Compare the impact of the current/sitting U.S. president and the two previous presidents’ agendas on the healthcare item you selected for study

Compare the impact of the current/sitting U.S. president and the two previous presidents’ agendas on the healthcare item you selected for study

Compare the impact of the current/sitting U.S. president and the two previous presidents’ agendas on the healthcare item you selected for study 150 150 Nyagu

Discussion: Agenda Comparison Grids NURS 6050

Regardless of political affiliation, every citizen has a stake in healthcare policy decisions. Hence, it is little wonder why healthcare items become such high-profile components of presidential agendas. It is also little wonder why they become such hotly debated agenda items.

In Part 1 of this module’s Assignment, you were asked to begin work on an Agenda Comparison Grid to compare the impact of the current/sitting U.S. president and the two previous presidents’ agendas on the healthcare item you selected for study. In this Discussion, you will share your first draft with your colleagues to receive feedback to be applied to your final version.

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To Prepare:

Review the Resources and reflect on the importance of agenda setting.
Consider how federal agendas promote healthcare issues and how these healthcare issues become agenda priorities.
Review Part 1 of the Module 1 Assignment and complete the requirements for this Discussion.
By Day 3 of Week 1
Post a draft of the Agenda Comparison Grid you completed for Part 1 of the Agenda Comparison Grid and Fact Sheets or Talking Points Brief Assignment. Discussion: Agenda Comparison Grids NURS 6050

By Day 6 of Week 1
Respond to at least two of your colleagues* on two different days and provide a critique on their comparison grids. Suggest at least one feature of your colleagues’ comparison grids that you would revise and explain why. Be specific and provide examples.

*Note: Throughout this program, your fellow students are referred to as colleagues.

Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:

Week 1 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6 of Week 1
To participate in this Discussion:

Week 1 Discussion

Module 1: Agenda Setting (Weeks 1-2)

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Meet the Experts: Pioneers in Policy [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Policy Process [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Learning Objectives
Students will:
Compare U.S. presidential agenda priorities
Evaluate ways that administrative agencies help address healthcare issues
Analyze how healthcare issues get on administrative agendas
Identify champions or sponsors of healthcare issues
Create fact sheets for communicating with policymakers or legislators
Justify the role of the nurse in agenda setting for healthcare issues
Due By Assignment
Week 1, Days 1–2 Read/Watch/Listen to the Learning Resources.
Compose your initial Discussion post.
Begin to compose a draft of your Assignment.
Week 1, Day 3 Post your draft of Part 1 of your Assignment as the initial Discussion post.
Begin to compose your final draft of your Assignment.
Week 1, Days 4-5 Review peer Discussion posts.
Compose your peer Discussion responses.
Continue to compose your final draft of your Assignment.
Week 1, Day 6 Post at least two peer Discussion responses on two different days (and not the same day as the initial post).
Continue to compose your final draft of your Assignment.
Week 1, Day 7 Wrap up Discussion.
Week 2, Day 1–6 Review the responses to your initial post in the Discussion and revise your Assignment accordingly.
Continue to compose and refine the final draft of your Assignment.
Week 2, Day 7 Deadline to submit your Assignment.
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Learning Resources
Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus. Discussion: Agenda Comparison Grids NURS 6050

Required Readings
Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Chapter 1, “Informing Public Policy: An Important Role for Registered Nurses” (pp. 11–13 only)
Chapter 2, “Agenda Setting: What Rises to a Policymaker’s Attention?” (pp. 17–36)
Chapter 10, “Overview: The Economics and Finance of Health Care” (pp. 171–180)
Chapter 12, “An Insider’s Guide to Engaging in Policy Activities”
“Creating a Fact Sheet” (pp. 217-221)
DeMarco, R., & Tufts, K. A. (2014). The mechanics of writing a policy brief. Nursing Outlook, 62(3), 219–224. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2014.04.002

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Kingdon, J. W. (2001). A model of agenda-setting, with applications. Law Review, M.S.U.-D.C.L., 2(331).

