Your Policy for Advocacy needs to include the following elements:
1.1 Introduction to your organisation including values and ideologies that inform their operations.
1.2 State your health issue / problem and outline how it has been defined (for example individual versus social model of health);
1.3 Provide recent, compelling evidence for the extent and urgency of the issue and its impact for the defined population group.
- Ideologies, values and approaches underpinning your Policy for Advocacy:
2.1 Identify the key principles, values, ideologies, frameworks that inform your Policy for Advocacy (eg: determinants of health, Fair Society and Health Lives ( Marmot 2010); social model of health; social justice and equity, community development principles (Ife, 2013);
2.2 Articulate one Health Promotion framework that underpins your policy for advocacy (eg: Ottawa Charter for Health (WHO 1984); Framework for Health Promotion Action (Keleher and Murphy 2004); Integrated Health Promotion Resource Kit (DHS 2003 pp. 3‐ 4)).
- Aims, objectives, consultation process, health promotion focus and recommendations
3.1 Clearly state the aim/s and objectives of the policy for advocacy (use SMART objectives).
3.2 Identify appropriate consultation process/s for incorporating targeted community perspectives into your Policy for Advocacy.
3.3 Explain how your Policy for Advocacy can promote health of populations using your chosen health promotion framework identified in 2.2 above.
3.4 Develop recommendations / call to action for government (minimum of three). This could be done by nominating a minimum of three key general areas requiring recommendation and formulating actions for each section. As an example, refer to Southern Grampians and GlenelgPCP (2008 pp. 18‐22)……….