APA style – double spaced, Font: 12. Times New Roman, 8 pages, dont need cover page, include a running head – doesn’t say how many sources but please include them in the reference page.
Topic: Public Health Policy Analysis: FINAL PAPER (100 points)
Students will identify one key piece of the legislation that is currently making its way through a state legislative process in California as well as many other states, but that has not yet passed or been enacted(Active) . California, as well as many other states maintains websites that follow proposed bills throughout the legislative process. You are to locate one bill during the current academic year.
Students should select a bill that has been proposed in response to a perceived public health problem and write an 8-10-page paper (1” borders, 12 pt font) which includes the following:
DIRECTIONS & GRADING OF FINAL PAPERS:
•Overview of the health problem: An overview of the public health problem to be addressed. Discuss the severity of the problem and number of people affected by it and by the proposed bill. (20 points)
• Severity of the health problem: Discuss the research & the background in relation to the health problem. Is there consensus among researchers regarding its severity and how to best deal with it? What would realistically happen if no intervention was implemented. Please make sure to cite all references to support the stated statistics and data. (10 points)
•Overview of the bill and Stakeholders: An overview of the proposed bill in terms of its specific provisions. Do not just discuss what the promoters promise that it will accomplish. Make sure to read the fine print and see exactly what the bill will do. Describe who the stakeholders are that are affected in any way by this bill. (10 points)
•Promises/Expected Outcomes: Who are the promoters of the bill? Describe what the promoters of the bill believe that the bill will accomplish. Make sure to discuss what specific health outcomes the promoters say will occur if the bill is passed. (10 points)
•Problems: Describe what individuals or groups are opposed to the bill and why they are opposed. Make sure to research special interest groups such as professional trade associations, industry groups, etc. to explore the types of lobbying efforts they are undertaking with respect to the bill. (15 points)
•Unintended Consequences: Describe what unintended consequence(s) could arise resulting from passage of this bill. In this section you should discuss unanticipated outcomes or results that could have a negative impact (go wrong) if the bill was passed. (20 points)
•Recommendation: What is your recommendation regarding this bill. Make sure to support your opinion with facts and with reference to class readings & other references. (15 points)
In addition please make sure to follow these guidelines in writing your paper:
•Your paper should conform to APA style (if you are unfamiliar with APA consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, which is available in the bookstore or library, or consult one of the many online APA reference guides available on the internet). http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html