Advocate Interview

Interview a special interest group representative or a legislator in your role as a Capella graduate student to gain a deeper understanding of how their office advocates for changes in health care policy (opioids crisis). Prepare a 3–5-page interview report addressed to a work supervisor.Note: The assessments in this course are designed to be completed in sequence. You must complete Assessment 3 before starting this assessment.

This is a four-step assessment:

Interview Preparation.
The Advocate Interview.
Post Interview Analysis.
Final Report.
The Final Report is the assessment deliverable and the end product of your research, time, insights, and ideas. In this assessment, you will integrate what you learn in the field into the context of a workplace scenario:

Your work supervisor has asked you to integrate the information you learned as a result of a field interview and connect what you learned to the organization’s mission and membership in determining the agenda.
Purpose
The reason you are conducting the advocate interview is to learn more about health policy development related to your specific interest (opioids Crisis).

In this advocate interview, you hope to be able to identify the following:

Identification of the appropriate organization or advocate to glean information from related to your specific interest.
The process used in setting the legislative agenda.
The strategies employed to influence the legislative development process.
Examples of application of the legislative process in formulating health policy.
Instructions
Step One: Preparation
You are required to come to the interview prepared. Refer to the Interview Preparation document linked in Resources.

Media activity: Complete the media activity Vila Health: Advocate Interview before conducting your interview. The media provides a “dry run” through an advocate interview process.
Advocate selection: Use the Internet to identify potential real-world candidates related to your selected health policy initiative.
Schedule Interview: Identify several potential health care advocates to interview about a proposed health care policy issue and schedule at least one interview.
Preparation and prioritization of questions:
Select questions from the sample list (found in the Interview Preparation document). Add your own questions as needed.
Prioritize your questions in case you run out of time at the interview.
Step Two: The Interview
Follow these steps at the interview:

Introduce yourself. In your introduction, provide a brief explanation regarding your role as a learner at Capella University and this interview as part of a course on health policy development.
Keep the purpose of this advocate interview in mind. The interview is conducted to identify:
The appropriate organization or advocate to glean information from.
The process used in setting the legislative agenda.
The strategies employed to influence the legislative development process.
Examples of application of the legislative process in formulating health policy.
Ask questions … and take good notes!

Step Three: Post Interview Analysis
Use the pre-writing strategy to analyze what you learned in your interview. Address the following:

Describe the process the organization uses to determine its legislative agenda.
Analyze the strategies the organization employs to influence legislative development.
Analyze the methods used to engage stakeholders in the legislative agenda.
Evaluate the organization’s use of the legislative process in formulating health policy.
Note: Consult the literature to determine if there are better alternatives to achieve a more efficacious legislative process.

Sample Solution

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