Western Region Public Health Training Center at the University of Arizona College of Public Health

Community-Based Policy Development: Lessons from the Field

This is an introductory course offering CPH — Free
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0.50 hours


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This training was create to assist public health workers navigate policy change. Merrill Eisenberg will help public health advocates understand the policy making process at the state and local levels and to use this understanding to plan policy action to benefit the public's health.

Reviewers say, "The training is useful for introduction to the topic of community-based policy development."

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

What You'll Learn

  • Distinguish between public health and health care policy.
  • Describe the policy process in local policy making.
  • Define the "Three Streams" theory of policy making.
  • Determine potential policies to address community health problems.

Competency Terms

Community Partnership Development
Policy Development & Support
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
Community Health Improvement Planning
Policy, Program, & Service Development
Policy, Program, & Service Implementation

Related Occupations

Community Health Worker
Health Educator
Home Health Worker
Other - Schools
Other Registered Nurse-Clinical Services
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Registered Nurse - Community Health Nurse
Social Services Counselor
Social Worker

Related Job Tasks

Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health
Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships to improve health
Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health