Health Policy

Determine what policy you may want to be involved in changing by creating an objective policy brief. A policy brief is a concise summary of a particular issue, the policy options to deal with it, and some recommendations on the best option. This assignment will be two parts.

 

Part One:

Write a policy brief regarding an issue relevant to health policy of 700-900 words. Include the following:

  1. Executive summary
  2. Introduction
  3. Approaches and results
  4. Conclusion
  5. Implications and recommendations
  6. Graphics and tables may be included as appropriate

Part Two: 

  1. Locate the contact information for a state, local, or federal official for your area.
  2. Locate information regarding the official’s stance on the issue you discuss in your policy brief.
  3. Send the official a letter or e-mail that explains your position and offers suggestions on how the official should move forward with the agenda from your policy brief. Include the brief as an attachment.