public health issues on the “Climate Change” or “Topics and Issues”
pages of the American Public Health Association (APHA) website.
Investigate a public health issue related to an environmental issue
within the U.S. health care delivery system and examine its effect on a
Write a 750-1,000-word policy brief that
summarizes the issue, explains the effect on the population, and
proposes a solution to the issue.
Follow this outline when writing the policy brief:
the policy health issue. Include the following information: (a) what
population is affected, (b) at what level does it occur (local, state,
or national), and (c) evidence about the issues supported by resources.
Create a problem statement.
suggestions for addressing the health issue caused by the current
policy. Describe what steps are required to initiate policy change.
Include necessary stakeholders (government officials, administrators) and
budget or funding considerations, if applicable.
Discuss the impact on the health care delivery system.
Include three peer-reviewed sources and two other sources to support the policy brief.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning
the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful
You are required to submit this assignment to
LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is
located in Course Resources if you need assistance.
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The benchmark assesses the following competencies:
1.4 Participate in health care policy development to influence nursing practice and health care.