Policy And Environmental Issues

 

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Create a problem statement.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Materials if  you need assistance.

Benchmark Information

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.