Health Policy in Nursing


This is a Health Policy Action Plan to Improve Quality of Health Care Delivery for Diverse Populations paper Topic: Urban vs Rural Residence Please use as many sources/references as possible. I will attach the grading rubric. Please follow it carefully. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Health Policy Action Plan to Improve Quality of Health Care Delivery for Diverse Populations
Differences in socioeconomic status, whether measured by income, educational achievement, or occupation, are associated with large disparities in health status. This association persists across the life cycle and across measures of health, including health status, morbidity, and mortality. Although effects are largest for those living in poverty, gradients of disparity are seen across the socioeconomic spectrum.
There is an interrelationship of race, socioeconomic status, and health with respect to what are the causes and what potential solutions can be found in terms of health policy that may mitigate these relationships.
Genomic science is propelling an unprecedented rate of discovery of new insights into the relationship between human genetic variation and health. Understanding the role genomics plays in the health of individuals, families, and communities enables health professionals and clinicians to better advise patients, program planners, and policymakers in the best use of the rapidly developing field. By identifying genetic factors that contribute to individual and group variation in disease risk, this knowledge may be translated into actions and practice.
The goal of this assignment/paper is to come away with a better understanding of the complex patterns and relationships between socioeconomic status and health as well as tying in genomic science. Socioeconomic status is the potential or realized access to resources in three major domains: material, human, and social capital—so, increasing material wealth may not solve the complex socioeconomic relationships that create the health disparities. Steer away from simple solutions such as eliminating poverty by throwing more money at the problem.
Incorporate the knowledge that you have gained through participating in this course along with your professional experience and apply it to this assignment. Follow each section as you compose your paper to maximize the earned points. Present the numbered items below in the same order in the paper – do not jump around. Remember to use APA format and cite references within text where appropriate. Maximum number of pages is 7-8 and you may include the title and references pages when counting pages. This paper will be scored per the rubric and is worth a total of 180 points or 60% of your course grade. Save your paper as a Word Document and submit it to the D2L “Dropbox”. Early submissions prior to the deadline are acceptable.
1. Identify a population and a health policy issue to be examined along with reasons for choosing this population (support your decision with statistics). Suggestions for possible populations or focus areas include: specific ages groups such as teens or elderly, homeless, special needs, mentally challenged, immigrants (undocumented), ethnicity, religion, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, social/economic status, education, occupation, spirituality, parental status, urban vs rural residence, enclave identity, gangs, traditional vs nontraditional college students, pregnant teens, or those with specific diseases. Make sure the policy is, on some level, related to your current workplace.
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2. Provide a historical summary of the issue being discussed from a policy perspective.
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3. Describe why this is a significant problem and why it merits a policy solution.
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4. Explore and examine the relationship between socioeconomic status and health in this selected population. What are the relationships between poverty and access to care?
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5. Continue on with the role that genomics plays related to this population and disease risk; identify current trends or studies that support the need for new policy or policy change.
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6. In the articles/text readings in preparation for this assignment, logical suggestions for improvement for the quality of health care delivery for diverse populations may have been identified. Engage in collaboration with a resource person on your focus; identify the resource person by initials and role/position, and provide a summary of your collaboration. Examine possible solutions or some of your own and what barriers may exist in implementing these suggested improvements. Provide an analysis of the key actors or stakeholders involved in the debate and the underlying value invoked.
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7. Safety-net providers tend to be hospital out-patient clinics, community health centers, and other not-for-profit organizations. Although the services may be free to the patients, they are not free to the community. Identify some safety-net providers in your community/geographic area and discuss the sources of funding. _____ (20 points)
8. State the key policy changes (or blocked policies) and the current state of the issue.
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9. Summary statements/conclusion. _____ (10 points)
10. Sequential development, following criteria sheet
Accurate information, written with clarity and succinctness
A.P.A. format followed; correct grammar, composition, and spelling
References appropriate in number, variety, and quality.
Total number of pages 7-8 (counting title and reference pages)
Submitted on or before due date via D2L Dropbox.
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Rev. 5-29-18 llp Total Points Earned: _____ (180 points)


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