IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WORD LIMIT REQUIREMENTS:
Please note that each and every assignment has its own word limit.
Identify a specific public health policy at the state level. Federal policies such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, or Social Security, etc. are not appropriate for this assignment. You can find state-level policies by visiting the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) website and searching the 50-State Searchable Bill Tracking Database by topic for enacted policies, or visiting your state legislature website. You will then search for statutes or policies in that state.
This assignment has two parts: A diagram/flowchart and a narrative.
Diagram or Flowchart
Visually illustrate how your chosen health policy became law. The flow chart should include a historical timeline from the introduction of the policy to its implementation. You can use a diagram or flowchart development tools available through Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or Excel.
Develop a short narrative (500-750 words) that describes the expected effects of the health care policy on specific health outcomes. Describe how this policy influences community and individual health. Is the state policy new or not yet implemented? Explain the intended impact of this policy. If the policy has been implemented, describe its impact.
You are required to cite at least SIX sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the discussion question criteria and public health content.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is not required.
While APA style is required, solid academic writing is expected as well, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
PLEASE make sure APA citation and permalink for articles are complete and correct.
PLEASE add the links/sites below to the reference list if you use any of these readings and make sure everything is in proper APA format.
Read Chapters 4, 5, and 9 in Essentials of Health Policy and Law.
Read “Modeling the Injury Prevention Impact of Mandatory Alcohol Ignition Interlock Installation in All New US Vehicles,” by Carter, Flannagan, Bingham, Cunningham, and Rupp, from American Journal of Public Health (2015).
Read “Understanding the Stakeholders’ Intention to Use Economic Decision-Support Tools: A Cross-Sectional Study With the Tobacco Return on Investment Tool,” by Cheung, Evers, Hiligsmann, Vokó, Pokhrel, Jones, Muñoz, Wolfenstetter, Józwiak-Hagymásy, and de Vries, from Health Policy (2016).
Read “Government, Law, and Public Health Practice. Considering Whether Medicaid Is Worth the Cost: Revisiting the Oregon Health Study,” by Muennig, Quan, Chiuzan, and Glied, from American Journal of Public Health (2015).
Read “A Framework for Assessing the Value of Investments in Nonclinical Prevention,” by Miller, Roehrig, and Russo, from Preventing Chronic Disease (2015).
Read “Cost Effectiveness of the Earned Income Tax Credit as a Health Policy Investment,” by Muennig, Mohit, Wu, Jia, and Rosen, from American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2016).
Read “Strengthening Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Public Health Policy,” by Russell and Sinha, from American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2016).
Read “Introduction to Economic Evaluation,” located on the Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology Policy Analysis Unit page of the County of Los Angeles Public Health website.
Read “Health Economics Information Resources: A Self-Study Course” (2017), located on the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) page of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website.
Read Guide to Analyzing the Cost-Effectiveness of Community Public Health Prevention Approaches, by Honeycutt, Clayton, Khavjou, Finkelstein, Prabhu, Blitstein, Evans, and Ranaud (2006), located on the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation page of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.
Review “NCSL 50-State Searchable Bill Tracking Database,” located on the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) website. This resource will be used for the topic assignment.
MUST haveat least 5 citations with the page numbers and 5 references in APA format.(The List of References should not be older than 2016 and should not be included in the word count.) Include at least one scholarly reference and appropriate in-text citations and Address all points on the DQ. One point will be deducted for not addressing each item mentioned above. Remember that presenting someone elses work as your own is plagiarism.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class
I am a stickler for good organization in everything. I do not want to have to dig for your answers. For instance, if an assignment asks you to provide three examples of something, I suggest that you number them 1-3 so I can find them easily. I also expect that when you submit something as a narrative, you pay attention to how you organize your thoughts: use paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences; and change paragraphs whenever you introduce a new idea. Also, if there are multiple parts to an assignment, use sub-heads within the paper to organize them.
To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the word/page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
REMEMBER IN APA FORMAT JOURNAL TITLES AND VOLUME NUMBERS ARE ITALICIZED.
American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Ed.). Washington, DC: Author.