Assistance research document

Writing Topic: A growing pool of patients are unable to read and write in the English language. Language is a barrier to effective care delivery as well as patient compliance.

Prepare a summary document using the required format and resource:

The table should be single spaced and total no more than 2.5 pages in 11 to 12 point font. Except in the case of titles, use complete sentences, i.e. write using narrative format. Include a cover page and a list of references in APA Format. 

Student Name:

Type your name here.

Assignment #1 Title:

Provide a short name for the health problem and the short name of the federal legislation.

Health Problem:

Describe and provide details about the health problem.  Indicate in detail who is most impacted by this health problem. This section must include how the problem impacts patients, health provider professionals, health organizations, and government. Note the human and financial costs. Use in-text citations for all statistical references. 

Health People 2020:

Summarize the health problem as recognized by Health People 2020.  Note how the health problem you identified fits within the HP2020 framework. Use in-text citations as needed. Does another governmental document identify and describe the problem? If so, indicate the source. Hypothesize about why this specific societal health problem might have been excluded from HP2020. 

Official Title and Citation of the Legislation:

Indicate the government’s response to the health problem you selected.  Select one piece of legislation or public policy.  In this section include the Bill Number or the citation from the statute with the section.

Describe the public policy response:

Describe the scope of the legislation and the anticipated impact.


As of the date of submission, what is the status of the legislation in the health policy cycle?


In your findings, would you say the health policy adequately addresses the health problem you identified?

Resources for Updates:

What resource would a health organization use to check for updates on this policy?

All sections of Assignment are required.


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