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What to Submit

Your submission should be a 2- to 3-page Word document. You must also include an APA-style title page. Use 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and 1-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style.

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IHP 610 Module Three Project Preparation Guidelines and Rubric

Overview

Imagine that you are a legislative consultant hired to assess the in�uence of stakeholders and interest groups on a health policy issue. Your supervisor has asked that you present your

assessment �ndings to the senior leadership of your organization to inform their decisions on how best to approach their intended organization-wide position statement regarding this issue.

As a �rst step, you will select one of three health policy issues from the Project Two Health Policy Issue Scenarios document. As part of the background study, you will conduct preliminary

research about the selected issue and analyze the impact of the selected issue on various stakeholders. This background study and assessment of the selected issue will serve as a foundation

for your Project Two �nal presentation. In this Project Two Preparation assignment, you will essentially analyze the selected health policy issue and describe how it in�uences the decision-

making process in healthcare.

Your research in this Project Preparation will be speci�c to the non�nancial impact of the selected policy on various stakeholders. In your second Project Preparation for Project Two, which is

due in Module Seven, you will explore the �nancial implications of the selected issues. Together, both of these Project Preparation assignments will prepare you for the Project Two submission

due in Module Nine.

Prompt

Create a research report summarizing your assessment �ndings on your chosen health policy issue. This research report will serve as a support document in the Project Two �nal submission.

You must cite at least three sources to support your claims. You may cite no more than one source from the module resources; all other resources must come from your own research. In other

words, you may cite no more than one resource from the Resources section of this module. For additional help completing this assignment, refer to the Shapiro Library Guide: Nursing –

Graduate item in the Start Here module. You may also use the Online Writing Center, located in the Academic Support module.

Use this resource to help you complete this assignment: IHP 610 Project Two Health Policy Issue Scenarios

Speci�cally, you must address the following rubric criteria:

1. Introduction

A. Health Policy Issue: Describe your chosen health policy issue in a clear, concise manner. Consider the following guiding questions in your response:

Why did you choose this health policy issue for your Project Two work?

How might this health policy issue be explained to someone who has never heard of it before?

B. Key Stakeholders and Interest Groups: Identify three key stakeholders and/or interest groups impacted by your chosen issue. Consider the following guiding questions in your

response:

Who are the stakeholders and/or interest groups that will be primarily affected by this issue, either positively or negatively?

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How might vulnerable populations and underserved areas be affected by this issue?

2. In�uence on Decision Making

A. Stakeholder Needs: Describe the non�nancial needs of the identi�ed three key stakeholders and/or interest groups with respect to your chosen issue. Consider the following

guiding questions in your response:

How are the non�nancial needs of the identi�ed stakeholders and/or interest groups affected by the selected issue?

How does this issue impact vulnerable populations or underserved areas?

B. Health Policy In�uence: Describe the kinds of non�nancial in�uence that the three identi�ed key stakeholders and/or interest groups can have on health policies. Consider the

following guiding questions in your response:

Which three stakeholders and/or interest groups can have signi�cant non�nancial in�uence on the selected issue?

Which three stakeholders and/or interest groups have subtle or covert non�nancial in�uence on the selected issue?

C. Bene�ts and Disadvantages: Describe how the identi�ed three stakeholders and/or interest groups might bene�t or be disadvantaged by your chosen issue. Do not include any

�nancially related bene�ts and disadvantages. Consider the following guiding questions in your response:

Which of the identi�ed stakeholders and/or interest groups bene�t from this issue?

Which of the identi�ed stakeholders and/or interest groups are disadvantaged by this issue?

How might those in vulnerable populations or underserved areas be bene�ted or disadvantaged by this issue, not including �nancial bene�ts or disadvantages?

D. Value Con�ict Analysis: Describe the potential value con�icts between identi�ed stakeholders and/or interest groups relating to your chosen issue. Consider the following guiding

question in your response:

What non�nancial value con�icts might the identi�ed stakeholders have concerning this issue, and why?

What to Submit

Your submission should be a 2- to 3-page Word document. You must also include an APA-style title page. Use 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and 1-inch margins. Sources

should be cited according to APA style.

