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Policy Making and Community Health Advocacy
It is very important that community health nurses provide not only input to policy circles through advocacy but also leadership at decision-making tables. The community health nurse is reviewing an online in-service program on the importance of this role in providing an essential influence and unique perspective in health care.
- Seasoned advocates have developed skills in influencing policy decisions. Some individuals use the “ten commandments of lobbying.” What are the basic ideas that are inherent to advocates?
- The community health nurse needs to know something about the forces shaping health policy and the policy process in order to be in a better position to influence policy outcomes. What are the three components of Kingdon’s framework for policy analysis?