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This assessment allows the students to show that they have integrated the learning about public health policy into their own experience.

  • Create a new or choose an existing health policy which addresses an important health issue, excluding policies on seat belts, smoking or helmets
  • Provide a brief description of your health policy e.g. policy title and purpose (200 words)
  • Explain why this policy is important for health using evidence from the literature (with at least 4 references) (550 words)
  • Explain how this policy could be implemented. Include in your discussion the mechanisms required to ensure compliance with your policy e.g. how it might be enforced, encouraged through education etc. (550 words)
  • The word limits for each sections are guides only based on marking weightings,overall your essay should not exceed 3000 words
  • Criteria

    You will be assessed using the marking rubric on the page 17. It is strongly advised that you consult the marking rubric before submitting your assessment to ensure you have completed all sections of the assessment. However this checklist may also be helpful:

    • Do you state the question at the beginning and have you provided an introduction?
    • Do you provide the policy title and explain the purpose of the policy?
    • Have you stated what health issue is addressed by the policy?
    • Have you provided evidence that shows how the policy addresses the health issue?
    • Have you discussed how your policy could be put into practice and incorporating how you will ensure compliance to the policy?
    • Do you make a conclusion?
    • Note you must be concise in your discussion to ensure you do not exceed the word limit

Answered Same Day Apr 02, 2020


Soumi answered on Apr 03 2020
139 Votes
Running Head: HEALTH POLICY        1
HEALTH POLICY         10
Table of Contents
Introduction    3
Purpose and description of the framed health policy    3
Importance of the health policy for health    3
Implementation of the health policy    5
Conclusion    8
References    9
A number of health policies that address important health issue have been implemented in recent years. With increasing negative effect on the health of individuals, such policies are the need of the hour. The policies related to road safety, smoking and others have been framed and implemented. However, there is a requirement of a policy relating to the usage of dustbins. In order to ensure improvement in health of individuals, a policy relating to usage of dustbin is the need of the hour. This assignment deals with framing and implementing a policy related to waste disposal. The purpose of this policy has been laid down in this assignment. In addition to that, the importance of the policy for the health of society has been discussed in detail. The manners, in which the policy will be implemented along with the challenges that will be faced, have been defined in the later part of the assignment.
Purpose and description of the framed health policy
The title of the policy is “Use dustbin, improve health”. The purpose of this policy is to encourage the use of dustbins. With the increase in the use of dustbins, the disposal of waste will happen appropriately, that may reduce the chances of health issues faced by the individuals in the society. In the recent times, it has been observed that disposal of waste in open areas has a negative impact on the health of the individuals residing nea
y. Dumping of ga
age in open areas by households attracts flies and insects that play a significant role in the spread of epidemics.
The purpose of the policy will also be to make people aware of the side effects of dumping waste in open areas. In addition to that, educating public regarding the benefits of using dustbin and the manner in which dustbins are to be maintained is the purpose of this policy. Educating public the difference between recyclable and non-recyclable waste is a major purpose behind the policy. This will be helpful in reducing the burden of municipality bodies relating to segregation of wastes. The ultimate purpose of the policy is to
ing about an improvement in the health of individuals by reducing the chances of spread of communicable disease due to improper ga
age management.
Importance of the health policy for health
In the modern days, there has been a significant increase in the spread of infectious diseases, epidemics and others. According to the opinion of Laurent et al. (2014), the waste on the streets and other public places is one of the major issues that lead to spread of such diseases. Placing of dustbins at appropriate place and forming a place to use such dustbins will reduce the litter on street and other places. This will reduce the chance of spread of infectious diseases at a rapid pace. In addition to a public place, dustbins should also be kept at the house. If dustbins are used in every house, then there will be less disposal of ga
age outside the house that is on the streets. It will be helpful in keeping the environment clean that will have a significant impact on the health of an individual.
Dustbins also ensure recycling of the waste. Since the municipal authorities collect the waste from the dustbin, they are treated in separate plants. According to the perspective of Edjabou et al. (2015), recycling of some products is done to reduce the burden of waste disposal on the environment. Recycling also helps in reducing the extraction of resources that helps in sustainable development. This is beneficial for the whole society. Due to recycling, the needs of the present are met without compromising the needs of the future generations. This leads to air pollution due to extraction of minerals from mines that have a significant impact on air pollution. Thus, air pollution is controlled up to a certain extent that can be helpful in reducing the respiratory diseases.
As per the views of Miedema (2017), if the wastes are disposed on streets and other open areas then it leads to issue during rainy season. The waste on the streets is washed in the nea
y drain and other water bodies. Through these drains, major water bodies like river, lakes and other is polluted. The sources of drinking water are such as rivers and lakes. If the water in such bodies is polluted then it leads to spreading of epidemics. In addition to that, some of the polluted water is seeped on the ground and is mixed with underground water. This further leads to pollution of the underground water that is used to meet the requirement of a large number of people. Hence, if dustbins are used, there will be no chance of pollution of water bodies due to waste being ca
ied away by rainwater. This will reduce the chances of epidemics to a great extent. This is of utmost importance for the safety of the whole society.
Using dustbins also blocks the spread of communicable diseases. According to the viewpoint of Kozlovskaya, Pakhomova and Richter (2017), due to disposal of waste in open areas, the insects consume such waste and then spread the infection to the humans. There are a number of communicable diseases that are caused due to such insects. If there is no open disposal of waste in cities, town...

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