Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief

Part 2: Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief

Based on your Agenda Comparison Grid for the healthcare issue you selected, develop a 1-page Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief that you could use to communicate with a policymaker/legislator or a member of their staff for this healthcare issue. Be sure to address the following:

Comparison Grid – Administrative Agencies Based on the last three presidential terms you are comparing, address the following in the comparison grid:

·   Which administrative agency would most likely be responsible for helping you address the healthcare issue you selected?

23 (23%) – 25 (25%)

The response clearly and accurately identifies an administrative agency most likely to be responsible for addressing the selected healthcare issue.

Setting Policy Agendas

·   How does the healthcare issue get on the agenda and how does it stay there?

·   Who was the entrepreneur/champion/sponsor of the healthcare issue you selected?

23 (23%) – 25 (25%)

Response clearly and accurately explains how the healthcare issue gets on the agenda and remains there.

The response clearly and accurately identifies the entrepreneur/champion/sponsor of the healthcare issue selected.

Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief – Promoting Agenda Setting for Healthcare Issues:

Based on your Agenda Comparison Grid for the healthcare issue you selected, develop a 1-page Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief that you could use to communicate with a policy-maker/legislator or a member of their staff for this healthcare issue.

·   Summarize why this healthcare issue is important and should be included in the agenda for legislation.

·      Justify the role of the nurse in agenda setting for healthcare issues

32 (32%) – 35 (35%)

Creates a well-developed, accurate, and thorough Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief.

The response provides a complete, detailed, and specific synthesis of two outside resources reviewed on why this healthcare issue is important and should be included in the agenda for legislation. The response fully integrates at least 2 outside resources and 2-3 course specific resources that fully supports the summary provided.

Responses accurately and thoroughly justify in detail the role of the nurse in agenda setting for healthcare issues.

Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization:

Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria.

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity.

A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion is provided which delineates all required criteria.

Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards:

Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

4 (4%) – 4 (4%)

Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)

Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

0 (0%) – 3 (3%)

Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.

Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Uses correct APA format with no errors.

  • Summarize why this healthcare issue is important and should be included in the agenda for legislation.
  • Justify the role of the nurse in agenda setting for healthcare issues.
 

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