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Government Agencies And Health Policy Research Paper

Government Agencies and Health Policy Research Paper

 

Research a federal agency within the U.S. federal government. Consider the complexity of the issues that decision-makers at this agency must consider.

 

Write a research paper of 1,200-1500 words addressing the following:

  1. Describe the function, mission and scope (work) of the federal agency you have selected.
  2. Discuss the types of issues this agency addresses.
  3. Describe the impact this agency has on health care policy and delivery.
  4. Identify at least one current initiative the agency considers a priority.
  5. Provide a summary of the initiative.
  6. Describe how and why a health policy analyst needs to consider policy problems using political and legal analysis.

A minimum of three scholarly sources must be cited.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide located in the Student



Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

 

 

 

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Description of how and why a health policy analyst needs to consider policy problems using political and legal analysis meet the basic assignment requirements as described in the assignment instructions.


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Thesis and or main claim are insufficiently developed and or vague, purpose is not clear.


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Unsatisfactory
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Less than Satisfactory
65.00%

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Satisfactory
75.00%

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Good
85.00%

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Excellent
100.00%

80.0 %Content

 

16.0 %Describes Function, Mission, and Scope of Work of Selected



Federal Agency

No description of function, mission, and scope of work of selected federal agency is offered.

Description of function, mission, and scope of work of selected federal agency is offered but is incomplete, missing relevant information.

Description of function, mission, and scope of work of selected federal agency meets the basic assignment requirements as described in the assignment instructions.

Description of function, mission, and scope of work of selected federal agency is offered in a detailed manner.

Description of function, mission, and scope of work of selected federal agency is offered in a detailed manner, while demonstrating insightful understanding.

 

16.0 %Discussion on Issues Addressed by Agency

Discussion on issues



addressed by agency is not offered.

Discussion on issues addressed by agency is offered but is incomplete, missing relevant information.

Discussion on issues addressed by agency meets the basic assignment requirements as described in the assignment instructions.

Discussion on issues addressed by agency is offered in a detailed manner.

Discussion on issues addressed by agency is offered in a detailed manner, while demonstrating insightful understanding.

 

16.0 %Agency's Impact on the Health Care Policy and Delivery

Agency's impact on the health care policy and delivery is not offered.

Agency's impact on the health care policy and delivery is offered but is incomplete, missing relevant information.

Agency's



impact on the health care policy and delivery meets the basic assignment requirements as described in the assignment instructions.

Agency's impact on the health care policy and delivery is offered in a detailed manner.

Agency's impact on the health care policy and delivery is offered in a detailed manner, while demonstrating insightful understanding.

 

16.0 %Identification and Summary of a Current Initiative Considered an Agency Priority

Identification and summary of a current initiative considered an agency priority are not offered.

Identification and summary of a current initiative considered an agency priority are offered but is incomplete, missing relevant information.

Identification and summary of a current initiative considered an agency priority meet the basic



assignment requirements as described in the assignment instructions.

Identification and summary of a current initiative considered an agency priority are offered in a detailed manner.

Identification and summary of a current initiative considered an agency priority are offered in a detailed manner, while demonstrating insightful understanding.

 

16.0 %Describes How and Why a Health Policy Analyst Needs to Consider Policy Problems Using Political and Legal Analysis

Description of how and why a health policy analyst needs to consider policy problems using political and legal analysis is not offered.

Description of how and why a health policy analyst needs to consider policy problems using political and legal analysis is offered but is incomplete, missing relevant information.

Description of how and why a health policy analyst needs to consider policy problems using political and legal analysis is offered in a detailed manner.

Description of how and why a health policy analyst needs to consider policy problems using political and legal analysis is offered in a detailed manner, while demonstrating insightful understanding.

 

17.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

 

6.0 %Paper Development and Purpose

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Thesis and or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.

Thesis and or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

Thesis and or main claim are comprehensive, contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

 

17.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

 

6.0 %Paragraph Development and Transitions

Paragraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs are established. Transitions



are inappropriate to purpose and scope. Organization is disjointed.

Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression of ideas, unity, coherence, and or cohesiveness. Some degree of organization is evident.

Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and or in their relationships to each other.

A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Topic sentences and concluding remarks are appropriate to purpose.

There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless.

 

17.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use)

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice, sentence structure, and or word choice are present.

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic



English.

 

3.0 %Format

 

1.0 %Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

GCU template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

GCU template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken, lack of control with formatting is apparent.

GCU template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

GCU template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

All format elements are correct.

 

2.0 %Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and



formatting, as appropriate to assignment)

No reference page is included. No citations are used.

Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.

Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.

Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and GCU style is usually correct.

In-text citations and a reference page are complete. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.

 

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