Benchmark – Policy Brief
Feb 14, 2022, 12:00 AM
Feb 20, 2022, 11:59 PM
POLICY BRIEF EXPLANATION
PLEASE SEE RUBRIC REGARDING ASSIGNMENT BEFORE STARTING AND SEE THE EXAMPLE ATTACHED
Now, the policy brief. You pick a topic that you have ideas and research for a proposed fix. A policy brief is something you submit to the government or an agency with the means of assisting you with the ideas you have to fix the problem. Now some of the topics: gun control, climate change, getting immunizations, drug treatment, reducing opioid addiction, COVID prevention moving forward. Now, when you do this, no emotion but instead passion. Only facts not opinion. You want to be credible and not have the policy thrown away because of hearsay and no facts. For instance, students will write about having background checks and waiting periods and age limits for purchasing guns to reduce violence. Many states have this in place but still have violence, now what? Your policy brief is in the garbage. No school shootings or mass shootings occurred during the COVID lockdown. What is the logic there? Remember these suggestions when writing that policy.
Research public health issues on the “Climate Change” or “Topics and Issues” pages of the American Public Health Association (APHA) website. Investigate a public health issue related to an environmental issue within the U.S. health care delivery system and examine its effect on a specific population.
Write a 750-1,000-word policy brief that summarizes the issue, explains the effect on the population, and proposes a solution to the issue.
Follow this outline when writing the policy brief:
- Describe the policy health issue. Include the following information: (a) what population is affected, (b) at what level does it occur (local, state, or national), and (c) evidence about the issues supported by resources.
- Create a problem statement.
- Provide suggestions for addressing the health issue caused by the current policy. Describe what steps are required to initiate policy change. Include necessary stakeholders (government officials, administrator) and budget or funding considerations, if applicable.
- Discuss the impact on the health care delivery system.
Include three peer-reviewed sources and two other sources to support the policy brief.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Resources if you need assistance.
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The benchmark assesses the following competencies:
1.4 Participate in health care policy development to influence nursing practice and health care.