Policy Analysis, Advocacy, and Policy-Making

The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your ability to engage in policy analysis, advocacy, and policy-making. Course Objectives CO 2:

Use critical-thinking skills to integrate multiple sources of knowledge, data, and research to analyze social welfare policies. CO 3:

CO 3: Apply policy practice skills, in concert with clients and colleagues, to advance social policies which support and enhance social, economic, and environmental justice.

CO 5: Analyze how individual differences and diversity impact the perception and analysis of social welfare policies.

Total Points: 300

Due Date Please see the due dates below. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment. Deliverables You are to submit your written paper for grading. Requirements and Guidelines Position Paper: Submit a three- to five-page paper that compares health care coverage for elderly Americans to that of another country.

  • What are the advantages or disadvantages to how our health care system serves its older citizens compared to the country you have chosen?
  • Which system would you change and why?
  • What would you recommend to improve it?

This assignment is worth 300 points and will be graded on the use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.

Create your exercise using Microsoft Word (a part of Microsoft Office), which is the required format for all Chamberlain College documents. You can tell that the document is saved as an MS Word document because it will end in “.docx” Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about your assignment may be posted under the Q & A Forum.

The length of the exercise is to be no less than four pages and no greater than six pages excluding title page and reference pages. APA format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headings (upper and lower case, centered, boldface):

Note: Introduction – Write an introduction but do not use “Introduction” as a heading in accordance with the rules put forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010, p. 63). Grading Criteria See the detailed directions and grading criteria in the table below. Category Points Description Evidence of knowledge of the social issue. 80.

Demonstrate knowledge and use of concepts of the healthcare system in the United States and the selected country. Evidence of knowledge of the population 80. Demonstrate knowledge and use of the health needs of older adults Integration of social work values 40 Apply social work values to the problem and/or population and how they may differ from policymakers or other stakeholders.

Integration of scholarly references 30 Demonstrate knowledge and use of concepts learned from relevant academic and professional source materials. Only scholarly sources, i.e., peer-reviewed publications, and government reports, should be used in this paper. Adherence to assignment instructions 30 Student follows all assignment prompts and instructions.

Clarity of Writing 30 Narrative must be well organized with minimal grammatical and/or spelling or punctuation errors. Must adhere to a scholarly and professional writing style. APA Style 10 Paper formatting and reference citations must adhere to the guidelines provided by the American Psychological Association.

Total 300 A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements. Rubric Position Paper Grading Rubric Position Paper Grading Rubric Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Evidence of knowledge of the social issue 80.0 pts Highest Level of performance Provides an excellent explanation of the health care system in the US and chosen country. 71.0 pts Very Good or High Level of Performance Provides a good explanation of the health care system in the US and chosen country.

62.0 pts Acceptable Level of Performance Provides a minimal explanation of the health care system in the US and chosen country. 55.0 pts Failing Level of Performance Provides an inadequate or no explanation of the health care system in the US and chosen country. 80.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Evidence of knowledge of the population 80.0 pts Highest Level of performance Provides an excellent explanation of health care needs of older adults. 71.0 pts.

Very Good or High Level of Performance Provides a good explanation of the health care needs of older adults. 62.0 pts Acceptable Level of Performance Provides a minimal explanation of the health care needs of older adults. 55.0 pts Failing Level of Performance Provides an inadequate or no explanation of health care needs of older adults. 80.0 pts.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Social Work Values 40.0 pts Highest Level of performance Excellent explanation of social work values and how they align and/or contradict with values of the affected population and stakeholders. 35.0 pts Very Good or High Level of Performance Good explanation of social work values and how they align and/or contradict with the values of the affected population and stakeholders.

31.0 pts Acceptable Level of Performance Incomplete explanation of social work values and how they align and/or contradict with the values of the affected population and stakeholders. 27.0 pts Failing Level of Performance Poor or no explanation of social work values and how they align and/or contradict with the values of the affected population and stakeholders. 40.0 pts.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Integration of scholarly references 30.0 pts Highest Level of performance Clear evidence of utilizing a variety of references from peer-reviewed publications. Shows evidence of having read, reflected on, and applied course readings. 26.0 pts Very Good or High Level of Performance Some evidence of utilizing a variety of references from peer-reviewed publications.

23.0 pts Acceptable Level of Performance Minimal evidence of utilizing a variety of references from peer-reviewed publications. 20.0 pts Failing Level of Performance No evidence of utilizing a variety of references from peer reviewed publications. 30.0 pts.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Adherence to assignment instructions 30.0 pts Highest Level of performance Excels in response to the assignment prompts.  Demonstrates ability to incorporate content from required and class discussions 26.0 pts Very Good or High Level of Performance Responds appropriately to  most assignment prompts.

Demonstrates ability to incorporate content from required and class discussions 23.0 pts Acceptable Level of Performance Responds inconsistently to  most assignment prompts, and does not always incorporate content from required and class discussions 20.0 pts Failing Level of Performance.

Responds poorly or does not adhere to  assignment prompts.  Demonstrates poor or no ability to incorporate content from required and class discussions. 30.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Clarity of Writing 30.0 pts Highest Level of performance.

Excellent use of standard English showing original thought. No spelling or grammar errors. Well organized with a proper flow of meaning. 26.0 pts Very Good or High Level of Performance Good evidence of own expression and competent use of language. No more than three spelling or grammar errors.

Well-organized thoughts and concepts. 23.0 pts Acceptable Level of Performance Some evidence of own expression and competent use of language. Four or more spelling or grammar errors. Inconsistencies in thoughts and concepts. 20.0 pts Failing Level of Performance Language needs significant development.

Numerous spelling and/or grammar errors; fails to have organized thoughts and concepts. 30.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome APA Style 10.0 pts Highest Level of performance APA format correct with no more than 1-2 minor errors. 8.0 pts.

Very Good or High Level of Performance 3-5 errors in APA format and/or 1-2 citations are missing. 6.0 pts Acceptable Level of Performance APA formatting contains multiple errors and/or several citations are missing. 4.0 pts Failing Level of Performance APA formatting is not present and citations are not included. 10.0 pts Total Points: 300.0

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