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Strategies to Influence Healthy Public Policy
Strategies to influence healthy public policy

Many practitioners recognise the political nature of health agendas and the importance of helping others to engage in partisan politics to influence healthy public policy. But having a policy in place does not guarantee that health conditions will automatically improve. Alternatively, failing to have a policy in place that addresses health inequalities will guarantee little or no change. Central to influencing policy is the role of the practitioner to use their knowledge, resources and expertise to work with individuals, pressure groups and communities to help them to gain more control over the policy process. Enabling people to gain more control over their lives (and health) is the essence of empowerment. It is important for ...

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