Creating and Promoting Public Health Policy & Implementing, Evaluating, and Revising Policy Plans

| August 27, 2015

Creating and Promoting Public Health Policy & Implementing, Evaluating, and Revising Policy Plans

Question 1
Creating and Promoting Public Health Policy
How would you go about drawing up policy for your selected region and public health issue. How would you go about promoting that policy? What aspects or charts in Gapminder could help you promote your need?

Question 2
Implementing, Evaluating, and Revising Policy Plans
As a continuation of the previous discussion (from Question 1 above), who are the main actors you would need to implement, evaluate, and revise the plan you outlined. Be sure to specify what role you see for the target community in these processes.

REFERENCES:

Books
Lloyd, C. E., Handsley, S., Douglas, J., Earle, S., & Spurr, S. (Eds.). (2007). Policy and practice in promoting public health. London, England: Sage. ISBN: 9781412930734.
e-Books
The following required readings are available electronically through the VitalSource Bookshelf. To access links to your e-readings, go to your e-books page on iGuide. You can find additional information about downloading e-books on this iGuide resource page.
Koop, C. E., Pearson, C. E., & Schwarz, M. R. (Eds.). (2002). Critical issues in global health. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 9780787963774.
Articles
Library
The following required readings are provided to you in the Capella University Library. Ask a Librarian for assistance with any of these resources.
Anbarci, N., Escaleras, M., & Register, C. (2009). The ill effects of public sector corruption in the water and sanitation sector. Land Economics, 85(2), 363-377.
Anonymous. (2006). Corruption in health care costs lives. The Lancet, 367(9509), 447.
Anonymous. (2007). Sen. Kennedy ramps up probe of politicization of science policy. Modern Healthcare, 37(35), 4.
Bate, R. (2007). Unhealthy corruption. Economic Affairs, 27(1), 89.
Benight, C., & McFarlane, A. (2007). Challenges for disaster research: Recommendations for planning and implementing disaster mental health studies. Journal of Loss & Trauma, 12(5), 419-434.
Brainard, J. (2004). How sound is Bush’s ‘sound science’? The Chronicle of Higher Education, 50(26), A18-A20.
Chaudhury, N., Hammer, J., Kremer, M., Muralidharan, K., & Rogers, F. (2006). Missing in action: Teacher and health worker absence in developing countries. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 20(1), 91-A4.
Cushing, A. (2006). Corruption threatens health care worldwide. Internal Auditor, 63(2), 15-16.
Garc?a-Ramirez, M., & Hatzidimitriadou, E. (2009). Editorial: User involvement and empowerment in health care practices with ethnic minority and migrant groups: A community approach. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 5(1), 2-4.
Greenwald, B. & Stiglitz, J. E. (2006). Helping infant economies grow: Foundations of trade policies for developing countries. The American Economic Review, 96(2), 141-146.
McDonald, P. (2000). Gender Equity in Theories of Fertility Transition. Population & Development Review, 26(3) 427-439.
Palma-Sol?s, M., Gil-Gonz?lez, D., ?lvarez-Dardet, C., & Ruiz-Cantero, M. (2008). Political and social context of not attaining the millennium development goal to reduce poverty. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 86(10), 772-779.
Perkins, J. (2007). Epiphany of an economic hitman. Tikkun, 22(5), 59-62.
Side-effects of doing good. (2008). The Economist, 386(8568), 77-78.
Siegel, J. (2005). When boomers bail out. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 59(4), 62.
Stiglitz, J. (2000). The insider. The New Republic, 222(16/17), 56-60.
Stiglitz, J. (2001). Thanks for nothing. The Atlantic Monthly, 288(3), 36-40.
Stiglitz, J. (2007). Democratizing the world bank. The Brown Journal of World Affairs, 13(2), 79-86.
Vernon, I. (2007). American Indian women, HIV/AIDS, and health disparity. Substance Use & Misuse, 42(4), 741-752.
Vernon, I., & Thurman, P. (2009). Native American women and HIV/AIDS: Building healthier communities. American Indian Quarterly, 33(3), 352-375.
Internet
These required articles are available on the Internet. Please note that URLs change frequently. While the URLs were current when this course was designed, some may no longer be valid. If you cannot access a specific link, contact your instructor for an alternative URL. Permissions for the following links have been either granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course publication.
CSDH (2008). Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health. Geneva: World Health Organization. Retrieved fromhttps://www.who.int/social_determinants/thecommission/finalreport/en/index.html
Executive Committee, first Latin American Conference on Research and Innovation for Health. (2008). First Latin American conference on research and innovation for health: Conference report results and documents. Retrieved from https://bvsms.saude.gov.br/bvs/publicacoes/1_latin_american_conference.pdf
Jeavons, J. (1995). Cultivating our garden: Biointensive gardening uses less water, land, machinary, and fertilizer – and more human labor. In Context 42 (fall), 34. Retrieved fromhttps://www.context.org/ICLIB/IC42/Jeavons.htm
Web Sites
Please note that URLs change frequently. While the URLs were current when this course was designed, some may no longer be valid. If you cannot access a specific link, contact your instructor for an alternative URL. Permissions for the following links have been either granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course publication.
Alameda County Public Health Department. (2011). What is the City-County Neighborhood Initiative (CCNI)? Retrieved from https://www.acphd.org/social-and-health-equity/partnerships-and-communities-collaboration/ccni.aspx
Gapminder Foundation. (n.d.) Gapminder.org. Retrieved from https://www.gapminder.org/
Audiovisual Media
WHO. (2 September 2008) Social inequities are killing people on a grand scale, says new report. Retrieved from https://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_044.mp3

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