The Center for Health Policy Leadership (CHPL) at Bastyr University strives to inspire community engagement and solution focused leadership in the quest to expand access to integrative health care in all communities. Open to anyone interested in fostering health policy change, the CHPL operates under three pillars of leadership: Discourse, Engagement, and Research.
The first step in creating health policy change is cultivating informed individuals. We invite dedicated leaders and members of the community together to create opportunities for discussion on current issues. Members participate in discussions that address questions such as:
Developing a Common Language
A coordinated effort is necessary to address the social determinants of health and the resulting health inequities. With a common language, a shared vision can be created to facilitate further dialogue. With a common language, we will be able to:
CHPL members support ongoing community involvement in health policy issues through active participation in public affairs. A unified and informed voice advocates more effectively for a health in all policy approach to create health equities.
Examples of past CPHL events and opportunities include:
The CHPL supports the Health Policy Leadership student club at Bastyr, which serves to:
The CPHL at Bastyr University establishes a forum for critical analysis to address topics in health equity, global public health and health workforce issues. Here are some of the current research project currently underway.
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