What Other Health Policy Issue are You Concerned About?
Steps to Determining the Health Policy Solution to Your Problem.
1. 1. Identify a health care issue and describe why this issue is of concern and/or interest to you. Include evidence that supports the need for this issue to become a public policy (not an action by the healthcare industry). YOUR TOPIC SHOULD BE VERY SPECIFIC AND NARROW IN SCOPE, MAKING IT A MORE FEASIBLE AND EFFECTIVE POLICY.
2. 2. Determine what kind of public policy your healthcare issue needs. From the textbook and what you learned from the Week 2 on-linelecture, identify whether the policy should be a distributive or regulatory policy, and why.
Apply what you have learned in the class and produce a strategy for realizing your desire to have the governmentaddress your health problem or concern. Your strategy will include the following:
Whether (and why) the policy solution you desire is one that is best suited to:
a. Be addressed by the federal, state, or local government. If you choose a state or local government, it must be a specific state or local (county or city) government.
b. Originate in the legislative, executive, or judicial branch of government,
c. Be a new or modified action by government.
3. 3. How you plan to accomplish your desire to have the governmentaddress your problem. This includes:
a. Identification of which individuals or organizations are NOTPART OF GOVERNMENT you will work with to get your issue/concern on the political agenda of policy makers in government.
b. Determination of how best to advocate/lobby for your issue to government policymakers, including to whom in government you will be targeting your lobbying efforts, and how you plan to get their attention and support.
4. 4. Draft a Proposed Policy that outlines your problem and what the government should do. Which type of public policy you choose (law, regulation, ordinance, etc.) will be based on how you answer. Use the following templates for a: