Review Chapter 3 in your course text, An Introduction to Human Services, paying particular attention to the effects of the socio-political environment (e.g. legislation, politics, public attitudes) on major topics and issues in the human services field.
Review the article, "Poor People, Poor Places and Access to Health Care in the United States." Consider how human services policies, including government programs and legislation, could affect individuals' access to health care in different ways. Take into account the income status of the community (e.g. poverty-stricken or affluent), as well as individual characteristics, such as education, health status, gender, age, and/or race.
Review the article, "The Annapolis Coalition Report on the Behavioral Health Workforce Needs of the United States." Think about how human services professionals took politics and public attitudes into account when developing the Action Plan for Behavioral Health Workforce Environment.
Select three human services issues or major topics that have been or could be impacted by the current socio-political environment (e.g., legislation, politics, public attitudes, etc.) to use for this Discussion.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 a description of each of the three human services issues or major topics you selected. Give background information about each of the issues or major topics and explain how each has been or could be impacted by the current socio-political environment (e.g., legislation, politics, public attitudes). Be specific and use examples to illustrate your points.