LE002 Health care Policy

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LE002: Health Care Policy: Analyze the healthcare policy-making process for improving the health status of populations.

Assessment Rubric

Rubric Criteria

Needs Improvement

Meets Expectations

Exceeds Expectations Part 1: State Legalization of Medical Marijuana and the Policy-Making Process Learning Objective 1.1:

Apply the six-step policy process

Response does not apply, applies fewer than six steps, or inaccurately applies the six- step policy process. Response is not supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response accurately describes the problem, the agenda, the statement of need for policy formation, the policy that was adopted, how the policy was implemented, and how the policy was evaluated for effectiveness. Response is supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response demonstrates the same level of achievement as “Meets,” plus the following: Response draws a clear connection between the impacts of policy and policy formulation.

Rubric Criteria

Needs Improvement

Meets Expectations

Exceeds Expectations

Part 2: State Laws on Motorcycle Helmet Use Learning Objective 2.1: Describe the potential impact of laws on public health as they pertain to Michigan’s helmet laws.

Response does not describe or inaccurately describes the impact of Michigan’s helmet use laws on injury and health and safety of others. Response is not supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response accurately describes the two factors impacting Michigan’s helmet use laws on injury and the health and safety of others. Response describes the benefit to society for decreased death and significant injuries

Response demonstrates the same level of achievement as “Meets,” plus the following: Response describes three factors impacting Michigan’s helmet use laws on injury

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and includes a hypothesis regarding potential of reduced long-term care. Response is supported by references to relevant academic resources.

and the health and safety of others.

Learning Objective 2.2: Explain the need for public policy to protect individuals and bystanders from harm.

Response does not explain or partially explains the need for public policy to protect motorcyclists and bystanders from harm but contains logical fallacies or fails to provide evidence. Response is not supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response logically explains two reasons for why public policy is needed to protect motorcyclists and bystanders from harm. Response is supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response demonstrates the same level of achievement as “Meets,” plus the following: Response logically explains three reasons for why public policy is needed to protect motorcyclists and bystanders from harm.

Rubric Criteria Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations

Part 3: Policies on Mandatory HIV Testing and Counseling Learning Objective 3.1:

Describe the costs, benefits, and challenges of mandatory health testing and counseling.

Response does not describe, inaccurately or incompletely describes the costs related to HIV testing and HIV counseling. Response attempts to enumerate a benefit of HIV testing and counseling but description is inaccurate or incomplete; response

Response accurately describes the costs related to HIV testing and HIV counseling. Response clearly enumerates one benefit of HIV testing and counseling; response describes the problems associated with HIV testing and counseling and describes

Response demonstrates the same level of achievement as “Meets,” plus the following: Response thoroughly describes more than one cost and benefit to HIV testing and counseling.

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attempts to describe how HIV testing and counseling affects public health, but response is inaccurate. Response attempts to identify at least one barrier to the utilization of HIV testing but does not describe how it might be overcome. Response is not supported by references to relevant academic resources.

how HIV testing and counseling affect public health. Response thoroughly describes at least one barrier to the utilization of HIV testing and how it might be overcome. Response is supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response identifies both individual- and societal-level impacts of HIV testing and counseling on public health. Response offers more than one barrier to the utilization of HIV testing and potential solutions to overcome these obstacles.

Rubric Criteria Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations

Part 4: Policies on COVID Pandemic Learning Objective 4.1 Describe how policies in public health impact the health of citizens.

Response does not describe or only describes one policy that was put in place to protect the health of citizens from COVID-19 patients or provides policy descriptions that are unclear or incomplete. Response fails to describe the impact of these COVID-19 interventions on public health.

Response clearly describes two relevant policies that were put in place to protect public health from COVID-19 patients. Response thoroughly describes the impact of the policies on public health. Response is supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response demonstrates the same level of achievement as “Meets,” plus the following: Response clearly describes more than two relevant policies that were in place to protect public health from COVID-19 patients.

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Learning Objective 4.2 Justify policies designed to protect the public from infection.

Response does not provide, provides an illogical or unclear justification for policies designed to protect public health. Response is not supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response provides a logical justification for policies designed to protect public health. Response is supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response demonstrates the same level of achievement as “Meets,” plus the following: Response is written substantively and thoroughly related to these topics.

Rubric Criteria Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations

Part 5: Healthcare Policies: Advocacy and Civic Engagement Learning Objective 5.1:

Describe the role of advocacy and civic engagement in policy- making efforts.

Response does not describe, incompletely or unclearly describes the role of advocacy and civic engagement in policy efforts related to the issue selected. Response includes facts from only one side of any issue. Response is not supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response thoroughly describes the role that advocacy and civic engagement play in policy efforts related to the issue selected. Response includes the facts on both sides of each issue. Response is supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response demonstrates the same level of achievement as “Meets,” plus the following: Response is written substantively and thoroughly related to these topics.

Rubric Criteria Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations Part 6: Healthcare Policies: Special Interest Groups and Public Policy

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Learning Objective 6.1:

Describe how special interest groups affect public policy.

Response does not provide or provides a partial or incomplete description of how special interest groups affect public policy. Response provides an irrelevant or incomplete example of how special interest groups exert influence on public policy. Response is not supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response thoroughly describes how two special interest groups affect public policy. Response provides one specific example for each special interest group that illustrates how special interest groups affect public policy. Response is supported by references to relevant academic resources.

Response demonstrates the same level of achievement as “Meets,” plus the following: Response is written substantively and thoroughly related to these topics.