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As an individual, engage in the process of policy and politics.

Paper format: 4 pages, 12-point font, double spaced, APA guidelines

Points possible = 100 points

ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Select a public, governmental meeting related to health where health policy will be discussed. Below are a few websites in Kansas City that will be available on an ongoing basis. If you want to pick a different public meeting send it to your instructor in advance for approval. Virtual or streamed meetings are fine for this assignment.

AND

  1. Write a reflection using the questions below and material discussed in this class. Include at least FIVE PROFESSIONAL, PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH JOURNAL ARTICLES related to the policy that was discussed in the meeting that you attended.

Write a 4 page paper, which briefly addresses most/all of the questions below.

Page 1:

  • How was the process of finding the meeting that you attended?
  • How was attending the meeting?
  • How many people were in the audience?
  • Who were those people?
  • Why don’t more people attend public meetings?
  • Talk with other people in the audience. What do they think about this policy?

Page 2:

  • What was the policy being discussed?
  • What problem is this policy trying to solve?
  • Is this policy evidence-based?
  • Does the science of the policy suggest that it will be effective for the population that this group controls?
  • What are the ethics of this policy?

Page 3:

  • What are other cities/counties/states doing about this issue?

Page 4:

  • Overall, what is the outcome of this meeting?
  • Was any real progress made on this issue? If so, why? If not, why not?
  • If you were a community organizer, how would you get more people to engage in the policy process?

AND

  1. Take a selfie, with an elected official if you attend in person, or with the streaming meeting in the background if you are attending through Zoom or another online service.

For writing assistance please consult the UMKC Writing Studio. (Links to an external site.) In-person sessions on Volker available as well as online writing consultations available via Skype and email. APA citation of selected article Visit the UMKC Writing Studio website for APA citation help. (Links to an external site.)

Doing Health Policy Rubric

POINTS

PERCENT %

Paper Format: 4 pages, 12 point font, double spaced

5

5 %

Content: Address most/all of the questions posed in assignment,

Provide relevant, insightful commentary and history, and support your analysis with five peer-reviewed articles

40

40 %

Writing Quality: grammar, spelling, sentence flow, clarity, organization

35

35 %

APA Citations: Proper APA style citation of five articles, in your citation list AND within the body of your paper

10

105 %

Selfie: Did you take a selfie with an elected representative? Label the representative in the photo. Alternatively, submit a selfie with your streaming/Zoom meeting.

10

10%

TOTAL

100

100%


I found this meeting on youtupe from “City of Independence, Missouri”

if you find another recording meeting in one of these websites that related to health you can write about it, but let me now so i can open the meeting to take a selfie with.