Chapter 8. Appraising and Influencing Health Policy and Strategy

  1. Lesley Coles BA, RN, DN, RM, RHV, RNT, Cert Ed2 and
  2. Elizabeth Porter BA, MPhil, PGCEA, RN, RM, RHV, PT Programme Leader for MSc/BSc (Hons)3
  1. Sue Toward BA, DipHSM, MSc, FHEA Lecturer

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302578.ch8

Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners

Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners

How to Cite

Toward, S. (2008) Appraising and Influencing Health Policy and Strategy, in Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners (eds L. Coles and E. Porter), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302578.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Deputy Award Leader Pre Qualifying Nursing Programme, University of Southampton, UK

  2. 3

    Public Health Practice, University of Southampton, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155199

Online ISBN: 9781444302578

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Keywords:

  • appraising and influencing health policy and strategy;
  • nine key themes shaping health care policy;
  • public health policy framework since 1997;
  • better management of long-term and chronic conditions;
  • chronic disease management model;
  • key approaches to policy analysis;
  • policy analysis triangle;
  • practitioners in understanding of policy;
  • meso- and micro-levels of policy process

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Policy: The Range of Meanings

  • Health Policy: Two Distinct Meanings

  • The Public Health Policy Framework Since 1997

  • Analysing Policy: Key Models and Approaches

  • Influencing Policy: Implications for Practitioners

  • Conclusion

  • References