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Introduction to the Policy Change Process

When: January 21, 2015
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Hotel at Old Town Conference Center
210 Mosley
Wichita, Kansas  67202
United States
Contact: Jennifer Church

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Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 AM.

Visit Shaping Policy for Health™ Introduction to the Policy Change Process for a description of this course.

Introduction to the Policy Change Process

 January 21, 2015

Kansas Department of Health: Chronic Disease Risk Reduction

Hotel at Old Town Conference Center: 210 N. Mosley Wichita, KS 67202

Provided by: Directors of Health Promotion and Education


Session Agenda



8:30 AM

Registration and Networking

9:00 AM


· Welcome and introductory activities

· Review agenda and materials

Background and Context

· Changing policies, environments and systems

· Competency curricula


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.

10:10 AM

BREAK (15 minutes)


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.


Influencing the Policy Change Process

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

11:50 AM

LUNCH (60 minutes)

12:50 PM


· Brief orientation to message framing and media.

1:20 PM

BREAK (15 minutes)


Implementing Enacted Policies

Once a policy is enacted, a government bureaucracy implements it (e.g., programs, regulations, rules, and budgets).


Evaluating Policy Interventions

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

2:45 PM


· Additional concepts and tools in Skill-Building workshop series.

· Review and feedback.

3:00 PM



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