Read Chapters 4, 5, and 6 in your textbook: Meacham, M. R. (2021). Longest’s Health policymaking in the United States (7th ed.). Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)/Health Administration Press. PowerPoints adapted from Longest, B. B. (2016). Health policymaking in the United States. AUPHA Press/Health Administration Press. Pay particular attention to the following topics: organization of healthcare delivery; issues in healthcare including access, cost, and quality; the nature of social policy; the process of policymaking; development of legislation, how to locate current and past legislation; and how to identify your legislators and learn more about them.
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1. Use the USA.gov website to locate your local State Government website (Kentucky), in particular, the legislative site and look for pending legislation. Review the information and list at least three and no more than five bills that are of interest to you as a nurse. Include the actual bill number with a one-line description of the bill, i.e. HB245 or SB 141.
2. Go to Library of Congress.gov and look for pending federal legislation. Include the actual bill number and title of the bill.
3. After watching Schoolhouse Rock’s I’m Just a Bill, list two key points from the video related to policymaking in the United States (US).
4. Go to your or a professional nursing organization’s website American Nurses Association [ANA], locate and review their policy agenda. The policy agenda is related to what bills or legislative issues the professional nursing organization support. As you review the policy agenda, think about your reading (i.e. Setting the policy agenda). There are four (A, B, C, D) responses to this item #4.
4A. Identify the professional nursing organization’s name for which you will answer the following B, C, D.
4B. What are two key points of your selected professional nursing organization’s (identified in 4A.) policy agenda?
4C. What are two examples of how your selected professional nursing organization’s (identified in 4A.) policy agenda can or does affect you and/or your nursing practice.
4D. What two actions have your selected professional nursing organization (identified in 4A.) or you take related to the selected professional nursing organization policy agenda? The response to this 4D is to be a discussion of actions that the professional organization identified in 4A has taken at the federal or state level or you specifically have taken related to policy/legislation.
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