Attachments: HCS 455 Week 2 Key Players in Health Care Policy.docx [ Preview Here ]
HCS 455 Assignment Week 2 Key Players in Health Care Policy
Within the U.S. health care system there are a number of key players that influence the health care policy development process and ultimately help shape our health care policies.
Government (primarily federal and state governments) and interest groups like the American Medical Association, AARP, and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation can have a direct impact on the outcome of the type of health care we receive.
Patients (the largest consumers in the health care industry) are key players in the health care system, and the needs and wants of the public also drive the decisions made by health care decision-makers.
This assignment will help you better understand the role and influences of the key players in the health care policy development process.
Research the key players in the health care policy development process.
Select one of the key players at the government level (federal or state), a professional organization, or an interest group.
Write a 525- to 700-word paper that details the importance and impact this key player has on the policy development process. Your paper should include the following:
Identify the key player and their level in the policy development process.
Describe their role in the policy development process.
Describe why the key player identified is important in the policy development process.
Describe the impact the selected key player has on the policy development process.
Cite at least 2 reputable references. Reputable references include trade or industry publications; government or agency websites; scholarly works; your textbook, Health Policymaking in the United States (6th ed.); or other sources of similar quality.
Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.