HMGT310 Assignment 1-The Health Problem –Health Policy Link

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Assignment #1 (17.5 points): The Health Problem –Health Policy Link


Assignment #1 The Health Problem –Health Policy Link

Assignment 1 Instructions

Prepare a summary document using the table format as specified below. Please make sure you follow the instructions and meet all the requirements and consult the grading rubric before you prepare your report. The contents of the table should be single spaced and total no more than 2.5 pages in 11 to 12 point font. Except in the case of titles, use complete sentences, i.e. write using narrative format. Include a cover page before the table, and a list of references in APA Format, after the table.

Tobacco dependency threatens the health of many Americans and it poses a preventable burden to the health care system.

It is not unusual for patients in US hospitals to acquire preventable diseases infections and conditions during their stay in the hospital.

A growing pool of patients is unable to read and write in the English language. Language is a barrier to effective care delivery as well as patient compliance.

Elderly and disabled patients with multiple medications are at risk of medication interactions and potential drug safety concerns.

Veterans may suffer from service-related injuries, both physical and mental health are concerns for the VA.

Not all medical devices are constructed safely. Patients and providers rely on their safety.

Health care providers are scarce in certain low-income and rural underserved areas in the US, including Native American territories.

Disadvantaged patients may seek care in emergency rooms because they have no where else to receive services.

Disadvantaged children often do not have health insurance and do not receive the preventive care (such as vaccines and well-baby check-ups) that can avoid long-term health problems.

HGMT 310 Assignment #1

Student Name:

Type your name here.

Assignment #1 Title:

Provide (1) a short name for the health problem and (2) one short name of the federal legislation.

Health Problem:

Describe and provide details about the health problem. Indicate in detail who is most impacted by this health problem. Include relevant statistics (incidence, mortality, morbidity, etc). This section must include how the problem impacts patients, health provider professionals, health organizations, and government. Note the human and financial costs. Use in-text citations and include a list of references

Healthy People 2020:

Summarize the health problem as recognized by Healthy People 2020. Discuss how the health problem you identified aligns with the HP2020 goals for the nation. Use in-text citations as needed. Does another governmental document describe the problem? If so, indicate the source. Hypothesize about why this specific societal health problem might have been excluded from HP2020

Official Title and Citation of the Legislation:

Indicate the government’s response to the health problem you selected. Select one piece of legislation. In this section include the Bill Number or the citation from the statute with the section.

Describe the public policy response:

Describe the scope of the legislation and the anticipated impact on the health of the population.


As of the date of submission of this report, what is the status of the legislation in the health policy cycle? Indicate and provide a citation of the source of information for this status of the legislation


Does the health policy adequately address the health problem you identified? Provide a citation of the source of information for this conclusion.

Resources for Updates:

What specific resource would a health organization use to check for updates on this policy? Provide a citation of the resource/source, and an example of such an update