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The policy change has made some of the nations greatest public health success possible (Porter, Rutkow, & Mcginty, 2018). Public health achievements and the use of policy change has been credited for increasing the life expectancy in the United States by more than 30 years (Porter, Rutkow, & Mcginty, 2018). One public health issue that could be addressed with a policy change is the opioid crisis. Due to the complexity of the opioid crisis, many key stakeholders related to this policy issue. Some key stakeholders include government organizations such as the Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, and the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, to name a few. This is a public-private partnership to include healthcare providers, Pharmaceutical organizations, community leaders, faith-based communities, among others (Bolliger & Stevens, 2019). Building a trusted partnership with all stakeholders in mind will help solicit input and gather feedback. It is extremely important to engage stakeholders in the policy process because they have the evidence, data, understanding, and insight into the population and health concern. The knowledge of the stakeholders will assist in creating policy change for success.


Bolliger, L., & Stevens, H. (2019). From Opioid Pain Management to Opioid Crisis in the USA: How Can

Public-Private Partnerships Help?. Frontiers in medicine, 6, 106.

Porter, K. M., Rutkow, L., & Mcginty, E. E. (2018). The Importance of Policy Change for Addressing Public

Health Problems. Public Health Reports, 133(1_suppl). doi:10.1177/0033354918788880