Discuss possible policy options to respond to the problem including a description of what others are doing in response to the problem,what is known about the policy options from peer review literature.
Policy Brief: National Health Issue
The purpose of this assignment is to prepare a policy brief on a current national public health problem, issue or concern.
You will be required to write a brief that addresses the questions listed below. The questions listed will guide the organization of your paper, including your APA headings.
You can use tables, pictures, figures, graphs, etc in addition to text.
The policy brief is not to exceed 4 pages (excluding your cover page and references).
You must include at least 5 recent references (within the last 5 years).
Be sure to use titles/subtitles to organize your paper. This policy brief should be focused on a national health issue.
National in this case, refers to federal policies or policies with overarching reach beyond the state level.
The following link may be useful in your search for congressional policy initiatives. U.S. Federal Legislation: https://www.congress.gov//
1. What is the Issue? State the health issue/problem that the national policy change is designed to address.
2. What is the Background? Present the data describing the issue/problem to be addressed by the policy change. Can include graphs, tables, figures, pictures, etc.
3. What are the Proposed Options? Discuss possible policy options to respond to the problem including a description of what others are doing in response to the problem,what is known about the policy options from peer review literature. As well as a brief discussion of the health, fiscal, administrative, legal, social and political implications of each policy option.
4. What is Your Recommendation? Recommendation focused on how to enact the policy option you are advocating.
Be sure to answer all questions and provide a heading for each question.
Also included 5 recent references within the last five years