Policies and Systems Change
Residents and other community stakeholders are working together to make changes to public/community policies and systems in order to transform the community into one that promotes health and well-being.
How can you get involved? Learn more about advocacy activities.
Include people and services
Have values, and perceptions
Include policies, routines,
relationships, resources, and power
Can have a positive and negative impact on people, the community, or other systems
What is systems change?
Shifts in mindset, values, habits, resources, behaviors, decision-making at a county-wide, public systems level.
The goals, principles and/or procedures that guide a governmental body, organizations, systems, and/or groups of organizations/systems.
What is policy change?
Changes to rules/laws governing institutions, practices, and resource allocation.
What is community change?
Shifts in mindset, values, habits, resources, behaviors, and decision-making at a local level.
Establish healthcare policies to help undocumented children
Convert motels to temporary shelters for homeless families through policy
Implement policy to guarantee school lunches each year
Examples of Policy & Systems Change