The Media as an Instrument in the Health Policy Process
To prepare for this Discussion:
• Review the Oliver article. Reflect on his discussion on policy formation and how media coverage of news events impact public policy.
• Select a media resource such as a film, book, or article that is related to health advocacy and public policy (e.g., Fast Food Nation; Food, Inc.; Gasland; The Jungle; Silent Spring; etc.).
• Identify an idea or policy initiative from your selected resource and consider how it originated (e.g., individuals, organizations, politicians, etc.).
• Think about the impact of your selected resource’s idea or policy on health advocacy and public policy.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 a brief description of your selected media resource. Describe the idea or policy initiative that was promoted by your selected resource, and explain how it originated. Then, explain two potential impacts of the media idea or policy initiative on health advocacy and public policy.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.