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The Policy-Making Process

MPH503 Advocacy in Public Health Policy and Law

Module 1 Discussion

The Policy-Making Process

The policy-making process involves various branches of government along with private entities such as interest groups. Select a health issue of interest and describe the process of policy making from identification of the problem to policy implementation. In your discussion of the policymaking process, also discuss application of the public health code of ethics to a current challenge.

 

 

 

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Module 2 Discussion

 

Health Policy Professionals Case Study

 

Course Outcomes

 

This assignment provides documentation of student ability to meet the following course outcomes:

 

CO 7: Compare and contrast the roles, skills, and leadership abilities of health policy professionals through the examination of case studies. (POs 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9)

 

Discussion Prompt

 

Please read the following case study and answer the questions:

 

https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/case-study/2020/mar/massachusetts-health-policy-commission-spending-growth (Links to an external site.)

 

 What was the role of health policy professionals in this case study and what leadership skills did they use to help contain health care costs?

 

 

 

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Module 3 Discussion

 

DQ1 US Health Care System and International Healthcare Systems

 

Compare the United States’ healthcare system with another industrialized country (e.g. Canada, Japan, Taiwan, etc.).  What is the government’s role in financing healthcare systems and public or private insurance in the United States versus the industrialized county that you selected?

 

DQ2 Access to Care

 

Medicaid was created as an entitlement program while CHIP was established as a block grant. Should one program be changed to be either entitlement or block grant so that both are financed in the same way? Provide your rationale with supportive literature.

 

 

 

 

 

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Module 4 Discussion

 

DQ1 Legal Rights and the Right to Healthcare

 

Legal rights are subject to change based on the political terrain. What is the current political terrain and are there legal rights that you believe are subject to change? Support your answer with current literature or research.

 

DQ2 Government Institutions and Public Health

 

Discuss the relevance of legislative and regulatory interventions in changing unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. What are the legal implications and are they successful? Support your answer with current literature or research.

 

 

 

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Module 5 Discussion

 

Problem Statement in Policy Analysis

 

When writing a policy analysis, what are the main points in writing a clearly stated and analytically manageable problem statement? Share your problem statement in this discussion.

 

 

 

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Module 6 Discussion

 

DQ1 Ethical Principles, Theories, Philosophies, and Morality

 

Identify a proposed intervention to a public health problem. What moral considerations and ethical principles, theories, or philosophies are reflected in the proposed intervention?

 

DQ2 Human Rights in Public Health

 

Describe the no-duty or no-duty-to treat principle from an ethical and human rights perspective. Provide a specific example of this principle in practice.

 

 

 

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Module 7 Discussion

 

Advocacy for Populations

 

Think of a policy issue. What are the short- and long-term obstacles to passage of a policy into law as it relates to legislators, special interest groups, key stakeholders, and the public? Describe the intra-party or inter-party issues that could stop movement of the policy in Congress. How would you advocate for this policy?

 

 

 

 

 

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Module 8 Discussion

 

Public Health Preparedness in the Global Arena

 

Discuss an NGO of your choice that is involved in global emergency preparedness. What is its main mission, and what are some of the challenges it has encountered in achieving its mission? What is the role of public health professionals in this NGO?

 

 

 

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Module 2 Assignment  

 

Cost Effectiveness Analysis

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of this assignment is to analyze a research article using cost-effectiveness analysis on two health promotion programs.

 

Course Outcomes

 

This assignment provides documentation of student ability to meet the following course outcomes:

 

CO 2: Relate healthcare economics and financing to health policymaking. (POs 2 and 3)

 

Requirements & Preparing the Analysis

 

Read the research study for this assignment. You can find this article via the Chamberlain Library. You may also use the link, but if it doesn’t open properly for you, you’ll want to search for the article in the Chamberlain Library.

 

Ekwaru. J.P., Ohinmas, A., Tran, B.X., Setayeshgar, S., Johnson, J.A., & Veugeiers, P.J. (2017). Cost-effectiveness of a school based health promotion program in Canada: A life-course modeling approach. Plos One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177848 (Links to an external site.)

 

The cost-effectiveness analysis must include the components listed in the Grading Rubric.

 

Use the provided Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Template to prepare your analysis.  Download the template here: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Template Download Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Template

 

For this assignment, you will include your completed Cost-Effectiveness Analysis table, along with a properly APA formatted cover page and reference page, uploaded as one Microsoft Word document.

 

 

 

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Module 5 Assignment  

 

Healthcare Policy Analysis Paper

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a policy analysis on a public health issue that has an impact on the health of populations. You are to select the public health issue and find 2 existing policies (i.e. laws, bills, resolutions) that address the public health issue. You will be conducting an analysis of the 2 existing policies as to how well they address the public health issue.

 

Course Outcomes

 

This assignment provides documentation of student ability to meet the following course outcomes:

 

CO 5: Write a concise and effective policy analysis. (POs 3, 5, and 6)

 

Requirements & Preparing the Paper

 

This assignment will be graded on quality of information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading rubric.

 

Create your essay using Microsoft Word, which is the required format for all Chamberlain documents.

 

The length of the paper is to be no less than 4 pages and no greater than 5 pages, excluding title and reference pages.

 

APA format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headings (upper and lower case, centered, boldface).

 

Note: Introduction—write an introduction but do not use “Introduction” as a heading in accordance with the rules put forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

 

Review the readings, lesson notes, and digital media about healthcare policy and use the rubric to develop your paper.

 

 

 

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Module 7 Assignment  

 

Letter to the Editor

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of this assignment is to write a letter to the editor of a journal or newspaper on the policy issue that was the topic of your policy analysis paper (Module 5 assignment).

 

Course Outcomes

 

This assignment provides documentation of student ability to meet the following course outcomes:

 

CO 7: Compare and contrast the roles, skills, and leadership abilities of health policy professionals through the examination of case studies. (POs 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9)

 

Requirements & Preparing the Paper

 

This assignment will be graded on quality of information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading rubric.

 

Create your essay using Microsoft Word, which is the required format for all Chamberlain documents.

 

Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about your assignment may be posted under the Q & A Forum.

 

The length of the letter is to be between 10-20 sentences and 200-400 words if writing to a journal; maximum of 200 words if writing to a newspaper.

 

APA format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headings (upper and lower case, centered, boldface).

 

Note: Introduction—write an introduction but do not use “Introduction” as a heading in accordance with the rules put forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

 

Write a letter to an editor of a newspaper or journal. It can also be an international newspaper or journal. Review Chapter 20 of the Bhattacharya textbook, as it provides examples of letters written to editors.

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