The Session Long Project entails you going through the process of influencing policymakers. Review the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Advocacy Toolbox. Read the “Writing to government officials or lobbyists” and the “Raising a Concern” sample letter. Additionally, read the “Finding and using data” article for this assignment.
The health topic this Session Long Project will focus on Teen Pregnancy.
- Choose any topic that is related to the category stated above. Choose whether you will advocate for change at the local, state, or national level.
- For this SLP assignment, you will be writing to “raise a concern.”
- Choose three key elements from “Finding and using data” page and discuss how these elements relate to influencing policymakers (one paragraph).
- Write a one-page letter, that encompasses the information from the above 3 bullets (on “raise a concern”).
Note: The first page addresses bullets 1–3. The second page is a one-page letter on “raising a concern” and encompasses the information from questions 1–3 (see sample letters for guidance). Your letter must be on a topic related to the category stated above and must be directed toward the local, state, OR federal level.
Length: 2 pages. 3 required reading sources
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). (2017). Areas of responsibility for health education specialist 2015. Retrieved from https://www.nchec.org/assets/2251/hespa_competenci…
Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council. (2016). Advocacy toolbox. Retrieved from https://orc.okstate.edu/content/advocacy-toolbox
Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council. (2016). Writing to government officials or lobbyists. Retrieved from https://orc.okstate.edu/content/writing-government…
Patane, D. (2011). Social marketing theory. Retrieved August 1, 2016 from http://www.buzzle.com/articles/social-marketing-th…
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). (2017). Health education specialist. Retrieved from http://www.sophe.org/careers/health-education-prof…