The DHPE Internship and Fellowship Program sponsored the
Shaping Policy for HealthTM (SPH) Introduction to the Policy Change
Process workshop at California State University Fresno (CSUF) on February 8,
Through lecture, discussion and
group activities, participants became familiar with the policy process.
Topics covered in the introductory course included:
1) framing health and social problems in terms of socio-political values; 2)
policy analysis tools and interpretation; 3) advocacy strategies and tactics;
4) influencing the bureaucratic rulemaking process; and 5) unique evaluation
concerns when shaping policy for health.
There were 46 participants in the one day training comprised
of public health professionals from state and local agencies, educators,
students, current and former interns, preceptors and key partners collaborating
on policy, environmental, or systems change initiatives.
There were 24 participants from the campus
and DHPE was excited to see that the majority of these were students.
The SPH trainers,
Reggie Caldwell and
Jacqueline Coleman, facilitated the interactive and engaging workshop.
The SPH training was hosted by CSUF and special
thanks goes out to Edward Boyle, Vickie Krenz and Miguel Perez from the
Department of Public Health for their support of the training and the DHPE