Health Policy Letter

Imagine you are a stakeholder for a non-profit health care organization. As a leader you are responsible for modeling ethical behavior, and you have the ability to encourage patient safety initiatives.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word letter to your legislator that promotes a health policy that supports patient safety. Your policy could include safety issues such as and hand hygiene or medication administration.

Include the following in your letter:

·         Explain the health policy you are proposing and its purpose.

o    Explain why action is needed.

o    Explain what course of action is recommended.

o    Explain why this health policy change is important.

·         Explain essential points that explain how this issue has evolved or become a concern. (Include references to support your points and explanation.)

o    Explain who will be affected by this policy.

·         Analyze the responsibilities of the organization's leadership.

o    Analyze the impact this policy will have on resources.

o    Describe if individuals meet licensing board requirements (if any).

o    Analyze the impact of not following ethical standards.

·         Analyze the responsibility of professional licensing boards as it applies to patient safety.

Format your references page according to APA guidelines.

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