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Introduction to the Policy Change Process

9/9/2013
When: September 9, 2013
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Capitol Conference Center
815 Lee Street East
Charleston, West Virginia  25301
United States
Contact: Debbie Hall


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Introduction to the Policy Change Process
Capital Conference Center
815 East Lee Street
Charleston, WV 25301
West Virginia Department of Health
Provided by: Directors of Health Promotion and Education

Session Agenda

Time

Activity

9:00

Opening

  • Welcome and introductory activities
  • Review agenda and materials

Background and Context

  • Changing policies, environments and systems
  • Competency curricula

9:40

Assessing and Framing the Policy Problem

Health and social problems need defining and framing to encourage policy solutions. Root causes, evidence and framing in terms of stakeholder values are part of a successful definition.

10:25

BREAK (10 minutes)

10:35

Using Policy Analysis Tools

How to choose among potential solutions to a problem? Stakeholder power analysis highlights acceptability and feasibility of solutions. Policy analysis techniques compare estimated impact across itemized criteria which can help to identify the solution(s) to pursue.

11:20

Background on Government Policy Change

  • Structure and processes used

11:40

Influencing the Policy Change Process

Advocacy techniques are key to influencing the policy process. Successful planning uses both policy and media advocacy strategies/tactics.

12:30

LUNCH (60 minutes)

1:30

Implementing Enacted Policies

Once a policy is enacted, a government bureaucracy implements it (e.g., programs, regulations, rules, and budgets). Advocates need to monitor and influence the process to ensure the policy is implemented as intended.

2:15

BREAK (10 minutes)

2:25

Communications

  • Brief orientation to message framing and media

3:05

Evaluating Policy Interventions

Policy evaluation requires assessment of all campaign stages to provide rapid feedback. Capacity, process and outcome measures are needed.

3:35

Closing

  • Additional concepts and tools in Skill-Building workshop series
  • Review and feedback

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