Public policy involves courses of action designed to achieve health-related goals, and has a direct impact on health in the population. The overall goal of health policy is to promote the highest possible level of health in the population at a reasonable cost. Health policies may be either public or private, depending on their source and focus.
If you are a community health nurse who is working in conjunction with an organization with a grant that receives funding from the federal government to provide services for the treatment and prevention of alcoholism for ththe e homeless population who live on the streets.
What type of public policy must you as the community health nurse be well versed in regarding health care?