A Theoretically Derived Approach to Impact: Implementing Policy Influence Strategies

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Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice


Advocacy is an intentional act of influencing government and an important precondition for successful policy change in society. Drawing from an existing framework on policy influence, we propose an approach to quantifying the impact of policy influence efforts, specifically within the context of European Public Health (EPH) advocacy. The analysis hinges on the article “Moving from tokenism” which provides a starting point to conceptualize strategies to quantify impact. An exploratory case study approach allowed to integrate literature on advocacy evaluation in parallel with the internal documentation of a EPH advocacy organization We provide recommendations to advocacy organizations that aim to create an infrastructure towards quantifying the impact of their efforts. The framework is mostly tailored to the needs of EPH advocacy, but it can also have resonance beyond the scope of a specific sector.



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