Health Care Policy
Analyzing Policies From Diverse Perspectives:
Whether a health care policy was formulated at the federal (country); state (providence or
regional); or local level, policies inevitably have considerable impact on local health care
organizations, communities, and relevant stakeholders. In other words, a health care policy that
has far-reaching relevance to the nation, state, or region ultimately impacts the grassroots
interests and concerns of the community.
To complete the Assignment, select a recent (within the last 5 years) health care policy that has
had substantial impact on consumers. In particular, look at a high-impact health care policy to
analyze the diverse and divergent perspectives that informed its development and then assess
its impact at the local organizational level.
Detailed and current information on health care policy may be found on many websites, including
American Hospital Association (AHA)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Kaiser Family Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
American Public Health Association (APHA)
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
After choosing a health care policy, select a local health care organization that is impacted by
that policy. This might be a public agency, a health care facility, or any organization substantially
influenced by the policy. It also might be the health care organization in which you work. As an
administrator in this organization, you have been tasked with preparing an assessment of the
impact of the policy on the organization’s operations and outcomes. This task requires you to
take a large and complex topic (the policy) and synthesize it into digestible information that
organizational stakeholders can strategically use to address issues raised by the policy.
For Part 1 of this assessment, explain key points related to the health care policy you selected.
This is designed to inform and precede the dissemination of an in-depth policy assessment
regarding the impact of the policy on the organization.
For Part 2, you will write an in-depth policy assessment that synthesizes the impact of the health
care policy on the organization.