Discuss how the policy influences clinical practice and is used to promote best outcomes

 Health Policy Paper

Forward the topic of the health policy paper to faculty at the end of Week One(Paper named Diet and physical Activity),

Health policy unfolds daily and drives clinical practice in the US. The student will investigate current policies or legislation underway for a specific health-related issue. The Student will develop a scholarly APA formatted paper supported by evidence. The policy paper rubric:

Introduction to population or problem (incidence, prevalence, epidemiology, cost burden etc)

Description of how the policy is intended for a specific population, program or organization

Specific legislators involved in the policy development and dissemination

Identify the role of the APRN in assisting with the policy or refuting the policy – this requires the evidence to support opinion, ideas and/or concepts.

Discuss how the policy influences clinical practice and is used to promote best outcomes

Examine how the policy can be used by the interprofessional team to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care for the specific population

Conclusion – summarize findings

APA format – use of primary peer-reviewed references as much as possible

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Criteria No Evidence 0 points

Unsa!sfactory 51 points

Sa!sfactory 59 points

Proficient 66 points

Exemplary 75 points

Health Topic

Describe a single

health

promo!on/disease

preven!on

problem from the

Healthy People

2020 Objec!ves

Introduc!on to

popula!on or

problem Describe

incidence,

prevalence,

epidemiology, cost

burden etc.,

Student did not

submit assignment

Work minimally

meets assignment

expecta!ons. No

purpose statement

is provided.

Assignment meets

some expecta!ons

with minimal depth

and breath. Purpose

statement is vague.

Assignment meets

most of

expecta!ons with

all components

being addressed in

good depth and

breadth. Purpose

statement is present

and appropriate for

the assignment.

Assignment meets

all expecta!ons

with excep!onal

depth and breath. A

comprehensive

purpose statement

delineates all

requirements of the

assignment.

Descrip!on of

specific

popula!on,

program or

organiza!on

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Discuss how the

policy is intended

for a specific

popula!on,

program or

organiza!on

Specific legislators

involved Iden!fy

and discuss

specific legislators

involved in the

policy

development and

Student did not

submit assignment

Shows some degree

of understanding of

assignment

concepts.

Demonstrates a

clear understanding

of assignment

concepts.

Demonstrates the

ability to evaluate

and apply key

assignment

concepts.

Demonstrates the

ability to evaluate,

apply and integrate

key assignment

concepts.

Policy, prac!ce

and outcomes

Discuss how the

policy influences

clinical prac!ce

and is used to

promote best

outcomes Policy,

prac!ce and the

inter-professional

team Examine

how the policy

Student did not

submit assignment

Does not interpret,

apply, and

synthesize concepts,

and/or strategies.

Summarizes

informa!on gleaned

from sources to

support major

points, but does not

synthesize. Provides

minimal jus!fica!on

to support major

topics. Uses 1

Synthesizes and

jus!fies (defends,

explains, validates,

confirms)

informa!on gleaned

from sources to

support major

points presented.

Uses a minimum of

Synthesizes and

jus!fies (defends,

explains, validates,

confirms)

informa!on gleaned

from sources to

support major

points presented.

Uses 3 credible

resources for the

assignment,

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can be used by

the inter-

professional team

to ensure

coordinated

credible resource in

the assignment.

2 credible resources

in the assignment.

including at least 1

scholarly peer-

reviewed resource.

Criteria No Evidence 0 points

Unsa!sfactory 16 points

Sa!sfactory 19 points

Proficient 21 points

Exemplary 25 points

Comprehensive

Review of

Literature

Perform and

demonstrate a

comprehensive

review of the

current

evidence. Use

of primary

sources and

evidence that

is not older

than 5 years

Wri!ng,

grammar and

Student did not

submit assignment

Contains many (≥ 5)

grammar, spelling,

punctua!on and

APA errors that

interfere with the

reader’s

understanding.

Contains a few (3-4)

grammar, spelling,

punctua!on and

APA errors.

Uses correct

grammar, spelling,

and punctua!on

with no errors.

Contains a few (1–

2) APA format

errors.

Uses correct

grammar, spelling,

and punctua!on

with no errors. Uses

correct APA format

with no errors.

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Total / 250

Overall Score

Close

APA

applica!on

Scholarly

grammar, use

of APA 6th

edi!on fo

No Evidence

0 points minimum

Unsa!sfactory

169 points

minimum

Sa!sfactory

196 points

minimum

Proficient

219 points

minimum

Exemplary

250 points

minimum

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