Course Project: Community Advocacy Project—The Impact of Others

| December 26, 2015

Course Project: Community Advocacy Project—The Impact of Others

Order Description
To prepare for this section of the Course Project:
• Review the Vernick article. Reflect on the legalities of advocacy work.
• Consider any legal or ethical barriers that your employment setting may have on your ability to implement your advocacy plan.
• Reflect on how you might use special interest groups in the community in your efforts to create public health policy change.
• Think about the potential social change implications of your advocacy efforts.

The Project (2–3 pages)

To complete this section of your Course Project, address the following:

Explain any legal or ethical barriers that your employment setting (HOSPITAL) may have on your ability to implement your advocacy plan

• Explain how you might use special interest groups to create public health policy change.

• Describe potential social change implications of your advocacy efforts.
Support your Project with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

REQUIRED RESOURCES
Readings
• Berman, M. L. (2011). From health care reform to public health reform. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 39(3), 328–339.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
• Blacksher, E. (2008). Carrots and sticks to promote healthy behaviors: A policy update. Hastings Center Report, 38(3), 13–16.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
• Vernick, J. S. (1999). Lobbying and advocacy for the public’s health: What are the limits for nonprofit organizations? American Journal of Public Health, 89(9), 1425–1430.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
• ACT UP. (n.d.). AIDS coalition to unleash power. Retrieved April 27, 2012 from
http://www.actupny.org/
• American Cancer Society. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.cancer.org/
Media
Media
• Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012). Priorities and resources in public health. Baltimore, MD: Author.
“Priorities and Resources in Public Health” Transcript
Optional Resources
• Marsa, L. (2011). Fracking nation. Discover, 32(4), 62–70.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
• Hungry for Change. (n.d.) Food, Inc. Retrieved from http://www.takepart.com/foodinc/film
• Food Politics. (n.d.). Retrieved on April 27, 2012, from http://www.foodpolitics.com/
• Gasland. (n.d.). Hydraulic fracturing FAQs. Retrieved from
http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/whats-fracking#frackingprocess
• HealthCare.gov. (2012). The health care law & you. Retrieved from http://www.healthcare.gov/law/index.html
• Partners in Health. (n.d.). Retrieved on April 27, 2012, from http://www.pih.org/
• U.S. House of Representatives (2010). Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Retrieved from http://docs.house.gov/energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf

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