I need help writing a policy analysis paper and then create a power point presentation from the paper. I have attached the following documents:
– a word document with a paragraph on my choice of topic with the instructors comments at the bottom.
– a word document with guidelines for the analysis paper.
– a pdf file with the evaluation criteria for the policy analysis paper.
– a work document with the guidelines and evaluation criteria for the presentation.
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I plan on writing my policy analysis paper on the topic of gun violence prevention policies and the healthcare policies approaches that can help solve this problem. As the leading cause of premature death in the United States, the issue of gun violence has become a public health issue that affects many lives in the country. Studies have shown that gun violence has now surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of death among young people in the country, which is part of the reason one of the objectives for healthy people 2020, is to prevent unintentional injuries and violence, and prevent their consequences (healthypeople.gov). Fixing this problem will require a significant work that involves violence prevention health policies. There have been many solutions/options presented to deal with this problem but the two main options that have been the topic of public policy debates include policies to either increased gun restrictions, or expand gun rights. My policy paper will analyze policies relating to both options on state and federal levels to determine the most effective policies for gun violence prevention. Some of the special interest groups working on this issue include: Mental Health America – http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/policy-issues American Public Health Association – https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/gun-violence Americans for the Protection of Children- http://www.americansprotect.com/ Coalition to Stop Gun Violence- http://csgv.org/ Gun Owners of America- http://www.gunowners.org/ Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense- http://momsdemandaction.org/ National Rifle Association- https://www.nrapvf.org/ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention http://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/gun_violence/sect01.html Healthy People/USHHS – https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/injury-andviolence-prevention The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence – http://smartgunlaws.org/gun-policy/ Instructor’s Response; This is clearly an important, relevant topic for the assignment. Please make sure you include information in your paper about the relevance of the topic to nursing and the role of nursing (from your perspective). HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS PAPER GUIDELINES This paper should address a major health policy issue. Students may write the paper on one of the policy topics discussed in class or taken from the list at the end of the syllabus, or the students’ choice (length; 20 – 25 pages). The following elements of policy analysis questions are provided to help guide your writing of the paper: · · · · · · · · · · · · What is the issue or problem being discussed; what is the history of this issue in terms of public policy debates? What options have been proposed to deal with the issues; what ‘solutions’ have been proposed? Who (media, decision-makers, groups) supported and who opposed each of these solutions; why did they do so; what do you think they would do if this issue is debated again? What media attention has the issue received (if any)? What lobbying has occurred on the issue; by what groups; how successful has it been? What happened when this issue was discussed/debated in the past? Why did that happen? if policy changes relevant to these issues were made in one state, what kept similar changes from being adopted in another state? How could you (or others) have changed the outcome you described above; that is, how could I get people who are also interested in this issue/problem to agree with me and enact policies I prefer or provide the funding I believe is necessary? APA format is required for this paper. To write an effective paper you will need to focus on some idea or proposal within the topic. Policy Analysis Paper Evaluation Points = 300 You have chosen the issue you will address in your Policy Analysis Paper. The effectively written paper will clearly identify the problem(s), include a comprehensive analysis of the situation and offer specific policy recommendations. This paper will use APA format, include relevant references and an executive summary. Executive Summary – (no more than 2 pages long, one page if possible) – 25 points · Summary of the problem · Summary of your policy recommendation(s) Problem definition – 25 points · Describe the nature and scope of the problem · Identify the significance and/or urgency of the problem Thoughtful and Comprehensive Analysis – 100 points · Describe the implementation of existing policy · Evaluate the effectiveness and/or efficiency of existing policy · Quality and depth of analysis will be evaluated · Describe alternative policies · Compare and contrast existing policy with alternatives · Identify obstacles to changing or modifying current policy Supporting Evidence – 40 points · Cite at least 10 reputable sources, including 5 scholarly articles and/or books · APA style for in-text citations and reference list Recommendation and Conclusion – 50 points · Clear and specific recommendations o Alternative policy or modifications to existing policy o Explain rationale for recommendations · Assessment of the impact on key stakeholders including, but not limited to nursing. Organization and Scope – 20 points · Is the organization logical · Are subheadings used to identify various sections of the paper? · Do paragraphs begin with topic sentences? · Does each paragraph convey one main point? · Does the paper fulfill all requirements and meet the required page length? Style – 20 points · Well written? · Easy to read? · Tone that is formal and professional, avoiding the use of slang, vulgarities and contractions? Grammar and Syntax – 20 points · Grammatical errors or typos? · Run-on or incomplete sentences? Policy Presentation: Assignment Guidelines Your challenge is to create a Power Point presentation in which you take a position on the health policy you have analyzed. The effective presentation will: 1. Clearly define the policy issue 2. Define the audience for this presentation. For example, your audience might be a city council meeting, a state or federal legislative group, a professional organization’s annual meeting, the executive leaders of a health care organization or… other important stakeholders. 3. Regarding the length of your presentation, include enough slides to create about a 20 mins presentation. 4. Demonstrate awareness of opposing or alternative views 5. Include a call to action appropriate to the issue 6. Ask a question to get the ball rolling in terms of discussion. PRESENTATION TIPS: · · · You are encouraged to be creative and persuasive in your approach and…have some fun. Make sure you include enough information in your slides that the audience can follow your points. If post your presentation with NOTES, make sure your NOTES are in a large enough font size that they are easy to read. The number of slides is up to you…work to make your presentation complete as well as visually and intellectually interesting for a 20mins presentation. Criteria for evaluation and feedback on position presentations: · · · · · Clarity of position Demonstrates awareness of opposing or alternative views Effectiveness of presentation for chosen audience Persuasiveness of presentation Overall quality of the presentation
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