ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEF Subject Code and TitlePUBH6001 Health Policy and Advocacy Report: Australian Health Policy Review Individual2,000 words (+/–10%) Assessment Individual/Group Length Learning...

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ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEF Subject Code and TitlePUBH6001 Health Policy and Advocacy Report: Australian Health Policy Review Individual2,000 words (+/–10%) Assessment Individual/Group Length Learning OutcomesThe Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by the successful completion of the task below include:a) Critically analyse different theories and approaches to policy agenda setting to understand health policy formulation and advocacy for a specific population health issue;b) Critically analyse issues in contemporary Australian health care policy, including the evaluation of global influences on Australian health policy;c) Critically analyse and reflect on political and ethical issues in the formulation of evidence-based policy and its translation into real-world policy application;d) Evaluate the role of government and other stakeholders in the processes for ensuring the accountability for health policy and advocating for change. SubmissionDue by 11.55 pm AEST/AEDT on the Sunday at the end of Module 9 40%100 marks Weighting Total Marks Assessment TaskIn this assessment, you will select an Australian strategic level federal or state health policy to critically review. You will write a 2,000-word (+/–10%) report that identifies the main concepts within the policy and relate these concepts back to Kingdon’s XXXXXXXXXXmultiple streams theory. Based on the latest evidence you will then make recommendations for future policy development.Please refer to the Task Instructions (below) for details on how to complete this task.ContextAs a future public health professional. you will be expected to keep up to date with policy developments in your area of interest (e.g., child health). It is important that you understand what a policy is, the main concepts that comprise a strategic level health policy and how policy theory interacts with the formulation of these important documents.PUBH6001_Assessment_2_Brief_PolicyReview_Module Due 9 Page 1 of 6
In this assessment, you will learn how to effectively search for a contemporary state or federal health policy relating to a specific issue or population group. You will learn how to review policies from the perspective of the theories and concepts that should inform their formulation. You will also learn how to formulate evidence-based policy recommendations to improve health policy outcomes.InstructionsTo complete this task, you must select a public health topic or population group of interest and conduct a search of Australia federal and/or state websites to find a relevant policy to review. Your policy selection needs to be approved by your learning facilitator.Once your policy is approved, you will perform a policy review that includes the following components:• An introduction.• A definition of policy as per the core course readings.• Details of the search strategy and criteria used to select your area of interest and chosenhealth policy to review, including any challenges.• A description of each of the key policy elements (see list below) and an application ofKingdon’s multiple streams theory (including the problem, policy and political streams; policy stakeholders and/or policy entrepreneurs and if applicable, the window of opportunity):o Ministerialforward; o Visionstatement;o Goals;o Objectives;o Strategies;ando Other concepts of interest.Note: You must provide examples using relevant quotations from the policy.• Evidence-based recommendations that highlight further areas of consideration or improvement for future policy development. For example, consider:o Whatarethepolicysilences?o Whatismissing?o Is the ministerial forward and/or vision statement consistent with the strategiesoutlined in the policy? • Conclusions.This Australian Health Policy Review is to be presented in a report style, you need to reference both your chosen policy and any additional primary or secondary research used. For more information on report writing, visit: https://library.torrens.edu.au/academicskills_ap/reportsPUBH6001_Assessment_2_Brief_PolicyReview_Module Due 9 Page 2 of 6
ReferencingIt is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing in the Academic Skills webpage.Submission InstructionsSubmit this task via the Assessment 2 link in the main navigation menu in PUBH6001: Health Policyand Advocacy. The learning facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal.Academic IntegrityAll students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately referenced and academically written according to the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need to have read and be aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are viewable online.Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts. PUBH6001_Assessment_2_Brief_PolicyReview_Module Due 9 Page 3 of 6
Assessment Rubric Assessment Attributes Fail(Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0–49% Pass (Functional) 50–64% Credit (Proficient) 65–74% Distinction (Advanced) 75–84% High Distinction (Exceptional) 85–100% Knowledge and understanding of health policy.Defines policy as per the core course readings.Selects an appropriate strategic level of Australian health policy.Lists, expands and comments on essential elements of the selected health policy.Percentage for this criterion = 35%Inappropriate choice of a strategic level of an Australian health policy.Understanding of the definition and function of health policy not demonstrated.The review of the chosen health policy is not provided and/or not supported by evidence.A strategic level of an Australian health policy has been chosen; however, more relevant options could have been considered.Limited understanding of the definition and function of health policy demonstrated. The review of the chosen health policy is inadequate and/or only supported by limited evidence. Appropriate choice of a strategic level of an Australian health policy.Understanding of the definition and function of health policy demonstrated.A review of the chosen health policy that is well supported by evidence.Relevant choice of a