how to influence policymakers
  • Explain how the attributes of the effective advocacy programs you researched could be applied to your proposed advocacy campaign.

    Required Resources

  • Milstead, J. A. (2013). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
    • Chapter 3, “Government Response: Legislation—Politics: Playing the Game” (pp. 45–71) (review)

      This chapter explores the multiple factors that influence the development of public policy through the legislative branch of government.

    • Chapter 9, “Policy Nurses Advance Policy Agendas in Many Arenas” (pp. 179–189)

      The focus of this chapter is the role of policy nurses within nurse associations and it highlights specific organization that specifically deal with policy nurses and advocacy.

  • Begley, A. (2010). On being a good nurse: Reflections on the past and preparing for the future. International Journal of Nursing Practice16(6), 525–532.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    In this article, the author reflects on the qualities of a good nurse in both the past and present. The article presents a 4-point framework that exemplifies the foundational qualities of modern professional ethics and conduct.

  • Davis-Alldritt, L. (2011). Presidential inaugural address: Advocacy, access, and achievement. Journal of School Nursing27(4), 249–251.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This address explicates links between school nursing, school health services, and student success. The author uses personal anecdotes to teach lessons in advocacy, access, and achievement.

  • Deyton, L., Hess, W. J., & Jackonis, M. J. (2008, Winter). War, its aftermath, and U.S. health policy: Toward a comprehensive health program for America’s military personnel, veterans, and their families. Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, 36(4), 677-689.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Karpf, T., Ferguson, J. T., & Swift, R. (2010). Light still shines in the darkness: Decent care for all. Journal of Holistic Nursing28(4), 266–274.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This article details the challenges of health care crises at the global, national, and local levels. The text proposes a values-based approach to health care that takes into account the voices of the population being served, rather than excluding them.

  • Paquin, S. O. (2011). Social justice advocacy in nursing: What is it? How do we get there? Creative Nursing17(2), 63–67.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This text defines social justice advocacy and contrasts it to the patient-nurse advocacy model. The article also discusses social justice advocacy’s challenges and their potential solutions.

  • International Council of Nurses. (2008). Promoting health: Advocacy guide for health professionals. Retrieved from http://www.whpa.org/PPE_Advocacy_Guide.pdf

    This web resource documents the efforts of the International Council of Nurses to ensure quality nursing care for all, as well as sound health policies globally through the advancement of nursing knowledge and presence worldwide.

  • Vancouver Coastal Health. (n.d.). Vancouver Coastal Health Population Health: Advocacy guidelines and resources. Retrieved from http://www.vch.ca/media/Population Health_Advocacy Guideline and Resources.pdf

    This article presents guidelines, parameters, and resources for conducting population health advocacy.

    Media

  • Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012g). The needle exchange program. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 14 minutes.

     

 

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