Post your initial response to one of the two topics below.
Social Determinants of Health
Increasingly, health policymakers are becoming aware of the social determinants of health and the role they play in prevention disease and promoting health and wellness.
- In the “Frameworks for Action in Policy and Politics” chapter, examine Box 1-1 (Political Aspects of the Social Determinants of Health) and Figure 1-6 (The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Nursing’s Policy Influence). Compare these with the story about Lilian Wald’s work in New York City.
- Reflect on the “what” of Wald’s strategies. In your opinion, which did she use effectively? Looking further at the “what” in Figure 1-6, answer any one of the following questions: Discuss at least three competencies/strategies that you have used effectively. Identify three competencies/strategies that you don’t currently use and discuss how you might incorporate them into your advocacy toolbox.
Review the four recommendations in the IOM report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and find your state’s action coalition.
- Discuss your state’s action coalition’s work as it aligns with these four recommendations. Is each recommendation being addressed?
- Based on your analysis of the website, how would you describe your state’s progress toward meeting the IOM recommendations?
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