HGMT 310 Assignment #1
Steven Jenkins Jr
Assignment #1 Title:
Provide a unique name for the health problem and the short name of the applicable federal policy or legislation meant to address the problem.
Describe and provide details about the health problem. Indicate in detail who is most impacted by this health problem. Include relevant statistics (incidence, mortality, morbidity, etc.).
This section must include how the problem impacts patients, health care providers and/or professionals, health organizations, healthcare insurers/payers and the government. Note the human and financial costs. Use in-text citations for all statistical references.
Healthy People 2020:
Summarize the health problem as recognized by Healthy People 2020’s goals for the nation. Note how the health problem you identified fits within the Healthy People 2020 framework – is it a goal, Leading Health Indicator, etc. Use in-text citations as needed.
Include a discussion on the which social determinants of health impacts the health issue you selected.
Does another governmental agency or public health organization describe the problem? If so, provide details on how this agency/organization describes the problem.
If the issue is not identified in Healthy People 2020, hypothesize about why this specific societal health problem might have been excluded from Healthy People 2020
Indicate the government’s response to the health problem you selected via online research. Select one federal policy or piece of federal legislation. In this section, include the title, bill number or citation from the statute.
As of the date of submission, what is the status of the federal policy or legislation in the health policy cycle and why do you believe it fits here? Reference a stage(s) of Figure 1, the US Policymaking Cycle, found in the Week 1 Course Introduction document.
Analysis of the Public Policy Response:
Describe the scope of the federal policy or legislation (describe specific provisions from the law and how they are meant to address the health issue) and the anticipated impact.
Policy and Social Determinants of Health
Does the policy address, facilitate or hinder access to the social determinants of health?
In your opinion, does the health policy or legislation adequately addresses the health problem you identified? Why or why not? Be specific.
Resources for Updates:
What policy resources would a health organization use to check for updates on this policy or legislation?