Choose a single policy from one of these three policy categories: 1. Access to Health Care 2. Healthcare Workforce 3. Environmental Health The Public Health Action, or PHACT, campaign gives you the tools you need to talk to members of Congress about the importance of health issues. Review this resource before writing your letter. http://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/advocacy-for-public-health/phact- campaign?utm_medium=email&utm_source=phact&utm_campaign=phact2016useyourvoice&utm_conte nt=phactpage
Access to healthcare services implies the timely use of health services to attend to basic health needs of an individual. There are three separate steps in healthcare access, these are gaining entry into the healthcare system, accessing a location where needed healthcare services are provided. Healthcare has four important components which include universal coverage- giving access to everyone in need to medical attention, people centered, inclusive leadership and health in all policies.