8 Step Change Model

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Furthermore, public opposition focuses on the threat to personal liberty not only to choose what to do with one’s own body, but also to choose how to raise one’s own children. The right to self-determination and freedom of religion is not absolute. “Every court to consider challenges to compulsory vaccination laws has upheld the statutes” (Chemerinsky & Goodwin, 2016). The need to protect the people at large ultimately overrides an individual’s right to make a vaccination choice for their children. The legal precedent has been set. Furthermore, all major religions and faiths have no explicit objections to vaccinations, undermining the entire religious exemption. In a systematic review by Wang, Clymer, Davis-Hayes, and Buttenheim (2014), philosophical…show more content…
First, he believes that we need to create a sense of urgency. We can do this by using evidence-based research to justify our need for policy modification. The second step is assembling a group of advocates with power and energy to lead and support the need for mandatory immunization of all children. Third, we want to create a vision to help steer the change effort and develop strategic initiatives to achieve that vision. Fourth, getting a large force of people together who are will to drive change. Fifth, remove obstacles that pose threat to your vision. Sixth, track your accomplishments and correlate them with results. Seventh, when change is not aligning with your vision put the right people in place who will reinvigorate the process with new projects, themes and volunteers. Finally, institute the change. Communicate frequently how the new approaches, behaviors, and attitudes have improved performance. (Kotter International, 2016). These 8 steps are used in the following design…show more content…
According to NACCHO (2014), communication can play a critical role in building a common vision among all stakeholders (p. 3). In other words, the stakeholders will support the immunization program if they feel it has a positive impact in their lives. According to NACCHO (2014), policy activities and communications should be framed according to how they relate to all stakeholders, development of common messages, joint policy statements, and share platforms that promote cross-sector communications (p. 3). In other words, the mandatory immunization policy change should be owned by all the stakeholders rather than the initiators. According to Gesme and Wiseman (2010), the absence of communication can trigger people to fill the vacuum with inappropriate or inaccurate information (p. 258). Communication will allow all stakeholders to learn the progress of the immunization process and increase support for its continued
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