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Expectations Problems, Solutions, and Political Circumstances will be discussed in detail.Pros, Cons, Proponents, Opponents will be discussed in detail.Supporting Data, Statistics, Interest Groups, Lobbying efforts, etc. will be easily identified and discussed in detail.Please provide graphs and charts as necessary, but do not provide full pages of copied graphs and charts as the bulk of, and part of the required minimum page length.This is considered supporting documentation.You will be graded on substance (Analysis, Research, Supporting Qualitative Data, and Explanation).The reader should not have to spend time trying to figure out what you’re talking about
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Final Instructions
Agenda Setting
Introduction
According to your textbook, Introduction to Health Policy, “Agenda setting refers to the selection of
a health problem as a policy target.” In other words, the health problems or health issues that
lead to legislation are those that affect the general population. However, before any legislative
action can be taken, the health issue or health problem needs to make it’s presence on the policy
agenda. The health issues or health problems need to garner enough attention and support that
law makers are interested in taking the steps necessary to address the problem through legislation
(i.e., The Affordable Care Act, which was designed to ensure that all Americans have access to
adequate health insurance.). What got this started? Well, think about it. Someone apparently
thought that, not only was healthcare expensive, but access to healthcare in general was a
problem. So, who is affected by this? It affects the “general population;” but before the
Affordable Care Act even got noticed, it had to make its way on the policy agenda.
Instructions
Think of a health issue or health problem you feel affects the general population. You want to
gain the attention of law makers, in hopes of garnering the interest and support needed to have the
problem addressed in the form of public law.
Imagine you need to get your health issue / health problem on the policy agenda. In this effort,
you are putting together a document that provides detailed information regarding your health
issue / health problem. Those reviewing this document are the one’s you need to convince in order
to get this on the agenda.
Best Approach
Refer to the PowerPoint titled “Policy Formulation Phase_Agenda Setting Outline.” The
PowerPoint is designed to provide you with a “blue-print” of what you should focus on, and what
you need to include. For example, the PowerPoint refers to “Stage 1,” which means you are to
“Identify & Define the Problems” “Identify Possible Solutions” and so on. You can identify this
stage as a topic heading in the paper, then discuss. Next, you move on to the information in the
next Stage, and so on.
Format
1. Cover page (Title, Name of Course; Course Number; Student’s Name; Professor’s name).
2. One inch margins and Double Spaced.
3. Font size and Font Style: 12 point font – Times New Roman.
4. Page Length: 8 Page minimum (this does not include the cover page or the bibliography).
5. Adhere to APA style of formatting details and citations.
6. Bibliography page.
Expectations
1. Problems, Solutions, and Political Circumstances will be discussed in detail.
2. Pros, Cons, Proponents, Opponents will be discussed in detail.
3. Supporting Data, Statistics, Interest Groups, Lobbying efforts, etc. will be easily identified and
discussed in detail.
4. Please provide graphs and charts as necessary, but do not provide full pages of copied graphs
and charts as the bulk of, and part of the required minimum page length. This is considered
supporting documentation. You will be graded on substance (Analysis, Research, Supporting
Qualitative Data, and Explanation).
5. The reader should not have to spend time trying to figure out what you’re talking about
Policy Formulation Phase
How to Approach The Final Product
Agenda Setting
Current health policies in the form of
public laws, such as those pertaining to
environmental protection, licensure of
health-related practitioners and
organizations, funding for AIDS research
or for women’s health, and regulation of
managed care plans, exist because these
problems or issues emerged from agenda
setting and triggered changes in policy in
the form of changes in Public Law.
Agenda Setting
In some cases the problems can lead
to a new law, an amendment to
current law, or creation of a program.
Agenda Setting
“A Conceptual Model”

Identify & Define the Problems.

Identify Possible Solutions.

Describe & Evaluate The Political Circumstances
and Consequences.

Evaluate The Solutions (how and why will each
solution work?)
Final: The First Stage – Identify The
First Two Areas
The Objective in this stage is to clarify what
the problem is about, why it exists, who
it affects, and Identify possible solutions.

Identify & Define the Problems

Identify Possible Solutions

Start evaluating here; this leads into the
second stage.
Identify & Define the Problems

In initiating the Political Agenda setting,
this can be seen as the range of possible
public policies that have the potential to
affect the pursuit of health.
Identify & Define the Problems


What are the goals of your policy?
Determine the goals of your problem.
Describe the scope and magnitude of your
problems. The objective is to delineate
the boundaries of the problem: i.e., the
geographic location, the time and place
the problem has existed, the historical
events that have shaped it, the number of
people it has affected, etc.
Identify Possible Solutions
This second variable in agenda
setting is the existence of possible
solutions to problems.

You will need to identify possible solutions
to the problems. There may be several
solutions. You need several solutions in the
event a few are not considered.
Keep The Determinants in Mind
Previous chapters discussed health as a
function of several determinants: the
physical environments in which people
live and work; their behaviors and
biology; social factors; and the type,
quality, and timing of health services
that they receive.
Keep The Preferences in Mind
Consider the preferences of individuals,
organizations, and interest groups as well
as the biological, cultural, demographic,
ecological, economic, ethical, legal,
psychological, social, and technological
aspects of American life.
Final: The Second Stage: Describe & Evaluate
The Political Circumstances and Consequences.
Evaluate Your Solutions:
◼ Who would be against your solutions?
◼ Who would be for your solutions?
◼ Are certain agencies, businesses, a certain demographics,
etc. affected by your solutions?
◼ What developed agencies and/or departments will you
engage?
◼ Who are the stakeholders? Who are the potential
opponents and proponents?
In other words, who will be affected by
these problems? Who will most likely be
for or against the problem, and why?
The Second Stage: Describe & Evaluate
The Political Circumstances and
Consequences.


Are there any political circumstances
surrounding your problems and/or solutions?
◼ What do you need to get this through?
◼ Who do you need to get this through?
(interest groups, president, senators?)
Are there any political consequences to your
problems and/or solutions?
◼ Who stands to gain?
◼ Who stands not to gain?
◼ Does it really make a difference?

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