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

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