Letter To Editor: Population Health Policy Advocacy

Guiding Questions

Letter to the Editor: Population Health Policy Advocacy

This document is designed to give you questions to consider and additional guidance to help you successfully complete the Letter to the Editor: Population Health Policy Advocacy assessment. You may find it useful to use this document as a pre-writing exercise or as a final check to ensure that you have sufficiently addressed all the grading criteria for this assessment. This document is a resource to help you complete the assessment. Do not turn in this document as your assessment submission.

Evaluate the current state of the quality of care and outcomes for a specific issue in a target population.

· Based on the data that you used to identify your chosen issue in Assessment 1, what is the current state of the quality of care and outcomes?

· To what degree does the current state of the quality of care and outcomes need to be improved?

· How does the current performance compare to any relevant benchmarks?

· How does the current performance adversely impact the health of the target population?

Analyze how the current state of the quality of care and outcomes for a specific issue in a target population necessitates health policy development and advocacy.

· How does the current state of the quality of care and outcomes related to your chosen issue and target population illustrate the need for improvements?

· Why do you consider policy development and advocacy necessary?

· How will developing a health policy help to improve the quality of care and outcomes related to your chosen issue and target population?

· Why is advocating for health policy development necessary to drive improvements?

Justify why a developed policy will be vital in improving the quality of care and outcomes for a specific issue in a target population.

· Why will your proposed policy (from Assessment 2) be vital in improving the quality of care and outcomes related to your chosen issue and target population?

· How will your proposed policy help drive improvements?

· What evidence or best-practices supports this? How does the evidence provide support?

Advocate for policy development in other care settings with regard to a specific issue in a target population.

· Why is it important that policy development focused on your chosen issue and target population take place in care environments and settings beyond that for which you proposed the policy?

· How will wider development of policies help to drive improvements related to your chosen issue and target population?

· Ideally, what is the end result of wider policy development and implementation?

Analyze the ways in which interprofessional aspects of a developed policy will support efficient and effective achievement of desired outcomes for the target population.

· What are the relevant interprofessional aspects of your policy?

· How will these interprofessional aspects support efficient achievement of your desired outcomes for your target population?

· How will these interprofessional aspects support effective achievement of your desired outcomes for your target population?

Communicate in a professional and persuasive manner, writing content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

· Is your writing clear and professional?

· Is your writing free from errors?

· Is your writing persuasive?

· Does your submission conform to the format and length requirements of your chosen journal?

Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references.

· Did you use 3–5 sources (or the number required by your chosen journal) in your assessment?

· Are the sources you used no more than five years old?

· Are your sources cited in APA format (or the journal’s preferred style) throughout your letter?

· Have you included an attached reference list?

· Did you follow the formatting guidelines of your chosen journal?

· Did you attach the submission and formatting guidelines for your chosen journal at the end of your assessment submission?

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