Ways of influencing policymakers

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We explored different ways of influencing policymakers through a number of forms of letter writing in this course. For this discussion, you will explore other ways of working with campaigns. As a health advocate, it is important to assist candidates who support your issues to help bring about the desired change. There are a number of different ways you can help contribute during the process. Address the following in your discussions:

  1. How can you assist a campaign with a similar health agenda as your own? Provide examples as part of your discussion.
  2. What responsibility(s) AND what competency(s) of a Health Education Specialist does assisting a campaign fall under? Explain your choices. Expectations: 1 page, 3 cited sources from required reading.
    Required Reading: National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). (2017). Areas of responsibility for health education specialist 2015. Retrieved from https://www.nchec.org/assets/2251/hespa_competencies.pdf Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council. (2016). Advocacy toolbox. Retrieved from https://orc.okstate.edu/content/advocacy-toolbox U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2015). Healthy People 2020 topics and objectives: Health communication and health information technology. Retrieved from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/health-communication-and-health-information-technology University of Kansas, Work Group for Community Health and Development. (2014). Chapter 6: Section 7. Preparing public service announcements. Community tool box [Online resource]. Retrieved from http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/participation/promoting-interest/public-service-announcements/main

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