Examine a policy that influences population health. Your topic MAY explore a (ONE) POLICY issue of cost, access, and quality or ethics in the United States. Topics have ranged from mandatory HIV testing in hospitals, creating a policy that restricts the driving of elders, aspects of the Affordable Care Act, etc.
After selecting a topic, you will conduct a careful evaluation of the impact (or probable impact if this policy doesn’t exist) and the feasibility of alternative policy options. You need to examine and analyze how other states and communities’ policies that are different and possibly more effective.
Your paper should be formatted in APA style that conforms to accepted criteria of professional writing. It should be no more than 3 pages of content (min. of 3 pages of content), which includes a cover page and a reference page, of which at least 3 are professional peer-reviewed journal articles that cannot be older than 10 years.
Please PROOFREAD your papers for typographical errors and grammar. Poor grammar reduces the readability of your paper and will harm your grade.
Students will be required to submit the health policy analysis paper through the electronic dropbox called “Safe Assign”. This will allow instructors to evaluate possible violations of the plagiarism policy. If a student is found to have committed plagiarism, the course instructor will provide documentation substantiating the plagiarism and will review this document with the student.
Your paper must discuss each of the following Roman numerated sections:
Cover sheet with your name, class, date and paper title
I. Statement and Significance of the issue and policy II. Related issues and consequences III. Proposals for addressing the issue
IV. Conclusions and Summary
I. Statement and Significance: Statement and significance of the issue and policy. Identify the health policy and the public health issue it is trying to address. This portion should identify the current policy- what is the current policy and its purpose. Be sure to provide sources and support.
II. Related issues and consequences: Assess the policy. Assess how well it is or isn’t working. This should be supported by research. Describe the pros and cons of this policy and any unintended implications of the policy.
III. Proposals for addressing the issue Conclude the problem and its potential resolution through policy.
IV. Proposals for addressing the issue. Using research identify recommendations for addressing the public health problem through policy. Have any modifications to the policy been suggested.
There should be NO use of the word “I”. This is NOT the place for anecdotal stories or personal references.