LEGISLATION GRID AND TESTIMONY/ADVOCACY STATEMENT ASSIGNMENT
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LEGISLATION GRID AND TESTIMONY/ADVOCACY STATEMENT
As a nurse, how often have you thought to yourself, If I had anything to do about it, things would work a little differently? Increasingly, nurses are beginning to realize that they do, in fact, have a role and a voice.
Many nurses encounter daily experiences that motivate them to take on an advocacy role in hopes of impacting policies, laws, or regulations that impact healthcare issues of interest. Of course, doing so means entering the less familiar world of policy and politics. While many nurses do not initially feel prepared to operate in this space effectively, the reward is the opportunity to shape and influence future health policy. LEGISLATION GRID AND TESTIMONY/ADVOCACY STATEMENT ASSIGNMENT
Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.
- Select a bill that has been proposed (not one that has been enacted) using the congressional websites provided in the Learning Resources.
The Assignment: (1- to 2-page Legislation Grid; 1-page Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement)
Be sure to add a title page, an introduction, purpose statement, and a conclusion. This is an APA paper.
Part 1: Legislation Grid
Based on the health-related bill (proposed, not enacted) you selected, complete the Legislation Grid Template. Be sure to address the following:
- Determine the legislative intent of the bill you have reviewed.
- Identify the proponents/opponents of the bill.
- Identify the target populations addressed by the bill.
- Where in the process is the bill currently? Is it in hearings or committees?
Part 2: Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement
Based on the health-related bill you selected, develop a 1-page Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement that addresses the following:
- Advocate a position for the bill you selected and write testimony in support of your position.
- Explain how the social determinants of income, age, education, or gender affect this legislation.
- Describe how you would address the opponent to your position. Be specific and provide examples.
- At least 2 outside resources and 2-3 course specific resources are used. LEGISLATION GRID AND TESTIMONY/ADVOCACY STATEMENT ASSIGNMENT
BY DAY 7 OF WEEK 4
Submit your completed legislation grid and testimony/advocacy statement.
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Required readings /template/ PDF
- Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide(6th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
- Chapter 3, “Government Response: Legislation” (pp. 37–56)
- Chapter 10, “Overview: The Economics and Finance of Health Care” (pp. 180–183 only)
- govLinks to an external site.. (n.d.). Retrieved September 20, 2018, from https://www.congress.gov/
- Taylor, D., Olshansky, E., Fugate-Woods, N., Johnson-Mallard, V., Safriet, B. J., & Hagan, T. (2017). Corrigendum to position statement: Political interference in sexual and reproductive health research and health professional education. Nursing Outlook, 65(2), 346–350Links to an external site..
- United States House of RepresentativesLinks to an external site.. (n.d.). Retrieved September 20, 2018, from https://www.house.gov/
- United States SenateLinks to an external site.. (n.d.). Retrieved September 20, 2018, from https://www.senate.gov/
- United States Senate. (n.d.). Senate organization chart for the 117th CongressLinks to an external site.. https://www.senate.gov/reference/org_chart.htm
- Document: Legislation Grid Template (Word document)
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFederal and State LegislationPart 1: Legislation GridBased on the health- related bill you selected, complete the Legislation Grid Template. Be sure to address the following:• Determine the legislative intent of the bill you have reviewed.• Identify the proponents/opponents of the bill.• Identify the target populations addressed by the bill.• Where in the process is the bill currently? Is it in hearings or committees?||
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 2: Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement• Advocate a position for the bill you selected and write testimony in support of your position.• Explain how the social determinants of income, age, education, or gender affect this legislation.• Describe how you would address the opponent to your position. Be specific and provide examples.||
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReferences||
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting—Paragraph Development and OrganizationParagraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, low logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas.Sentences are carefully focused– neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria.||
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting: English Writing StandardsCorrect grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation.||
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting: The paper follows correct APA format for title page, font, spacing, indentations, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.||
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” —Walt Disney
Avoiding plagiarism is one of your most important jobs as a writer. For any work in this course you must always cite your sources using in-text citations and a reference list regardless of whether you are creating a table/grid, fact sheet, testimony, statement, presentation, discussion, paper, etc., to avoid plagiarism.
To accurately cite your sources, use these guidelines:
- No citation and no quotation marks imply the sentence contains your own ideas and wording. If you observed that chocolate is better than hard candy, and this is not based on someone else’s data, you would write, with no citation:
Chocolate is better than hard candy.
- A citation with no quotation marks implies the ideas came from a second source, but the wording belongs to you. If you read about Hershey’s promotion in a book by Johnny Depp, but you did not use Depp’s wording, you would write:
Hershey’s decided to promote its chocolate using product placement (Depp, 2004).
- A citation, page number, and quotation marks imply both the ideas and wording came from a second source. If Depp’s wording was so perfect that you don’t want to change it, write:
“The use of Hershey’s chocolate in the movie Chocolate caused a 58% rise in profits in 2000” (Depp, 2004, p. 28).