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Module Three Project Preparation Rubric

Criteria Exemplary (100%) Pro�cient (90%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Introduction: Health Policy

Issue

Exceeds pro�ciency in an

exceptionally clear, insightful,

sophisticated, or creative

manner

Describes the chosen health

policy issue in a clear, concise

manner

Shows progress toward

pro�ciency, but with errors or

omissions

Does not attempt criterion 7

Introduction: Key

Stakeholders and Interest

Groups

Exceeds pro�ciency in an

exceptionally clear, insightful,

sophisticated, or creative

manner

Identi�es three key

stakeholders and/or interest

groups impacted by the chosen

issue

Shows progress toward

pro�ciency, but with errors or

omissions

Does not attempt criterion 8

In�uence on Decision

Making: Stakeholder Needs

Exceeds pro�ciency in an

exceptionally clear, insightful,

sophisticated, or creative

manner

Describes the non�nancial

needs of identi�ed three key

stakeholders and/or interest

groups with respect to the

chosen issue

Shows progress toward

pro�ciency, but with errors or

omissions

Does not attempt criterion 15

In�uence on Decision

Making: Health Policy

In�uence

Exceeds pro�ciency in an

exceptionally clear, insightful,

sophisticated, or creative

manner

Describes the kinds of

non�nancial in�uence

identi�ed three key

stakeholders and/or interest

groups can have on health

policies

Shows progress toward

pro�ciency, but with errors or

omissions

Does not attempt criterion 15

In�uence on Decision

Making: Bene�ts and

Disadvantages

Exceeds pro�ciency in an

exceptionally clear, insightful,

sophisticated, or creative

manner

Describes how identi�ed three

stakeholders and/or interest

groups might bene�t or be

disadvantaged by the chosen

issue, not including �nancially

related bene�ts or

disadvantages

Shows progress toward

pro�ciency, but with errors or

omissions

Does not attempt criterion 15

In�uence on Decision

Making: Value Con�ict

Analysis

Exceeds pro�ciency in an

exceptionally clear, insightful,

sophisticated, or creative

manner

Describes the potential value

con�icts between identi�ed

stakeholders and/or interest

groups relating to the chosen

issue, not including �nancially

related value con�icts

Shows progress toward

pro�ciency, but with errors or

omissions

Does not attempt criterion 15

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Criteria Exemplary (100%) Pro�cient (90%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Articulation of Response Exceeds pro�ciency in an

exceptionally clear, insightful,

sophisticated, or creative

manner

Clearly conveys meaning with

correct grammar, sentence

structure, and spelling,

demonstrating an

understanding of audience and

purpose

Shows progress toward

pro�ciency, but with errors in

grammar, sentence structure,

and spelling, negatively

impacting readability

Submission has critical errors in

grammar, sentence structure,

and spelling, preventing

understanding of ideas

10

Scholarly Sources Incorporates more than three

scholarly, current (within the

last �ve years) sources,

including at least one resource

from outside research, or use of

sources is exceptionally

insightful

Incorporates three scholarly,

current (within the last �ve

years) sources, including at

least one resource from outside

research, that support claims

Incorporates fewer than three

scholarly, current (within the

last �ve years) sources, does

not include at least one

resource from outside

research, or not all sources

support claims

Does not incorporate sources 10

APA Styles Formats in-text citations and

reference list according to APA

style with no errors

Formats in-text citations and

reference list according to APA

style with fewer than �ve

errors

Formats in-text citations and

reference list according to APA

style with �ve or more errors

Does not format in-text

citations and reference list

according to APA style

5

Total: 100%

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IHP 610 Project Two Health Policy Issue Scenarios

Read each of the three scenarios in this document. Choose one to focus on for all your Project Preparation assignments, due in Modules Three and Seven, as well as your Project Two submission, due in Module Nine.

Health Policy Issue Option 1: Professional Nursing Licensure and Interstate Compacts

Nurses must complete an accredited nursing program and successfully pass an examination to be eligible for licensure in a state. Each state has a board of nursing that regulates the licensure process for that state. To practice nursing in a particular state, a nurse must have an active license issued by that state’s board of nursing. Some states have entered agreements with other states through a “compact” agreement to recognize nursing credentials among those compact states. However, nurses must still apply for licensure on a state-by-state basis.

You are working as a legislative consultant for the American Nurses Association (ANA). The senior management of the ANA have decided to propose an amendment to the existing interstate compact for professional licensure. They also plan to go a step further and propose a new policy for enabling national licensure for nursing professionals.

