Politics of Health Name Institution Politics of Health Defining policy in relation to health care A health care policy refers to an approach targeted at controlling or influencing outcomes in a specified medical facility or health care environment (Collins, 2005, p. 193). In fact, it can be construed as an approach that links the analytical and theoretical tools of law, psychology, philosophy, medicine, engineering, political science, and economics with real world health care needs. In essence, it is a governance instrument that offers an awareness of the barriers and advantages of ensuring effective cooperation between health care stakeholders to meet medical needs (Carney, 2015, p. 249). In this respect, health care policy can be interpreted as a context for framing and assessing suitable normative goals, defined in terms of the well-being of humans that includes fairness and justice as concerns economics, political philosophy, morality, and ethics within the context of health care. For instance, an obesity management policy can be used to ensure that medical personnel, patients and the community lead healthy lives through lifestyle, exercising and diets. As such, a policy can be construed as a health management tool that directs results in a medical environment. Either an individual or office typically manages health care policies. These persons have been nominated to formulate the policies and ensure that they are aligned with medical procedures, and are routinely implemented. Although a particular person may be charged with managing the control policies, all the medical personnel and stakeholders are actively involved in applying them (Rowitz, 2014, p.