Benchmark – Policy Brief

Start Date & Time


Dec 5, 2022, 12:00 AM


Due Date & Time


Dec 11, 2022, 11:59 PM




View Rubric

Assessment Traits


Requires Lopeswrite

Assessment Description

The purpose of this assignment is to discuss the impact of an environmental public health issue and make recommendations for policy change.


Research public health issues located on the American Public Health Association (APHA) website, found in the topic Resources. Select a public health issue related to an environmental issue within the U.S. health care delivery system and examine its effect on a specific population.


Based on the public health issue selected, in 750-1,000 words address the following:


Describe the public health issue. Include the following information: (a) what population is affected, (b) at what level does it occur (local, state, or national), and (c) evidence about the issue supported by resources.

Discuss how the public health issue is addressed by the current policies.    

Include what changes you would propose to the existing policies. Describe what steps are required to initiate policy change.

Identify the necessary stakeholders required to initiate policy change (government officials, administrator) and explain the importance of their role, such as budgeting or funding.

Discuss the impact on the health care delivery system.  

Include three peer-reviewed sources and two other sources to support the policy brief.


Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.


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


You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Resources if you need assistance.


Benchmark Information


This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:




2.4: Participate in health care policy development to influence nursing practice and health care.



Topic 1 Participation




Want to Write for Us?

Ullamcorper enim, aliquam leo morbi lorem tincidunt risus. Magna aenean tellus nulla morbi arcu quis.
Suscipit ornare quis scelerisque sed felis vel pharetra nisl. Elit elementum hendrerit leo.

Today’s Special

GET 15%


* Terms & Conditions apply