Health Policy Brief -Assignment
Health Policy Brief -Assignment
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Purpose: This assignment is for you to prepare a policy brief. The assignment engages you in learning about an issue and to accurately – and in a non-biased fashion — identify the policy and political issues that are central to that topic.
· You will select a current healthcare related bill
· Review the resources provided regarding preparing a one-page policy brief.
· You will prepare a one-page health policy brief, often referred to as a one-page leave behind.
· Your design format does not have to be exactly like any of the samples provided but must contain the same information.
· For the purposes of this assignment, you will assume the role of a group of registered nurses (should you decide that this is important to include in your brief).
· Your audience will be your senator and local delegate that you will be meeting with (hypothetically) soon.
· The sections must be divided by headings, as you will see in the examples.
· You may single-space.
· The brief should be visually pleasing and easy to read.
· You may want to Include bullets instead of lengthy paragraphs.
· Try to stick to only one or two references. There are to be in APA format (you may single-space.
*This is a sample layout. You can decide on your own design and even headings, as long as this information is provided.
Title: Name and number of Bill
· Statement of the Issue/Problem (aka introduction). This should be a brief (2-3 sentence) describing the issue.
· Begin with a brief overview of the policy issue and state the
problem you hope to solve or the objective you hope to achieve.
· Map where your argument will take the reader and explicitly
outline your thesis/key point.
Background & Evidence
· An explanation of the problem and its significance.
· Briefly explain the history of the policy issue.
· Persuasively outline why your policy recommendation(s) will solve the problem or achieve the objective you highlighted in your introduction.
· Use evidence from research studies, case studies, legislative experiences of other jurisdictions, reputable polling/surveys and other sources to support your perspectives and advance your credibility.
· List recommendations about what you want your senator and delegate to do.
Reference(s) (of your information)
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.