Full course description
This on-line self-study course consists of a single module that will introduce participants to the process, structure, actions, and decision-making bodies related to policy in Ohio. This module is designed as self-paced, interactive, independent learning and focuses on wellness and prevention issues.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define public policy
- Identify three examples of public policy related to wellness and prevention
- Name three factors or individuals who influence policy
- Name three ways authorities influence behavior through policy
- List three types of policymakers who make decisions that impact wellness and prevention
- Describe how state government is organized
- List three types of public figures who make decisions that impact wellness and prevention
- Identify how legislation, the state budget, and rules and regulations are made in Ohio
- Name three ways to advocate for prevention
This course addresses the following Council on Linkages Core Competencies: 2A2, 2A3, 2A4, 2A7, 5A3, 5B3, 5C3.
The target audience for the course is governmental public health workers, non-profit professionals, and individuals who work in other organizations and wish to impact public policy related to wellness and prevention. It is also appropriate for lay persons interested in public policy and advocacy.