How can you as a Nurse actively effect policy changes to improve health care for all citizens?

How can you as a Nurse actively effect policy changes to improve health care for all citizens?According to Pender, Murdaugh, and Parsons (2011) “Health reform must address health care costs, prevention and wellness, safety, and quality, and ensure affordable, high-quality health coverage for all Americans” (p. 325). How can you as a Nurse actively effect policy changes to improve health care for all citizens? Discuss economic incentives for disease prevention and health promotion? Pender et al. (2011) found “Within the federal government the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the Office on Smoking and Health, the Office of Women’s Health, the Center for Minority Health, and the Centers for Disease control and Prevention are examples of major agencies focused on meeting the health education needs of the public” (p. 275). Whom would you partner with in your work setting?

Pender, N., Murdaugh, C., & Parsons, M. A. (2011). Health promotion in nursing practice (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Sharma, M., & Romas, J. A. (2012). Theoretical foundations of health education and health promotion (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.