1.Why is the media considered an important influencer of policy making? Describe several other areas of influence on developing future health policy. 2.What does advocacy mean? Provide examples of individuals or groups that advocate for general or specific legislative actions. 3.What strategies do groups use to gain access to and influence the political arena? 4.Describe the skill set you think is most crucial for successful political activism. References must be in APA format (7th ed) and from the text: 1. Chapters 8 and 10 in Longest, Health Policymaking in the United States. 2. Chapters 3, 14, 48, 64, 72, 74, 75, and 76 in Mason, Gardner, Outlaw, and O’Grady, Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care.
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