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PUBH 4200 Public Health Policy for Social Change: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

PUBH 4200 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Avery, B., & Bashir, S. (2003). The road to advocacy—Searching for the rainbow. American Journal of Public Health, 93(8), 1207-1210. 

Berman, M. L. (2011). From health care reform to public health reform. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 39(3), 328-339.

Blacksher, E. (2008). Carrots and sticks to promote healthy behaviors: A policy update. Hastings Center Report, 38(3), 13-16.

Day, L. (2010). Current controversies in critical care: Health care reform, health, and social justice. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(5), 459-461.

Freeman, B., Chapman, S., & Storey, P. (2008). Banning smoking in cars carrying children: An analytical history of a public health advocacy campaign. Australian and New Zealand Journal Of Public Health, 32(1), 60-65.

Galer-Unti, R. A. (2010). Advocacy 2.0: Advocating in the digital age. Health Promotion Practice, 11(6), 784-787.

Galer-Unti, R. A., Tappe, M. K., & Lachenmayr, S. (2004). Advocacy 101: Getting started in health education advocacy. Health Promotion Practice, 5(3), 280-288.

Piotrowski, S. J., & Van Ryzin, G. G. (2007). Citizen attitudes toward transparency in local government. The American Review of Public Administration, 37(3), 306-323. 

Vernick, J. S. (1999). Lobbying and advocacy for the public's health: What are the limits for nonprofit organizations? American Journal of Public Health, 89(9), 1425-1429.

Widome, R., Samet, J. M., Hiatt, R. A., Luke, D. A., Orleans, C. T., Ponkshe, P., & Hyland, A. (2010). Science, prudence, and politics: The case of smoke-free indoor spaces. Annals of Epidemiology, 20(6), 428-435.

Wyatt, E. (2009). Health policy advocacy: Oncology nurses make a difference. ONS Connect, 24(10), 10-13.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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