IHP 501 Final Project Two Milestone Two
Overview: It is important for you as a healthcare provider to advocate for populations through policy. Assessing the needs of a vulnerable population and identifying the policies affecting them to ensure positive outcomes is part of the advocacy process. Understanding U.S. health policy is a crucial component of developing a global perspective. A global perspective also requires considering the Millennium Development Goals in relation to U.S. policy; this allows advocates and decision makers to clarify the direction necessary to ensure health globally. Prompt: After reviewing the Final Project Two Guidelines and Rubric document, develop a paper summarizing the policy approved for your project, and analyze the effectiveness of the policy. In addition to your research, incorporate the information gathered during your interview to provide additional support for your policy assessment. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: I. Introduction A. Summarize the policy that is the focus of your evaluation. Include in your summary the purpose of the policy, its scope and main points, its stakeholders and constituents, and its relation to other policies (if applicable). B. Explain the development of the policy, considering policymakers and their political standing, timelines, and budget restrictions. C. Explain your rationale for choosing the policy, using your research as support for your choice. II. Evaluation A. Determine the policy’s strengths and weaknesses in its ability to provide positive and/or negative change for its target population. Support your response with examples. B. Assess the extent to which the policy meets the needs of its target population, using data to support your claims. C. Explain any unintended impacts as a result of the policy. Consider populations, economics, and social or cultural factors in your response.