300.843.51 SS/R: Facts Matter: Effective Advocacy for Public Health Policy
- Health Policy and Management
- Winter Inst. term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
- Washington, DC
- Thu 01/09/2014 - Fri 01/10/2014
- Class Times:
- Th F, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Examines how well-translated facts, information and science can still play an important, influential role in policymaking debates where partisan gridlock and hyperbole limit progress. Through case studies and expert lectures we examine how to target and advance evidence-based policy positions. Using class exercises, students hone skills for effectively communicating fact-based information through both oral and written materials.
- Learning Objectives:
- analyze different techniques for policy advocacy;
- assess the strengths and weaknesses of policy options in the context of political, social, administrative, legal and fiscal factors;
- formulate effective fact-based arguments, reports and presentations for policy positions.
- Methods of Assessment:
20% Class participation; 40% 3-5 page policy brief; and 40% Concept paper for an evidence based earned-media report on policy position.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required