The Health Policy Event you choose to attend must be related to the current weekâ€™s topics.
Please submit your Health Policy Event Log for Week 4 in one Word document to this assignment. Access the Guidelines for the Health Policy Event Assignment (Word) for full instructions.
Links to Health Policy Events for this Week
- Suggested Health Policy Forums related to Week 4 topics from the Harvard School of Public Health and/or the Boston University School of Public Health listed in the Week 4 Health Care Delivery Videos (Word) document.
- Explore more recent Harvard School of Public Health Forums.
- Explore more recent Boston University School of Public Health Forums.
- Explore the webinars of the Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.
- Explore the webinars of the American Public Health Association.
- Explore the webinars of The Commonwealth Fund.
- Explore the webinars of Families USA.
If you find another event you are interested in attending related to the current weekâ€™s topics
Use these Headings in your Policy Logs!
Â· Name, sponsor, link to the event
Â· Place, date, length of the event
Â· Names of participants and their titles
Â· Brief summary of the topic discussed
Â· My analysis of the health policy issue and its implications for health care
Guidelines for the Health Policy Event Assignment
You must virtually attend a policy event that is at least approximately 1 hour or longer in length, related to the weekâ€™s topic. Virtual health policy events are posted for each weekly module from which you may choose. In addition, you may also identify your own policy event related to the weekâ€™s topics. All events selected must have a health policy focus and be relevant to the weekâ€™s topics. Events that have primarily a clinical focus are not acceptable. Because events must be relevant to current health policy issues, they should have taken place within the past 3 years. If you are interested in selecting your own event or one that is older than years, check with your instructor first to make sure the event meets the criteria for this assignment.
If you select your own event, you may consider a local Board of Health meeting a legislative or executive branch hearing or meeting on a health policy issue, a meeting by advocacy organization or special interest group, or a meeting of a political party, political group, or political candidate in which a health policy issue is discussed.
Policy Log Guidelines
As a way of demonstrating completion of this course requirement, you must submit, in writing, a policy log that detail certain aspects of each event.
- Each event log should be 2â€“3 double-spaced pages of text.
- Provide only a brief summary of the topic being discussed (3â€“5 sentences).
- Your analysis section should be 500 to 750 words and be the most developed component of the report. In the analysis section, you can write about the process of policy being made at this event, and/or you can write about the actual health policy issue being discussed/considered. This should primarily be your analysis, and if you refer to an analysis made by an event participant, make that clear in your log. Your analysis should include new information that goes beyond what was discussed in the event.
- Your analysis should integrate course content and readings. Reference at least two sources from the learning materials in this course or other sources which may include scholarly sources, health policy reports or recent media articles.
- Use APA format for citations and references.
- Shi, L., & Singh, D. A. (2019). Delivering health care in America: A systems approach (7th ed.). Jones & Barlett Learning.
Harvard School Public Health Lectures
- Register for the free Harvard course: United States Health Policy.
- Follow the links to register and enroll as a student for this course.
- Select “View Archived Course.”
- Scroll down to see a list of sessions and topics listed under each session.
- Open Session 8.1: Health Care Workforce.
- Watch the videos in Topics 1â€“6 under Session 8.1.
- Open Session 6.1: Long Term Care.
- Watch the videos in Topics 1â€“2 under Session 6.1.