Politics & Policy in Health Care Systems and Health Policy Analysis Guidelines

Politics & Policy in Health Care Systems

Health Policy Analysis Guidelines

7 page paper on the Topic on Health Care Systems Analysis Paper and Mock Testimony.

Topic: United States Mental Health Access Improvement policy (S. 2680/H.R. 2646) due on 5/19/19.

The purpose of the assignment is for students to develop knowledge about the analysis of a health policy issue within the context of the policy making process. This assignment can focus on a public health policy issue emanating from the federal, state, or local arena. The student will:

  • Determine a specific topic/area of health policy to be studied obtaining instructor approval in Week One, designated Discussion Board.
  • Research the policy/program using a variety of methods.
  • Prepare a paper that applies components of the policymaking process using a stage-sequential model (Mason Leavitt Chaffee textbook Chapters 7-8) see attachment below.
  • Include the following in the formal paper (each may be used as APA headings):
    • A. Policy Problem(Mental Health Access Improvement Act)
    • PolicyS. 2680/H.R. 2646
      • a. Background
        • Social Factors
        • Economic Factors
        • Ethical Factors
        • Political Factors
        • Legal Factors
    • B. Policy Goals & Objectives
    • C. Evaluations of Options & Alternatives
      • Cost
      • Quality of Care]
      • Protection of patient & provider autonomy
      • Political Feasibility
    • D. Nursing Implications
    • E. Conclusion
  • An abstract should be provided in your term paper. Abstract according to APA:
    • Single paragraph
    • Block format no indent
    • Less than 120 words
    • All numbers written in Arabic
    • Paraphrase rather than quote
    • Utilize active voice
    • Explain any abbreviations utilized i.e. American Nurses Association (ANA).
  • Paper is to be in APA format (use template) and proper in-text citations and reference list included. Supporting citations are to be within the last 5 years and authoritative sources such as peer-reviewed journals. Be sure to correctly cite the policy according to APA citation.

2-17-2012 LAB, updated 3.25.14 kld