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Phase 1 ● Review CPE requirements in both Phase 1 and Phase 2. ● Pace your work by creating a CPE schedule table that includes: o eleven deliverables required for the e-portfolio. o anticipated completion date for each deliverable. o estimated time (in hours and minutes) to complete each deliverable. ● Review the sample CPE Schedule Table posted in Course Tips. ● Investigate health issues in your county or state. To access your county or state data, you may use the following websites: o County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. (

Phase 1
● Review CPE requirements in both Phase 1 and Phase 2.
● Pace your work by creating a CPE schedule table that includes:
o eleven deliverables required for the e-portfolio.
o anticipated completion date for each deliverable.
o estimated time (in hours and minutes) to complete each deliverable.
● Review the sample CPE Schedule Table posted in Course Tips.
● Investigate health issues in your county or state. To access your county or state data, you may use the following websites:
o County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. (n.d.) Explore health rankings (https://lrps.wgu.edu/provision/252854780).
o U.S. News & World Report. (n.d.) Healthiest communities (https://lrps.wgu.edu/provision/252855535).
● Using data and resources from the two websites above and/or other credible sources, complete the following:
o identify a health issue in your county or state.
o identify an “at risk” population in your county or state most affected by the health issue.
o identify the social factor or condition/social determinant of health (SDOH) that leads to, worsens, or complicates the health issue for the identified “at risk” population.
o recommend a policy change to address the identified SDOH.
Note: The above information is foundational to the AWM2 Performance Assessment. You may use the table below to organize your information, but completion of the table is NOT a required deliverable.
Health Issue in My County or State
“At Risk” Population Affected
SDOH
Recommended Policy Change
Data Source(s)
● Review the “Answering the Call” (https://lrps.wgu.edu/provision/252563158) series presented by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Hofmeyer, 2020).
● Watch the recorded video titled “Advocacy Action Plan” located in Course Tips.
● After reviewing the above resources, create a brief summary (recommended length 200-300 words) of your advocacy action plan to address your identified SDOH.
● Review both the National League for Nursing (NLN), Advocacy & Public Policy (https://lrps.wgu.edu/provision/252562963) site (NLN, n.d.) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Policy & Advocacy (https://lrps.wgu.edu/provision/252564113) site (AACN, n.d.).
● Review The Essential Guide to Writing SMART Goals (https://lrps.wgu.edu/provision/252856090).
● Create a goal in SMART format to guide the Advocacy Action Team (Eby, 2019).
o Each component of the SMART goal will be one (1) sentence in length.
o S (Specific)
o M (Measurable)
o A (Achievable)
o R (Realistic/Relevant)
o T (Timebound)
o The SMART goal will provide clear and unified direction for the Advocacy Action Team to move the policy forward toward adoption.
● To empower yourself as a health policy influencer it is important to effectively communicate with policymakers. Create a contact list of at least one policymaker for each of the following governmental levels. Include name, title, and contact information.
o Municipality (City Council Member, Mayor, Director of Public Works, Village President, etc.)
o County (e.g. County Commissioner, School Board President, Director of Public Health, etc.)
o State (e.g. Legislator, Governor, etc.)
● Write a brief reflection summary of your Phase 1 experience including:
o insights you gained from researching and planning policy advocacy.
o steps you might take to increase your involvement advocating for health policy change in your community.
Phase 2
● List and describe seven team-building strategies from course material to effectively form and lead your interprofessional policy advocacy team.
● Explain why each of the seven strategies is important in effective team building.
● Consider the expertise you will need on your Advocacy Action Team to achieve your SMART goal then:
o create a list of five key interprofessional stakeholders, by role or title (names not required), who will be valuable contributors to the Advocacy Action Team.
● Review your Advocacy Action Plan Summary in Phase 1, then:
o identify four agenda items for the first Advocacy Action Team meeting.
o describe why these items should be discussed in the first meeting.
● Write a brief reflection summary of your Phase 2 experience including:
o insights you gained in forming your Advocacy Action Team.
o steps you might take to enhance your skills in interprofessional team building.
https://lrps.wgu.edu/provision/252562963
National League for Nursing
https://lrps.wgu.edu/provision/252563977
American Nurse Today
https://lrps.wgu.edu/provision/252564113
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
https://lrps.wgu.edu/provision/252564239
CQ
https://lrps.wgu.edu/provision/252564472
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

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