1. Participate as a nursing professional in political processes and grassroots legislative efforts to influence healthcare policy.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments, including local, state, national, and global healthcare trends.
3. Explore the impact of socio-cultural, economic, legal, and political factors influencing healthcare delivery and practice.
4. Identify the implications of healthcare policy on the issues of access, equity, affordability, and social justice in healthcare delivery.
5. Examine legislative and regulatory processes relevant to the provision of healthcare.
Title: Policy Brief Audience:
Point of view: First Person Format: APA
Template: Template provided,
optional Length: 1-2 pages only
References: Minimum of four (4); one must be a nursing, scholarly journal article from 2014-2109
Assignment Guidelines: For this assignment, you will research and write a scholarly policy brief that will be the foundation for your advocacy letter/email to your Congress-person, Senator, or local Representative on a current bill in progress. A policy brief is a short, neutral summary of what is known about a particular issue or problem. The brief should provide evidence and actionable recommendations. The purpose of the policy brief is to convince the target audience of the urgency of the current problem and the need to adopt the preferred alternative course of action outlined in the brief. Policy briefs are “frontloaded”- this means that your conclusions are on the front page! In preparation for this assignment and during week one, identify your legislators at the federal and state level (including your U.S. Congressional Representative, U.S. Senators, State Senators, and State House Representatives and how to reach them) from the following website: https://www.govtrack.us/ You will follow up this policy brief with a letter/email to your legislator(s) in week seven. Informational web sites: Academic Policy Brief Assignments https://writingcenter.unc.edu/policy-briefs/ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Health Affairs Policy Briefs https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/collections/health-affairs-briefs.html Health Affairs https://www.healthaffairs.org/ Nursing web sites for supportive information: -American Nurses Association (ANA) Policy and Advocacy. Here you can find state legislative issues the ANA is promoting across the country. http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy -Florida Nurses Association-Nursing, Advocacy, Engagement http://cqrcengage.com/fln/home?0 -Florida Center for Nursing (FCN) and the Action Coalition (FL-AC) https://www.flcenterfornursing.org/FL-ActionCoalition.aspx Governmental web sites to get you started in your research: Florida Senate: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bills/2018 Florida House: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/bills.aspx U.S. Congress: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/ U.S. Senate: https://www.senate.gov/legislative/bills.htm U.S. House of Representatives: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/house_of_representatives/5947?congre%20ss=115 You must cover all of the following sections in your policy brief: Background: What is the aim of the policy brief? What problem will your brief address? What evidence do you have to support the problem? What are the policy options? What is the likelihood of the policy getting passed?