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A citizen who has the opportunity to vote for candidates in elections for representation at the local, state, and federal government level.
The state professional organizational member of the American Nurses Association that represents all nurses at the state level (formerly known as the State Nurses Association).
Constituent member association (CMA)
Advocacy by individual constituents in support of an organization's official position related to a policy issue.
Grassroots lobbying
A set course of action undertaken by governments or health care organizations such as hospitals and managed care organizations, whereas public health policy refers to local, state, and federal legislation, regulation, and court rulings that govern that provision of health care services. Health policy as used in this chapter most often refers to public policies directly related to health care service delivery and reimbursement.
Health policy
An act of persuading or othewise attempting to educate and convince policy makers to comply with a request, support a particular position on an issue, or follow a particular course of action.
The statement of principles and policies of a political party, candidate, or elected official.
A local, state, or congressional elected official who can propose legislation to be considered for public law.
Policy maker
Rules used to implement legislation and translate concepts into legal action.
Individuals, groups, or organizations who have a vested interest in and may be affected by policy decisions and actions being taken and who may attempt to influence those decisions and actions.