Healthcare Policy Project Presentation
Topic: school-based health clinics
Identify a healthcare policy issue in nursing practice.
Analyze its impact on the health of U.S. citizens and the practice of advanced practice nurses (APRNs).
Gather current policy literature and articles regarding the identified healthcare policy issue.
Disseminate this health policy issue/topic to your peers in written and verbal forms.
Healthcare policy, at the national and state levels, directly impacts the practice of nurses, nurse leaders, and APRNs. At the federal level, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought opportunities (access to care) and challenges (individual mandate/proof of insurance) for U.S. citizens, primary care providers, and healthcare systems. The Future of Nursing, a landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, continues to influence federal and state policies related to scope of practice and collaborative agreements. Become familiar with the details of the ACA legislation and the IOM Report.
Health Care Policy Problem
Identify/define the healthcare policy issue/concern.
Identify policies surrounding this health care concern.
Have current policies adequately addressed the health care issue?
What still needs to happen?
Significance to Nursing/Patient Care
How does this health care policy issue threaten patient safety, quality care, and/or access to providers?
Are social determinants of health identified in this health care concern?
Synthesis of Literature: Three Themes
What are repeating themes from your analysis of the current literature on health policy? Name three.
What would strengthen or weaken the policy? (That is, is there a better approach/model for this health care policy issue that is working, perhaps from another state or another country?)
Who are the stakeholders?
Topic Relation to the IOM’s Future of Nursing Report and the ACA
How can nurses influence and manage change (such as education, advocacy, and leadership)?
What has been the federal, state, and/or local response to this health care issue (innovations and interventions)?
Paraphrase the main points.
Recommend a course of action.
Challenge your peers to seek models that work (such as in other states, countries).
Microsoft PowerPoint presentations should use bullet points with short phrases rather than long sentences, and add a few photos on slides where appropriate; citations should appear at the bottom of the slide, centered, and in smaller font.