On April 30, 2019, Amy Lewis delivered a poster presentation at Lawson Health Research Day, providing an update concerning on-going research examining how the health sector advocates for public policy change.
Although health care and social service providers have intimate knowledge of the structural forces that impact health, it is usually political forces outside of the health sector that exert the most significant influence over health care and health outcomes. One way that providers can address systemic barriers impeding health outcomes influence is by engaging in public policy advocacy.
This study is currently in the early stage of implementation and is being undertaken as part of the SSHRC-funded Mobilizing Narratives for Policy and Social Change Partnership Development Grant.
For more information about the project, email Amy Lewis at email@example.com
Lewis, A., Oudshoorn, A., & Berman, H. (2019, April). Public policy advocacy: Evidence-based competencies for educating health care and social service providers. Poster session presented at Lawson Health Research Day 2019, London, Ontario.