This assignment will be a continuation of the Module 3 Global Health Project. Fe

This assignment will be a continuation of the Module 3 Global Health Project. Feel free to continue using those resources in your previous assignments.
Policy Paper will focus on a vulnerable population focused (public) health policy recommendation or recommendation for change. The purpose is of this assignment is to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of vulnerability, policies affecting vulnerable populations, and policy development on a global level. It builds on the global health project.
Develop a (public) health policy or describe a health (public) policy recommendation for change affecting a vulnerable population on a country or smaller level.
Decide on a vulnerable population, its geographic boundaries (country or smaller outside the United States) and the health or public health issue of concern.
Evaluate health policy/policies or public health policy related to it or missing.
Provide a short need assessment for change including if available epidemiological support data, cultural factors/social norms etc.. What is the magnitude of the problem? Who are the most affected?
Who are the stakeholders, decision makers, influential people involved?
Recommendation for change of policy or if missing, development of new policy.
What would be the cost-benefit in short-term and long-term? Who would benefit, who would benefit the most?
Plan of action to implement recommended policy change.
Proposed implementation plan for policy change (include how to involve and communicate with stakeholders, overview of timeline).
What will be the expected outcomes? How will this be evaluated/measured?
APA format, 5 – 7 pages not counting title page, references or appendices.
Module 4: Readings & Resources
These readings and the following presentations will help you in achieving the learning outcomes for this module.
Stanhope &Lancaster, Chapters5 & 8 (9th) or 9(10th)
Friberg & Creasia (6th ed.), Chapter 6 & 7
Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally. (Links to an external site.) A WHO report from July 5, 2018.
Health Economics by RAND Corporation (Links to an external site.)
Cultivating Constituencies:
The Story of the East Harlem Nursing and Health Services, 1928-1941.
Shaping Public Health Nursing Practice: A Policy Development Toolkit, a Linking Education a (Links to an external site.)nd Practice for Excellence in Public Health Nursing Project (Links to an external site.). It demonstrates policy development related to public health and school nursing. It provides examples for policies regarding pediculosis captitis in Wisconsin’s schools.
National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014 – 2020 (Links to an external site.) This is a great example of strategic planning and policy development.
APHA Resources for Public Health Policy (Links to an external site.)
WHO: Cost-effectiveness analysis for health interventions (Links to an external site.)
Economics and Global Health (Links to an external site.) a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation presentation by Kevin Chan, MD, University of Toronto (14 minutes).
lecture by Benjamin Armbruster, PhD, showcases an example of cost-benefit analysis for HIV prevention in Africa. This is how WHO and World Bank consider which prevention strategies provide the best outcomes for the money invested.
Optional Readings and Resources
Cornerstone Documents, Milestones, and Policies: Shaping the direction of Public Health Nursing 1890-1950. (Links to an external site.)
The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care (Links to an external site.) is a great source on how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States.
The Health Policy Project (Links to an external site.), here with a focus on Kenya (Links to an external site.) provides great examples how policy development works on a global level.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Guidelines for Benefit-Cost Analysis (Links to an external site.)
Benefit-Cost Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Methods and Case Studies