143. The Impact of Political Instability on Nutrition and Public Health

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2018

The gridlock is affecting nutrition program morale and causing workplace uncertainty.

  • SKU FNCE18143
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$32.00
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This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2018.

"We've never been further apart" describes the partisan clashing of the American electorate. Data suggests voters from the two major parties have become more polarized during the current and last presidencies. Congress is responding in kind, often voting along party lines to appeal to members' bases and producing little substantive, bipartisan legislation. Presidents have turned to executive orders to advance their agendas. Executive orders, which do not require the deliberative process of Congress nor its approval, "seem to be 'instant law' and [can be] steeped in controversy." These factors, along with turnover among high-level officials and retirements of members of Congress, cloud the principles and process of future policy-making. The gridlock is affecting nutrition program morale and causing workplace uncertainty.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1080, 5420, 2010

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the relationship between the political environment and the appropriation of funds for various nutrition programs and health care services.
  • Develop strategies for maintaining programmatic stability when future funding and resources are unclear.
  • Justify the value of nutrition programs and services through data and storytelling when communicating with policy makers.

Speaker

  • Robert Blancato

Moderator

  • Laura Perdue, MPH, RD
  • SKU FNCE18143