Public policy can be understood as a deliberate course of action that affects the people as a whole, now and in the future. (Cordray & Morphy, 2007). As you can see, this definition is broad and while the term public policy does have traditional undertones of a government-level intervention, our definition does not distinguish between governmental and non-governmental policies.
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We are pleased to announce that Division 27 awarded the first round of grants through our new Public Policy Small Grant Program in 2011. The program is designed to support public policy work among division members.