NR524: Health Policy, Advocacy and Economics in Healthcare

Week 4 Discussion Topic: Stakeholders and Policy
Question:
Stakeholders are individuals or groups who have an interest in health policy based on their positions, circumstances, beliefs, and values. 
To prepare for this assignment, reflect on which health policy issue is of greatest interest to you and what you may want to focus your work on for this semester. Some broad examples (not all-inclusive) include

Transitional care
Wellness/health promotion
Women’s health
Health/disease screening
Comfort care/end of life
Long-term care
Disaster preparedness
Nutrition/obesity
Physical fitness
Aging in place
Reproductive health
Advanced practice professional issues (e.g., safe staffing, scope of practice/reimbursement)
Disease prevention
Palliative care
Nursing and other healthcare professional’s workforce issues
Disease management
Nurse-managed or school-based health centers
Health literacy
Immunizations
Workplace safety
Mental health/substance abuse
Patient centered medical home
Care coordination
Team-based care
Neonatal issues (NICU)
Pediatric and adolescent issues (access to care, obesity, physical activity, nutrition, school, etc.)
Title VIII funding—Nursing workforce development
Issues specific to the PPACA: health insurance marketplace/exchanges, value-based care, accountable care organizations, workforce issues, etc.
Meaningful use
Health information technologies (EHR, etc.)
Health disparities
Death with dignity
Healthcare quality
Healthcare safety
TeleHealth
Acute and chronic pain prevention and management; opioids
Is health care a right?

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For this discussion, select a topic from the above health policy issues (or another one of your interest) and provide an example of an interest group with a stake in the issue you selected. In your initial post, briefly state (220 words) their mission or primary goals related to a health policy matter.
Then select another health policy issue from the list above (or another one of your interest); identify an individual stakeholder in the interest, and briefly describe what you would expect from their position.
Your post should include two APA-referenced, peer-reviewed source.
Week 4: Required Readings
Dough, B., Sheldon, J., Sheldon, J., & Frishberg, D. (1976, March 27). I am just a Bill. Schoolhouse Rock, Youtube.com.
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