Use 12 Pt Times Gch 205 George Mason University P

Use 12 Pt Times Gch 205 George Mason University P

Use 12 Pt Times Gch 205 George Mason University P

Assignment Instructions

Policy brief

Page Limit & Formatting: 3.5-4 typed, double-spaced pages with 1” margins on all sides. The works cited page doesn’t count towards the 4 page limit. Use 12 pt Times New Roman Font. If your assignment is more than 4 pages long only the first four pages will be read and graded. If you submit a PDF I will return it to you and count it as late until you submit a version in Word.

Citations: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and include a works cited page in APA style.

You are a policy advisor to the president of a low or middle income country. You have been asked to prepare a policy brief for the president about a health issue of your choice. This policy brief should be short enough that you can share it with the president in the car on the way to her next meeting (i.e. about 4 double spaced pages long).

Your paper must include the following components:

  • Abstract
  • Background of the problem.
  • Impact of the problem. What are the economic and social consequences?
  • Recommendation for the president
  • Provide a brief summary of your entire policy brief. If the president doesn’t have time to read the whole brief this should summarize it for her.
  • What is the nature and magnitude of the problem?
  • Who is affected by it?
  • What are the risk factors for the problem?

Answer the following:

  • What priority steps do you recommend be taken to address the problem?
  • What is your rationale for these recommendations (explain why)?Note that your recommendations should be based on evidence from other countries, the WHO, etc.

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Abstract

The abstract is not a well presented summary of the entire policy brief

The abstract is a somewhat well presented summary of the entire policy brief

The abstract is a mostly well presented summary of the entire policy brief

The abstract is a well presented summary of the entire policy brief

Background

The background does not clearly and fully presents the scope of the problem using information from relevant sources

The background somewhat clearly and fully presents the scope of the problem using information from relevant sources

The background mostly clearly and fully presents the scope of the problem using information from relevant sources

The background clearly and fully presents the scope of the problem using information from relevant sources

Impact

The impact of the problem is not clearly and fully presented and is well supported using information from relevant sources

The impact of the problem is somewhat clearly and fully presented and is well supported using information from relevant sources

The impact of the problem is mostly clearly and fully presented and is well supported using information from relevant sources

The impact of the problem is clearly and fully presented and is well supported using information from relevant sources

Recommendation

The recommendation is not presented clearly and is not based on other successful programs

The recommendation is presented somewhat clearly or is not based on other successful programs

The recommendation is mostly presented clearly and is based on other successful programs

The recommendation is presented clearly and is based on other successful programs

Use of high quality sources and APA style

No high quality sources were used and APA style is not used correctly for in-text citations and the works cited page

Few high quality sources were used and APA style is used somewhat correctly for in-text citations and the works cited page

Some high quality sources were used and APA style is used mostly correctly for in-text citations and the works cited page

Many high quality sources were used and APA style is used correctly for in-text citations and the works cited page

Grading Rubric for Policy Brief Assignment