Briefly explain the issue addressed by the policy.
Explain the background of the policy’s formulation.
Describe key stakeholders involved in the evolution of the policy.
Categorize which of the stakeholders would be considered advocacy groups and which would be classified as business interests. Explain how you differentiate the two categories and why this differentiation matters.
Explain the diverse perspectives of the key stakeholder involved in the evolution of the policy.
Explain the role of various government agencies and officials, including public health agencies, in the evolution, formulation, and implementation of the policy.
Briefly explain the diverse perspectives of the government agencies and officials with regard to the policy.
Determine the ongoing role of law and regulation in the evolution, formulation, and implementation of the policy.
Identify key local organizations and stakeholders impacted by this policy.
Briefly explain the overarching diverse perspectives of the organizations and stakeholders with regard to the policy.
Analyze the impact of the policy on those organizational stakeholders.
Part 2: Letter to a Policymaker
For Part 2, identify a policymaker who is a member of the U.S. Congress from your state of residence. If you are from a territory, you will identify the equivalent legislative person. If you are an international student, you may choose any person who is responsible for enacting healthcare policies or laws in your area. You will write a letter to the policymaker that focuses on the organization you selected, for Part 1, in support of or opposition to the issue you selected. Your letter should be written in a respectful tone and focus on the evidence supporting your position, instead of merely expressing your personal thoughts and opinions. You must also provide evidence from the peer-reviewed literature to support your position. The letter should use a professional letter format, including salutation and address.
In a 1- to 2-page letter:
Explain the relevance of the health policy to the organization.
Describe the expected impact of the policy on organizational outcomes.