Analyzing existing healthcare policy, guidelines and mandates informs how we understand the direction of our healthcare delivery system and ways to improve our benefits, services, and health outcomes.
Depending on your choice of topic, for this assignment, you may want to explore guidelines/policy/mandates from CMS, CDC, state and federal oversight of long-term care facilities to analyze two existing policies and to make one policy recommendation.
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5 STEP POLICY ANALYSIS
Use the following case studies for your policy analysis:
Low COVID-19 vaccination compliance rates
Now that you have discovered the root causes of vaccine hesitancy, what healthcare policies can mitigate this occurrence? School and workplace immunization policies could inform your policy recommendations.
1) IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM: What is the problem? – Provide a brief background of the healthcare issue. (one paragraph)
2) WHAT DOES THE SITUATION NEED? This is the equivalent of a “criterion” for solving the issue (federal oversight, municipal guidelines, structural reinforcement, FEMA funding, logistical, punitive measures, inoculation)? Consider what will happen if there is no effective policy intervention for the issue. (one paragraph)
3) What are TWO EXISTING POLICIES currently available to prevent this tragedy from happening again or improving future health outcomes? (use evidence-based information and policy/guidelines support). (the equivalent of 1 ½ pages)
COVID19 Vaccination policy: mandatory vaccines for seniors, healthcare workers, at-risk populations, coordinated efforts between state and federal agencies, the deployment of the National Guard.
4) What POLICY SOLUTION DO YOU RECOMMEND to prevent this healthcare disaster from happening again. Your policy recommendation could be one of the policies that you have described in section #3 or maybe you have a new idea that will be more effective. (the equivalent of half a page)5) How would you EVALUATE the EFFECTIVENESS of what you recommended in section #4 to know if it’s working: if so, what are you going to measure for effectiveness? (a paragraph)