Be sure to use citations to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism information can be found in Course Information or the Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook. Be sure to use a Safe Assign draft prior to submitting your assignments. The citation and reference documents in Doc Sharing will help. At least 2-3 course resources are required. Course resources can be found in the syllabus under bibliography, in the Resource section on the blackboard, and in the weekly lessons. Be sure to read the announcements and your Walden email. The first assignment is always the most challenging. As always, let me know if you have questions. LEGISLATION GRID AND TESTIMONY/ADVOCACY STATEMENT ASSIGNMENT
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Part 2, Section 1: Writing Sample: The Connection Between Academic and Professional Integrity
Using the Academic and Professional Success Development Template you began in Module 1, write a 2- to 3-paragraph analysis that includes the following:
- Explanation for the relationship between academic integrity and writing
- Explanation for the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics
- Cite at least two resources that support your arguments, being sure to use proper APA formatting.
- Use Grammarly and Turnitin to improve the product.
- Explain how Grammarly, Turnitin, and paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity.
Part 2, Section 2: Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work
Expand on your thoughts from Section 1 by identifying and describing strategies you intend to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of your:
- academic work as a student of the MSN program and
- professional work as a nurse throughout your career. Include a review of resources and approaches you propose to use as a student and a professional.
Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Module 1 Assignment, which was built from the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.
An Advocacy Campaign for Decreasing Teen Tobacco Use
First Name Last Name
Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health
An Advocacy Campaign for Decreasing Teen Tobacco Use
Do NOT include an abstract. Indent paragraphs ½ inch. Be sure to include the purpose statement in the introduction. The purpose statement must be clear, such as, “The purpose of this paper is to present teen tobacco use as a population health problem and discuss why the legal age to purchase tobacco products should be 21 years old. The paper will also present a grid with a tobacco bill. The reader should know what to expect in the paper from reading the purpose statement.
This should be an introduction to the problem. Facts are needed.
Tobacco use is primarily started during adolescence age. Over 3,200 children and 2,100 teens become new smokers, and 30% of that adolescent will become addicted to tobacco (Knickman & Kovner, 2015). About 18% of high school students smoke a cigarette, and over 8 million adolescent young males reported the use of smokeless tobacco (American Cancer Society, 2012). Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States (CDC, 2016). Smoking of tobacco causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, and reproductive effects like low birth weight. The economic impact of tobacco use and smoking-related illness in the United States costs more than $300 billion each year (CDC, 2016).
Legislation Comparison Grid Template
Use this document to complete Part 1 of the Module 2 Assessment Legislation Comparison Grid and Testimony/Advocacy Statement
|Health-related Bill Name||Choose a Senate or House bill.
|Bill Number||Do not choose a House Resolution.|
|Federal or State?|
|Legislative Intent||What is the bill trying to accomplish? What will the bill do that interests you? What is the ultimate goal of the bill?|
|Proponents/ Opponents||Proponents: These may not be names. A tobacco bill will have health organizations as proponents.
|Opponents: The tobacco bill will have big tobacco companies as opponents.
Bills that are not expected to pass do not usually have an opposition.
Children, adults, all Americans, people who use tobacco
|Status of the bill (Is it in hearings or committees?||
The Legal Age to Use Tobacco Products should be 21 Years Old (Position)
Be sure to use at least 2-3 course resources and 2 outside resources in this section. At least three sentences are needed for a paragraph. See the MEAL plan in Doc Sharing. https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/c.php?g=465757&p=5398053 Advocate a position for the bill you selected and write testimony in support of your position. Explain how the social determinants of income, age, education, or gender affect this legislation.
Opponents are concerned about loss of business. Even if opponents were not identified, there will be some who are concerned if the bill has a cost. Helping one group of people may cause problems in another group of people. LEGISLATION GRID AND TESTIMONY/ADVOCACY STATEMENT ASSIGNMENT
Be sure to add a short conclusion. This is an APA paper.
The title above the first paragraph must be exactly the same as the one on the title page. APA does not use Introduction as a heading. Personal pronouns, like we, you, he, she, are not used in APA. An occasional I statement is accepted. Do not add extra spaces between sections. See APA for level one headings. Contractions are not used in APA. The entire paper should be double-spaced, and written in Times New Roman, 12 font. That includes the references. To create double spacing, highlight and push CTRL 2.
American Cancer Society (2012). Smokeless tobacco. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercause/tobaccocancer/smokeless-tobacco American American Heart Association (2015). Building a Tobacco-Free Nation. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Advocate/IssuesandCampaigns/Prevention/Building- a-Tobacco-Free-Nation_UCM_311388_Article.jsp#
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (2016). Who we are. http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/
Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Taylor, D., Olshansky, E., Fugate-Woods, N., Johnson-Mallard, V., Safriet, B. J., & Hagan, T. (2017). Corrigendum to position statement: Political interference in sexual and reproductive health research and health professional education. Nursing Outlook, 65(2), 346–350. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2017.05.003
See resources on the left side of the Blackboard. Hanging indents must be used, and created by highlighting the section, and pushing CTRL T.