Advocacy 101: Making a Difference

4.70

Description

Gain a basic understanding of the legislative process and health policy advocacy so that you can make sure the voice of oncology nurses is heard loud and clear. This free self-directed, self-paced course demonstrates how, in a short period of time, you can influences critical policy-making decisions. Through a series of lessons and practical learning activities, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively communicate your ideas and concerns to legislators to impact cancer care.

This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for six months.

    Course Topics

    • Advocacy in Action
    • A Quick Refresher in US Civics
    • Getting to Know Your Members of Congress
    • Preparing a Visit with an Elected Official
    • Having a Successful Visit
    • Resources for Health Policy Advocates

    Expected Outcomes

    Upon completion of this activity, the learner will integrate advocacy skills into their professional practice.

    Target Audience

    This course is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and students interested in learning the basics of health policy advocacy along with effective methods for communicating with their legislators.

    ILNA Breakdown

    OCN®, CPHON®, CBCN® AOCNP®, AOCNS®, and BMTCN®
    4.7 ILNA points may be applied toward:

    • 4.7 points: Professional

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify key information about one legislator in the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives that represents their community.
    • List three key components to include in communications with legislators.
    • Locate the ONS Health Policy Agenda and other resources to support communication with legislators.
    • Request information from a legislator about his or her stance on healthcare issues.

    Technical Requirements

    For optimal performance, and to fully participate in ONS online courses, it will be necessary to use one of the browsers listed below.

    Supported Browsers for Desktop or Laptop Computers*:

    *Use of an earlier version will prohibit the ability to post discussions or view some materials within the course properly.

    After upgrading to one of these supported browser versions, please ensure your computer is set up to support the following additional requirements before beginning the lessons.

    Additional Requirements**:

    **If you're using a work computer for your course, the installation of these components may require assistance from the IT department at your place of business.

    Keywords: public policy, advocacy, health policy, government, law, laws, congress

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