Review this week’s Learning Resources on how laws and policies are developed.
Review the interactive media “Public Health Policy Process.”
Research your federal and state legislative processes. For those of you who reside outside the United States, focus on your local and territorial legislative process.
Select a law addressing a public health issue that was passed in your state. For those of you who reside outside the United States, select a law passed at the local or territorial level. Think about the process of how your selected law was passed.
Consider the potential impact of your selected law on future national laws.
Identify your federal and state representatives. For those of you who reside outside the U.S., identify your local and territorial officials.
Post a comprehensive response to the following:
Describe the law you selected.
Explain in detail the process of how it became a law within your state or territory.
Describe the potential impact of your selected law on future national laws.
Identify your federal, state, and/or territorial representatives/officials.