Overview: you will address the critical elements in the Evaluation of Policy section of your final project and write a letter to the stakeholders involved to describe and defend your proposed policy. Stakeholders could include policy makers, healthcare providers, insurers, and healthcare consumers.
Your letter should include background on the key health issue and your assumption of the positive and negative impacts inferred by existing policies (e.g., unintended consequences or public reaction). The document should not be based solely on emotion, though it should not be divorced of sentiment, as it needs to rouse the proper energy to effect change. The goal of the document is to convince the reader that your proposed policy will improve the U.S. healthcare system in terms of quality, costs, and accessibility.
Submit your analysis in a letter format that you may use to develop speakers notes for your final presentation. Prompt: Write a letter to a stakeholder to describe and defend your proposed policy.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Evaluation of Policy
A. Discuss the current economic and legal landscape related to your public health issue. To what extent do existing policies (or the lack thereof)
have positive or negative impacts to the American healthcare system?
B. Explain your proposed policy using evidence and examples to illustrate.
1. What are the specific operational strategies that you believe are necessary for addressing your chosen issue and why?
2. What role do the major healthcare organizations play in your proposed policy? To what extent can their position in the marketplace be
C. Defend your proposed policy for addressing the public health issue with specific research and evidence.
1. How will your proposed public policy improve the American healthcare system in terms of healthcare quality, costs, and accessibility?
2. In what ways is your proposed policy informed by the larger socioeconomic factors that can influence public health?