Policy Brief

1. Write a policy brief related to healthcare and its affect on nursing practice.

2. Summarize the issue or problem that captures its essence.

3. The issue can be a bill that was passed in your state’s recent legislative session, or

4. An issue presented in your state’s legislative session but ‘died’ in committee, or

5. Chose a regulation or judicial decision.

6. Make sure the bill has a financial impact on healthcare. (This section was not provided)

7. The bill’s background should contain the following elements:

a. Name and sponsor of the bill (i.e. According to S. 1392 the bills sponsor is Sen. Markey, Edward J. (D-MA). He is affiliated with Committee: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, The bill’s action was dated at 5/20/15. The bill’s history includes Sl 1392 – a bill to require certain practitioners authorized to prescribe controlled substance…

Then S. 1392 – the same content as previous extra with added cosponsors from S1464.

b. Background information on the issue

c. Key regulatory and legislative history (This section was not provided) You may want to review URL

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1392

d. Available data such as statistics, demographics, recent trends, etc. (You will need this information for the upcoming assignments 2& 3. It was not included in the assignment brief).

e. Identify the bill’s stakeholders

8. Policy alternatives (i.e., proposed solutions).

a. Present one alternative to your recommendation including the political perspectives associated with the alternative (You may want to incorporate the citation from which the recommendation was taken. Remember the assignment requires you discuss this section from a political perspective. This section was not clearly defined)

b. Present the advantages and disadvantages of one alternative (You will need to incorporate your citation support. This can give the content validity).

c. Provide a timetable for action (This section was not presented in the brief. You will need this information for the upcoming assignment.

9. Limited the brief to one page. Use the example format in Week 2 folder.

10. Provide APA title and reference pages in addition to the brief one page.

11. Make a recommendation(s). Be certain to address its relationship to nursing

 

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policy brief

Select a public health issue and write a 750-900 word policy brief that provides a brief summary of the issue, options to solve the issue, and the best way to solve this issue. Select a public health issue from one of the following American Public Health Association websites: Climate Change (https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/climate-change) or Topics and Issues (https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues).

Follow this outline when writing the policy brief:

  1. Identify issue.
  2. Background information – (a) Population effected; (b) Local, state or national level; and (c) Evidence about the issues supported by resources
  3. Problem statement.
  4. Suggestions for addressing the issue (solutions) – (a) Including necessary stakeholders (government officials, administrator); and (b) Include budget or funding considerations, if applicable
  5. Impact on the Health Care Delivery System

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