Policy Resources

"All Legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."
(Article I, Section 1, of the United States Constitution)
The Legislative Process

How Laws are Made
Learn how laws, regulations, and executive orders are made and how to look them up.

Laws begin as ideas. 


Health in All Policies
Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a collaborative approach that integrates and articulates health considerations into policymaking across sectors to improve the health of all communities and people. 

National Prevention Strategy
Explore each Strategic Direction and Priority Area in this graphic to find topic-specific resources for each action step


CDC, Policy and Strategy
CDC’s Policy Process provides a systematic way to develop policies that can help you address public health problems in your community. The policy process is like a journey that takes you through five domains, including stakeholder engagement and evaluation. It ultimately results in implementing a policy.

CDC, Health Policy Analysis and Evidence
Helping make the case for evidence-driven policy to improve health.

Additional CDC, Policy Resources


WHO - Policy Process
The development of national health policies, strategies, and plans is a complex and dynamic process. Its precise nature varies from country to country according to the political, historical, and socio-economic context.


Additional Resources for Nursing Policy

National Academy of Sciences

American Academy of Nursing (Policy)

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

National League of Nursing

American Nurses Association

Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations