mental health legislations

mental health legislations

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Howard University
College of Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences
Division of Nursing, Graduates Studies
Fall 2015
Health Policy Project Guidelines
The Primary purpose of the course is to develop a working knowledg
e of how health
policies are created and
the manner in which
nurses
, especially
advance
practice nurses
can
influence the process. The health policy project is an opportunity for the graduate
nursing
student to gain a first

hand enactment of the legislatio
n or the regulatory process and to take an
advocacy role in the process through the application of well

defined action plan.
The project
will involve full completion of a mock White House Fellowship Application.
The paper that
results from this p
roject is
due
Sun
day,
at midnight on
November
1
st
.
1.
Begin
your for the essay in this application by outlining
your informed position on
the legislation/regulation issue.
Answer the following questions and submit on
9/20/2015 at midnight, in writing
, via Blackboa
rd Safe Assign. Use APA (6
th
ed.) format.
a. Do
you support the legislation
/regulation?
b. W
hat would
you change to support your position?
c. H
ow
does your position impact advance practice
nursing
?
d. List the do
cumentation
(references) that will suppo
rt
your
position?
2.
Identify a local, state or federal health policy issue you are interested in. This may be a
bill being proposed currently under debate in the appropriate legislative, a law being
impl
emented pending regulations,
a proposed regulatio
n, or an idea you have for a bill
or regulation.
3
.
Define the issue fully explaining
:
1. Ob
jective and anticipated outcome of the
proposed legislation or regulation
2. B
ackground contributing to the legislation/regulation
formation
3. I
mpact of the l
egislation/regulation on existing health care policies
4. I
mplications of the legislation for
advance practice
nursing
5.
Identify position of stakeholders of legislation/regulation
6.
Obstacles and b
arriers
influencing
passage or implementation of the
legislation/regulation
7
. F
actors favor
ing
passage or implementation of the legislation/regulation
8. Discuss position of opposing groups,
against the legislation/regulation
; include
their views
9. Discuss
the economic impact of the legislation.
4
. In
formation for
the essay in this application
may be gathered from
(1)
peer reviewed
journals
(between
2010
and present)
;
(2)
analysis of government documents; (3)
interview
s
of legislative members
,
aides
, regulatory staff; and (4
) interview of
selected inte
rest group
member