Write a letter to your state legislator or a congressperson from your state regarding a national or state health
policy. (See uploaded files)
You may utilize web references provided in the text and/or professional groups such as the American Nurses
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Association (ANA). From the ANA home page, link to the State Government Affairs page and search current
To identify state legislators, access your state’s legislative home page.
To identify members of Congress, visit Congress.org and enter your home zip code.
Satisfy the following requirements in your assignment:
The letter must express support for a current piece of legislation.
The letter must request a specific appropriate action. Support your “ask” with at least two convincing
Reasons or rationales must be supported explicitly by evidence.
The letter must indicate where the bill is in the legislative process and should demonstrate knowledge of the
The letter should fit on one (1) page, using a standard letter format.
Address the letter properly to your state legislator or member of Congress (see Step 1 above).
Include with your assignment an additional one-page policy document (a brief) that summarizes your reason or
rationale for support or opposition. Provide a concise overview of your rationale. Reasons/rationales should
indicate the effect of the legislation on healthcare quality, safety, or outcomes and on diverse populations.
Within the brief, include at least two scholarly references, in APA format, that support your position. (Note:
Scholarly references include journal articles and information from reputable websites and may include position
papers from professional organizations.)
Hand in hand with the warming of the oceans goes the acidification of the seawater. The excess amount of carbon dioxide in the air has to go somewhere, and the biggest absorbent is the ocean. In the past decades since the beginning of the industrial era, the acidity of the ocean’s surface has increased by 26%, that is the pH-value declined by 0.1. This development will manifest itself even more since the amount of carbon dioxide taken in by the oceans steepens by about two billion tons per year. Since the ocean is the biggest absorbent, it is very certain that this lowering of the pH-value will continue throughout centuries to compensate the high amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It is not yet ascertained how this will impact the ecosystems underwater and at the coasts as well as ecosystem services (National Research Council 2010). The ocean acidification could not be compensated by the global sea level rise of about 20 cm in the last 100 years. In order to monitor this uptake of carbon dioxide, it is possible to analyse the colour of the ocean. Thus, scientists are able to determine the concentration of ocean algae, i.e. the absorbents, on a global scale. Evaluating this data is mandatory in order to keep track of their capability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. For the purpose of tracing the acidification level, pH-value and dissolved oxygen measurements can be performed, acoustic data and ocean productivity can be evaluated (National Research Council 2010). The ocean acidification can be measured by defining the hydrogen ion concentration of the water. 3.3 Melting ice sheets Another drastic effect of global warming is the shrinking of the ice sheets. Their decrease in mass lies by about 119 billion tons in Antarctica in just 23 years from 1993 to 2016 – its rate tripled in the last decade. Translated into area, this means that during the last 40 years, about two and a half million square kilometres of ice melted, broke away or in any other way diminished, as Figure 2 demonstrates.>GET ANSWER