Select a current health policy problem. Use news articles, journal articles, your textbook, and other sources to find a policy problem that interests you. Decide which problem you want to resolve. Make a selection that REALLY interests you. Select a topic that lends itself to compromise and alternative solutions. Controversy is required because everyone must “take a position” on a subject that has at least one opposing view, and room for advocacy.
You can study a current or proposed piece of legislation, guideline, regulation, or bylaw. Do not focus on a “procedure”. Keep in mind that some issues vary within different states. (For an example, some states recognize living wills and others do not.) Therefore, avoid a national mandate … or be VERY careful to choose a manageable federal issue. Keep it simple. Do not include too many elements or variables.
Answer the following questions to begin development of your PPP:
1. Who is your client?
- Important Note: Be specific … do NOT select a large generic population or group. In most cases, your client will be a relevant nonprofit agency or special interest group. Identify and briefly describe your choice.
- Briefly explain the reason for your choice.
2. Write a Problem Statement.
- This must be in the form of a question.
- The Problem Statement is dependent on the point of view of the client.
- Write a manageable problem statement that is clearly phrased and as brief as possible. Limit your focus and keep it simple.
- 3. Please use references