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Making Health Policy

Book/book chapter

Surprisingly little guidance is available to public health practitioners who wish to understand how issues get onto policy agendas, how policy makers treat evidence and why some policy initiatives are implemented while others languish. This book views power and process as integral to understanding policy and focuses on the three key elements in policy making: the context, the actors and the processes. It is a guide for those who wish to improve their skills in navigating and managing the health policy process, irrespective of the health issue or setting.   The book examines:   Policy analysis  Power  Private and public sectors  Policy makers  Policy implementation  Research and policy

Kent Buse, Nick Mays, Gill Walt