Topic: Veterans may suffer from service-related injuries, both physical and mental health are concerns for the VA.
Assignment #1 Title:
Provide the title of the topic you selected/Instructor approved
Describe and provide details about the health problem.
Indicate in detail:
-Who is most impacted by this health problem? Include relevant statistics (incidence, mortality, morbidity, etc);
-This section must include how the problem impacts:
2. health provider professionals,
3. health organizations,
4. healthcare insurers and payers,
-Note the human and financial costs for the healthcare system.
Healthy People 2020:
Summarize the health problem as recognized by Healthy People 2020’s goals for the nation.
-Include a discussion on the which social determinants of health impacts the health issue you selected.
-Does another governmental agency or public health organization describe the problem? If so, provide details on how this agency/organization describes the problem.
-If HP2020 does not discuss the health problem you selected, describe why you believe this issue was excluded from HP2020.
Official Title and Citation of the Legislation:
Research policy websites. What policy is associated with the public health problem you selected?
Indicate the government’s response to the health problem you selected by including the exact title of the legislation in this section.
Describe the public policy response:
Describe the scope of the legislation and the anticipated impact on the chosen health issue in the population.
To date, provide a few sentences that describe the status of your topic in the policymaking cycle.
Policy and SDH
Does the policy address, facilitate or hinder access to the social determinants of health?
In your findings, would you say the health policy adequately addresses the health problem you identified? Why or Why not? Be specific.
What (policy) resources would a health organization use to check for updates on this policy?