In this three day local policy course (October 17-19, 2011), persons interested in policy making at the state level will increase their understanding and develop skills on how to effectively engage the policy-making process. The program is built around a case study on raw milk for human consumption—a controversial topic in much of the US. The raw milk issue highlights tensions between individual choice and the role of government. The division of responsibilities between federal and state government for the prevention of zoonotic diseases will be explored.
Participants will examine the development and implementation of state-level legislation and regulation, as well as the role of the judicial system in resolving disputes. The program will emphasize the diversity of perspectives influencing policy, including science, politics and beliefs.
Who should attend
The program is designed for professionals interested in learning more about the policy-making process. Past participants included graduate students and residents in veterinary medicine, public health and related fields, early career professionals in animal health, public health, agriculture and the food industry plus professionals at later stages of their career who were particularly interested in public policy.
Event Id: 185818, , 10/17/2011 - 10/19/2011, Minnesota Department of Health/Agriculture, Freeman Building - 625 Robert Street, Saint Paul, M