Advocate for health, social, and financial needs of older adults at the policy level.
A competency demonstration provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate that you have developed one or more of the Competencies for Working with Older Adults. Presentation: Competencies for Working with Older Adults
Demonstrate your Advocacy Competency by completing the Advocate for Older Adults project.
If you are using these Older Adult Focus materials for self-study, completing a competency demonstration gives you an end product that you can share with others for professional purposes, such as in a portfolio for employment application or as a demonstration of meeting a professional goal for an annual review. Once you have completed the competency demonstration, wait for at least 3 days and then use the criteria to evaluate your own work. Alternatively, you could ask another person to use the evaluation criteria and discuss your work with you.
If you are using these Older Adult Focus materials as part of an organized course or workshop, consult your course leader regarding how to turn in your completed competency demonstration.
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Choose a health policy issue related to older adults that you identified when doing the learning activities. Based on a systematic analysis of the identified health policy issue, advocate for a preferred solution using one of the following mechanisms:
Prepare your letter, resolution, testimony, or editorial in written form, formatted as if you were going to send it to the appropriate venue. You are not required to send the material to the policymaker, newspaper, etc. (but you may if you wish).
For a grade of pass, your demonstration will meet these criteria:
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