Public Health Policy Evaluation. Once a policy is introduced, it should be routinely reviewed to ensure that the goals of the policy are being met. As a public health professional, that is one of your tasks. Select a public health policy in your community and evaluate it. Some examples might be mask mandates for COVID-19 prevention, mandated reporting of select diseases, or implemented environmental policies to increase physical activity.
Carefully consider what could be done to improve your chosen policy to make it more effective. In a one-page Word document, write a memo to your local leadership (city or county government)(Chicago/ Cook county) that includes the following: Evaluation of the policy, including description, strengths, weaknesses, and specific issues associated with the policy Recommendation for improvement of the policy A call to action with next steps for implementing the recommendations. Use data to support your evaluation. Cite and reference your resources in APA format.
The quotes should be complete sentences (no more, less) and should be incorporate-d in your essay to illustrate your ideas. Please, cite your sources in a clickable reference list at the end. Also, do not copy without providing proper attribution (quotation marks and in-line citations). Also, write an essay format, not in bullet form, numbering, or another list format. It would be best if you use your own words. Lastly, proofread your work and run it through Grammarly for thorough confirmation.