Grand Canyon Health Policy Related to the Work at Practicum Site Discussion

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Describe an existing local, state, or federal public health related policy that influences or relates to the work of your practicum site. Assume you have been tasked with evaluating this policy. What is the benefit and utility of a policy evaluation? Describe the evaluation questions you would need to ask, or the information you would need to gather, in order to determine the public health and economic impacts of the policy and the barriers to and facilitators of enactment.



- minimum of 250 words or more

- strong academic writing / APA style 7TH ED  

- scholarly ( peer review) articles, no older than 5 years (please use in-text citing and HYPERLINK to article  to  must be in the Reference section.

- please be original writing and must answer all parts of question for full credit.


"Evaluating the Health Impact of Large-Scale Public Policy Changes: Classical and Novel Approaches," by Basu, Meghani, and Siddiqi, from Annual Review of Public Health (2017).

"Stakeholder Engagement in Policy Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Human Genomics," by Lemke and Harris-Wai, from Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics (2015).

"Section 3: Social Planning and Policy Change," from "Chapter 5: Choosing Strategies to Promote Community Health and Development," in the Community Assessment toolkit, located on the Community Tool Box website.

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Position Title: Connect for Health Desk Advocate (In-Person or Remote) Summary: Connect for Health is a program of the Lifespan Community Health Institute. We currently have sites at Rhode Island Hospital’s Center for Primary Care, the Medicine Pediatrics Clinic, Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Primary Care and Adolescent Clinics. We are an organization that envisions a different kind of health care system: one that addresses basic resource needs, such as food, heat, and clothing, among others, as a standard part of quality care. Connect for Health understands that a lack of basic resources is often at the root cause of poor health. It acknowledges that medicine alone cannot treat the non-medical factors that impact patients’ health, and thus strives to integrate basic resources into healthcare delivery. By providing high-impact services to lowincome families, Connect for Health is committed to the fight for health equity. Desk Advocate Responsibilities Include: -Working with patients who call or walk up to the desk; conducting intakes including obtaining demographic info and assessing patients’ social needs, and providing them with in-person assistance on a variety of resources for their varied social needs. -Entering provider referrals and screens into an online database, calling referred or screened patients, and keeping up with a caseload of patients based on number of hours of service per week (this includes weekly follow-up with designated patients and coordinating community resource connections). -Attending weekly Advocate Development meetings and supervision meetings. You must commit to: -Serving at the Connect for Health desk to which you are assigned and always being on time and professionally dressed during your shift. -Working in-depth with patients to address social needs. -Notification of the Program Manager at least 2 days in advance if you are going to miss a shift. No absences permitted other than illness, family emergency, or an extenuating circumstance. *Supervisor will provide in-person supervision and case review, options for one-on-one individual supervision, weekly group follow-up meetings, and bi-weekly professional development workshops. Time Commitment: Summer - Desk Advocates must work at least five 4-hour shifts (a minimum of 20 hours) per week. *Students are urged to find funding through school or grants. *Must be available for one full-day new advocate orientation on a Saturday in June. *most likely remote Skills & Qualifications: -Undergraduate or graduate students interested in public health, public service, social work, health equity, human services, and social justice; dedicated to health equity -Organized, dedicated, ability to work independently and in a team-based approach -High level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work -Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgement, and strong organizational skills -Attention to detail -Ability to multitask; willingness to learn Benefits of the Advocate Role: As an advocate you will be able to gain: -experience working with a variety of patient populations in a clinical setting -interactions with nurses, providers, and social workers while managing patient cases -interactions with patients who have complex medical and social needs -opportunities for professional growth through leadership roles on the Leadership Team -opportunities to serve as an advocate at specialized clinics -opportunities to engage with the Providence community in an off-campus setting -opportunities to attend conferences related to our work and in-house Lifespan trainings opportunities to expand your professional and personal skillset through on-campus trainings (past examples of trainings have included Naloxone administration, trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, and advocate self-care) -opportunities to interact with and learn from leaders and representatives of the local resources/ non-profit organizations we refer patients to -a strong community of fellow advocates passionate about promoting health equity -growth in advocacy skills, understanding of principles of health equity, knowledge of systems of change strategies, health literacy, cultural humility, and professional confidence
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W6 DQ1: Health Policy Related to the Work at Practicum Site
Scarcity of basic resources such as food and clothing has nexus to poor health. This
means that just as medical resources are important in improving the patients' health, the
adequacy of basic resources is equally vital for this course. My job at Connect, a program under
the Life span Community Health Institute, involves connecting patients to basic resource needs
by providing them in person or connecting patients to providers of these resources. Accordingly,
one federal policy rela...

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