State Policy Case Study

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State Policy There are various policies that has been adopted in different states and the identified policies varies from the establishment of evidence-based fall prevention programs; education and training of healthcare professionals; incorporation of fall prevention guideline into state and local planning that affect housing, transportation, parks, recreational facilities and other public facilities; and change of home modification policies. The two policies that were unique and aiming the different dimension of issues to prevent falls are discussed below: California Welfare and Institutions Code 9450. Under the California Welfare and Institutions Code 9450, it is required to develop the “aging in place” concept so that the state can recognized…show more content…
The sponsor (Senator Enzi), co-sponsors (Senator Mikulski and Representatives Pallone and Hall), falls free coalition advocacy work group led by organizations such as the National Council on Aging, Home Safety Council, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Occupational Therapy Association, and American Physical Therapy Association were able to create issue network and advocacy coalition to create a political stream. These organizations represented various policy groups such as older American citizens, safety advocates, and health professionals. Ultimately, these forced helped to gain attention of the government and help to strengthen the political stream according to the Kingdon’s Policy Window Model. Therefore, it can be implied that these stakeholders played an important part in the implementation of the Safety of Seniors Act of…show more content…
However, if someone within the House of Senate or Representative would oppose to the bills related to falls and make argument on the basis of the financial crisis. Like other policy, one of main concern of the opponent of the legislation related to falls prevention would be the inadequate funding. In the U.S., majority of policies are developed around two spectrum of life i.e. children and old people. There are several other policies such as the Social Security Act, and Medicare, which are unable to provide services to all older adults due to lack of funding. The opponent will argue that it will be challenging to coordinate, expand, and provide stable funding to establish effective programs that can be replicated and sustained throughout the
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