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Lamb, G., Newhouse, R., Beverly, C., Toney, D. A., Cropley, S., Weaver, C. A., Kurtzman, E., … Peterson, C. (2015). Policy agenda for nurse-led care coordination. Nursing Outlook, 63(4), 521–530. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2015.06.003

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

O’Rourke, N. C., Crawford, S. L., Morris, N. S., & Pulcini, J. (2017). Political efficacy and participation of nurse practitioners. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 18(3), 135–148. doi:10.1177/1527154417728514

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Enhancing Environmental Health Content in Nursing Practice, Pope, A. M., Snyder, M. A., & Mood, L. H. (Eds.). (n.d.). Nursing health, & environment: Strengthening the relationship to improve the public’s health. Retrieved September 20, 2018.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

USA.gov. (n.d.). A-Z index of U.S. government departments and agencies. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/a

USA.gov. (n.d.). Executive departments. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from https://www.usa.gov/executive-departments

The White House. (n.d.). The cabinet. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-trump-administration/the-cabinet/

Document: Agenda Comparison Grid Template (Word document)

Required Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Setting the Agenda [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

NURS 6050 WK1 Response 2

Mental illness not only affects the person who is mentally ill, but also their families, communities, and the national ecomony. One study reports that mental illness has a multidimensional impact on families dealing with Severe mental illness (SMI). Some of these effects are physical health problems, stress, socioeconomical issues, and psychological difficulties (Fekadu, W., Mihiretu, A., Craig, T. K. J., & Fekadu, A., 2019). For children who live with persons with SMI, the impacts could be performance issues in school, nutritional problems, and higher mortality rates (Fekadu, W., 2019). Communities are impacted indirectly, usually by cost incurred from loss of productivity and absenteeism in jobs (Agboola, A. A., et al., 2018). The effects on the national economy are from indirect (as above) and direct costs which are things such as treatments transportation, and costs of insurance (Agboola, A. A., et al., 2018). Agboola et al., states “Indirect costs are challenging to quantify but are critical for informing public policy and guiding discussion on what should be invested to prevent or treat the illness” (2018). This statement is what drives the Presidential agenda and budget for illness such as mental health.

Your grid was put together well and easy to understand. I can appreciate your topic as it relates so closely to the topic I chose of the Opioid epidemic. These two health issues cost tax payers billions of dollars every year. I for one am interested in results or data. The Presidential budget allots monies for both health issues yearly, trending upward every year. But, are we actually seeing good outcomes? Statistics on opioid overdoes continue to increase every year, yet we are dumping $34 Billion dollars into efforts to stop the problem. I have no issue supplying the money, however I would like to see better outcomes from our dollars spent. So for your topic, what are the outcomes? Are the issues trending upward or are you seeing improvement with the allocated dollars?

Reference

Agboola, A. A., Esan, O. T., Afolabi, O. T., Soyinka, T. A., Oluwaranti, A. O., & Adetayo, A. (2018). Economic burden of the therapeutic management of mental illnesses and its effect on household purchasing power. PLoS ONE, 13(9), 1-13. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202396

Fekadu, W., Mihiretu, A., Craig, T. K. J., & Fekadu, A. (2019). Multidemsional impact of severe mental illness on family members: systematic reviow. BMJ Open, 9(12), 1.

RE: Discussion – Week 1
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Hello K. I found your comparison grid interesting as I to have chosen to address the mental illness topic.

You mentioned that President Trump was very supportive of the research and implementation of mental health services. According to the American Public Health Association, President Trump released his fiscal year 2020 federal budget proposal in March, recommending huge cuts across the federal government, which includes a budget proposal of a $777 billion cut to Medicaid over 10 years, as well as nearly $600 billion in net Medicare spending reductions, as well as cutting low-income housing assistance, and 1 billion cut to the Health Resources and Service Administration, and a $65 million cut in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Kim Krisberg, 2019).

I find this proposal to be a threat to the already steps that have been accomplished by President Bush, and President Obama. Medicare and Medicaid already are currently the largest payers of behavioral health services in the country (Caren Howard, 2019). President Trump’s 2020 fiscal proposal for cutting Medicaid and Medicare services will greatly affect those with mental disorders and substance abuse issues from getting the help and services that they require. For me, this is like taking a step backward.

REFERNCES

Caren Howard (2019). Mental Health Conditions. How Trump’s Budget Will Affect People with Mental Health Conditions. Retrieved February 28, 2020 from

www.mentalhealth,mhanational.org

Kim Krisberg (2019). The American Public Health Association. President’s budget would hinder US public health progress: Huge cuts proposed. Retrieved February 28, 2020 from

www.thenationshealth.aphapublications,org