To prepare for this assignment, review the key components of the health care policy process in Ch. 3 of Health policymaking in the United States.
The policy cycle approach provides lawmakers with a pathway for developing a policy and guiding it through the institutions of our government. The cycle starts with identification of a targeted problem and ultimately ends up with providing a specific course of action. Along the way, the outcomes of a policy are subjected to various levels of review, evaluation, and revisions that result in a continual loop. In essence, the policy cycle consists of a series of interlocking steps that actually serves as a dialogue between the main stakeholders. As a health care administrator, its important to have a working knowledge of the process and how the process ultimately leads to implementation of health care laws that eventually will have an impact on what you do.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that explains the policy process. Be sure to do the following in your paper:
Explain the various stages and the key components associated with each stage in the policy process.
Discuss formulation, legislation, implementation, evaluation, analysis, and revision.
Identify who the main stakeholders are for each stage in the policy process.
Cite at least 3 reputable references. Reputable references include trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works a textbook, or other sources of similar quality.