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BSHS 485 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Community Issues and Advocacy

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BSHS 485   Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Community Issues and Advocacy


Instructions: Research a local community or state issue of your choice in which advocacy efforts were executed. Write a 1,500- to 2,000-word paper discussing the influence of the social and political environment on advocacy efforts in relation to the delivery of Human Service. Address the following:   

  • Research an issue in your local community or state where advocacy efforts impacted the social and political climate. Examples could include:
  • childhood obesity,
  • gun violence (as it relates to human services),
  • opiate abuse and other prescription drug addictions,
  • immigration,
  • women's health,
  • youth diversion programs,
  • unemployment.
  • Analyze the social and political climate in which your issue has existed and how advocacy has influenced Human Service programming or delivery changes in the last 10 years.
  • Identify the advocates and stakeholders and assess how their roles influence the advocacy process.
  • Elaborate on how advocacy efforts have influenced current attitudes and policies towards issues that affect human services.    
  • Profile how advocacy efforts have evolved and changed over time to influence the interaction of human systems.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the advocacy work and the impact on the access to services and community resources. Cite at least two peer-reviewed sources. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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