Statement of Policy School-Entry Immunization Mandates

The final writing assignment involves two parts. First, the development of a two-page public health position statement with statistical data specific to New Jersey. A position statement is the specific discourse of an action to achieve purposeful movement. The discourse should include the best available data or evidence to support a devised public health position and a narrative analysis that considers the impact of a proposed policy.

The second part of the assignment is to craft a one-page handout that summarizes your position statement with excerpts and graphical representations. The hand-out challenges your creativity and is meant to enhance points made through visual means.

The subject of your position statement can be taken from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) “Policy Statement” web page. You will see that some of the NACCHO position statement includes national statistics.

Remember, the objective is to research statistics/data and craft the position statement and supporting handout so it is specific to New Jersey.

NACCHO Position Statements are available at http://archived.naccho.org/advocacy/positions/