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Letter to the Editor: Population Health Policy Advocacy

Guiding Questions

 

FP6026 Assessment 3 Guiding Questions

Letter to the Editor: Population Health Policy Advocacy

This document is designed to give you questions to consider and additional guidance to help you successfully complete the Letter to the Editor: Population Health Policy Advocacy assessment. You may find it useful to use this document as a pre-writing exercise or as a final check to ensure that you have sufficiently addressed all the grading criteria for this assessment. This document is a resource to help you complete the assessment. Do not turn in this document as your assessment submission.

Evaluate the current state of the quality of care and outcomes for a specific issue in a target population.
  • Based on the data that you used to identify your chosen issue in Assessment 1, what is the current state of the quality of care and outcomes?
  • To what degree does the current state of the quality of care and outcomes need to be improved?
  • How does the current performance compare to any relevant benchmarks?
  • How does the current performance adversely impact the health of the target population?
Analyze how the current state of the quality of care and outcomes for a specific issue in a target population necessitates health policy development and advocacy.
  • How does the current state of the quality of care and outcomes related to your chosen issue and target population illustrate the need for improvements?
    • Why do you consider policy development and advocacy necessary?
    • How will developing a health policy help to improve the quality of care and outcomes related to your chosen issue and target population?
    • Why is advocating for health policy development necessary to drive improvements?
Justify why a developed policy will be vital in improving the quality of care and outcomes for a specific issue in a target population.
  • Why will your proposed policy (from Assessment 2) be vital in improving the quality of care and outcomes related to your chosen issue and target population?
    • How will your proposed policy help drive improvements?
      • What evidence or best-practices supports this? How does the evidence provide support?
Advocate for policy development in other care settings with regard to a specific issue in a target population.
  • Why is it important that policy development focused on your chosen issue and target population take place in care environments and settings beyond that for which you proposed the policy?
    • How will wider development of policies help to drive improvements related to your chosen issue and target population?
    • Ideally, what is the end result of wider policy development and implementation?
Analyze the ways in which interprofessional aspects of a developed policy will support efficient and effective achievement of desired outcomes for the target population.
  • What are the relevant interprofessional aspects of your policy?
    • How will these interprofessional aspects support efficient achievement of your desired outcomes for your target population?
    • How will these interprofessional aspects support effective achievement of your desired outcomes for your target population?
Communicate in a professional and persuasive manner, writing content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Is your writing clear and professional?
  • Is your writing free from errors?
  • Is your writing persuasive?
  • Does your submission conform to the format and length requirements of your chosen journal?
Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references.
  • Did you use 3–5 sources (or the number required by your chosen journal) in your assessment?
    • Are the sources you used no more than five years old?
  • Are your sources cited in APA format (or the journal’s preferred style) throughout your letter?
  • Have you included an attached reference list?
  • Did you follow the formatting guidelines of your chosen journal?
    • Did you attach the submission and formatting guidelines for your chosen journal at the end of your assessment submission?