Interstate nursing licensure compacts, which enable healthcare providers to apply more easily for and receive permission to practice medicine in other states, are viewed in the healthcare industry as a means of expanding telehealth and telemedicine. Not everyone thinks the licensure compact is a good idea, however. Some say the process creates unnecessary regulatory burdens, whereas others would prefer to see one nationwide license that allows a clinician to practice in any state.

In your project, you will present your observations and assessment to the senior management of the ANA to help them in their decision making with regard to pursuing this approach. You should also include the challenges with the current policy, how key stakeholders influence and would be affected by these proposed changes, and legal and ethical considerations that impact decision making.

Health Policy Issue Option 2: Certificate of Need

A certificate of need (CON) allows a healthcare provider to build a new facility, make other high-dollar capital investments, and develop new services. A process exists in states with CON laws that requires providers to demonstrate a need for these new services and expenditures. The basic assumption of CON regulations is that this regulatory process is an effective healthcare cost control measure. Several decades ago, all states in the United States had CON laws. Today, approximately two-thirds of states still have CON regulations.

You are a legislative consultant based in West Virginia. A hospital in Kenova, West Virginia, is interested in creating a high-quality long-term care facility for elderly patients. After conducting a market study, the hospital administration has identified Kenova as a region where the local healthcare facilities are currently inadequate to meet the existing and expected future demands. The senior management views this new long-term care facility as an opportunity to rectify this concern.

As they begin to develop a business plan, however, they discover the new project will require authorization by the West Virginia Health Facilities & Services Review Board because of the state’s CON laws. In West Virginia, there is a specific CON law established in 1974 that regulates the construction of a wide range of healthcare facilities, including long-term care facilities, hospitals, birthing centers, and dialysis centers.

You are working for the hospital as a legislative consultant on this project. You have been asked to identify the stakeholders and their interest in this entire process to help the hospital’s senior management understand who will be involved in and affected by moving forward with the construction of this facility. Also, you will be responsible for understanding the end-to-end process of obtaining a CON and providing senior management with the information they need to make decisions related to this. Because the process for obtaining CON is somewhat complicated, the hospital administration has highly recommended that you research the required efforts from each stakeholder involved in the process during your assessment.

The hospital administration was also recently informed that in order to obtain a CON, developers of healthcare facilities must apply to the local governmental authorities by making the case for why the community in question would benefit from that new development. However, the exact criteria used to determine whether an application for a CON is approved can differ widely between states. The senior management is unsure what the Health Facilities & Services Review Board’s criteria are for West Virginia, so they have asked for your recommendations on how best to approach these criteria based on your assessment.

In your project, you should explain to the senior management of the hospital the process to obtain the CON and how each stakeholder is associated with this initiative. You should also share the legal and ethical considerations involved in this process.

Health Policy Issue Option 3: Adult Immunization

Vaccine hesitancy refers to the refusal by an individual or group to seek available communicable disease vaccines. This hesitancy can be the result of lack of information, misinformation, distrust of government agencies, or religious or political beliefs. Public health challenges arise when the rights of individuals with regard to vaccine acceptance are in conflict with the overall health of the public.

You are a legislative consultant hired by the governor’s office in your state. Your supervisor—the governor’s special advisor on health—has asked you to explore the perspective and rationale of each stakeholder with regard to requiring adult immunizations for certain state-funded jobs. Your supervisor has also asked you to analyze the impact of each key stakeholder and interest group on the potential success or failure of this process.

Vaccines are proven to be effective in preventing disease and mortality. They are the premier achievement of public health programs in the United States and internationally. However, unlike childhood vaccinations, which are more highly regulated and are administered unless there is a documented exemption, adults over the age of 18 have the option to decline vaccines for any reason, documented or otherwise. Certain state-regulated licensing boards require these immunizations in order to earn or maintain a license, but there are currently no laws or policies at the federal or state level that require adults to be vaccinated with adult-only immunizations.

The state government recently conducted a survey to understand the potential reasons for adults choosing not to be vaccinated with adult-only immunizations. In your state, 39 percent of adults over the age of 18 have not had one or more adult vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In your project, you are asked to share your assessment and analysis of potential barriers to the adult immunization, the impact of each key stakeholder and interest group on the potential success or failure this policy, and your recommendation for whether adult immunizations should be required for certain state-funded jobs.

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