strategic level of an Australian health policy.Impressive understanding of the definition and function of health policy demonstrated.A comprehensive review of the chosen health policy that is well supported by quality evidence. Highly relevant choice of a strategic level of an Australian health policy.Sophisticated understanding of the definition and function of health policy demonstrated.An exceptional review of the chosen health policy that is well supported by high-quality evidence. Critically analyses the selected health policy in relation to Kingdon’s multiple stream theory including problems, Application of Kingdon’s multiple streams theory in the policy review is very limited and demonstrates a lack of understanding of Application of Kingdon’s multiple streams theory in the policy review is very limited and demonstrates an inadequate understanding of Application of Kingdon’s multiple streams theory in the policy review is good, but more detail is required. The analysis demonstratesApplication of Kingdon’s multiple streams theory in the policy review is effective and demonstrates an impressive Application of Kingdon’s multiple streams theory in the policy review is highly effective and demonstrates a sophisticatedSubjectCode_Assessment_#_Brief_AssesmentType_Module Due# Page 4 of 6
policy and politics streams.Discussion based on Kingdon’s multiples streams theory.Percentage for this criterion = 30% the theory and its application in real-world settings. the theory and its application in real-world settings. an understanding of the theory and its application in real-world settings. understanding of the theory and its application in real- world settings. understanding of the theory and its application in real-world settings. Recommendations for future policy improvement/develop ment.Percentage for this criterion = 20% Presents less than two recommendations for the development of future policy/and or improvement.Recommendations are not supported by evidence and demonstrate a very limited understanding of the function and application of health policy.Presents less than three recommendations for the development of future policy/ and or improvement.Recommendations are supported by limited evidence and demonstrate a limited understanding of the function and application of health policy. Presents three evidence- based recommendations for the development of future policy/ and or improvement.Recommendations are supported by evidence and demonstrate an understanding of the function and application of health policy.Presents four appropriate evidence-based recommendations for the development of future policy/ and or improvement.Recommendations are supported by evidence and demonstrate a good understanding of the function and application of health policy. Presents four insightful and evidence-based recommendations for the development of future policy/ and or improvement (with examples).Recommendations are supported by quality evidence and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the function and application of health policy. SubjectCode_Assessment_#_Brief_AssesmentType_Module Due# Page 5 of 6
Adheres to academic writing standards, including correct grammar, clarity and comprehension.Adheres to academic integrity standards as per the TUA policy— APA style.Percentage for this criterion = 15% A poor academic writing style.There are consistent mistakes in the application of the APA style.There may be questions about the academic integrity of the assessment. A basic academic writing style with a basic argument presented throughout.There are mistakes in the application of the APA style, but the TUA standards of academic integrity have been adhered to and upheld. A proficient academic writing style with a basic argument presented throughout.There are minor mistakes in the application of the APA style, and the TUA standards of academic integrity have been adhered to and upheld. A good academic writing style with a clear argument presented throughout.There are no mistakes in the application of the APA style, and the TUA standards of academic integrity have been adhered to and upheld. An excellent academic writing style with a clear argument presented throughout.There are no mistakes in the application of the APA style, and the TUA standards of academic integrity have been adhered to and upheld. The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment SLO a) Critically analyse different theories and approaches to policy agenda setting to understand health policy formulation and advocacy for a specific population health issue.SLO b)Critically analyse issues in contemporary Australian health care policy, including the evaluation of global influences on Australian health policy. SLO c) Critically analyse and reflect on political and ethical issues in the formulation of an evidence-based policy and its translation into real-world policy application. SLO d) Evaluate the role of government and other stakeholders in the processes for ensuring the accountability for health policy and advocating for change. SubjectCode_Assessment_#_Brief_AssesmentType_Module Due# Page 6 of 6
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Insha answered on Apr 18 2022
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Running Head: PUBH6001 HEALTH POLICY AND ADVOCACY            1
PUBH6001 HEALTH POLICY AND ADVOCACY                    3
PUBH6001 HEALTH POLICY AND ADVOCACY
AUSTRALIAN HEALTH POLICY REVIEW
Table of Contents
Introduction    3
Definition of Policy    3
Search Strategy    5
Selection of Policies    5
Data Collection Methods    5
Key Policy Elements    5
Ministerial Forward    5
Vision Statement    6
Goals    6
Objectives    7
Strategies and Other Concepts of Interest    7
Analysis through Multiple Streams Theory    7
Problems Streams    7
Politics Streams    8
Policies Streams    8
Windows of Opportunity    9
Recommendations    9
Conclusion    10
References    12
Introduction
When high-level juvenile health policy will be analysed it will aid in determining how Australian governments prioritise and articulate concerns, as well as shape international and domestic health agendas. The relevance of addressing the socioeconomic determinants of “child and adolescent health” is supported by voluminous data available with the authorities and on online platform.
It has been found as per to recent study that Australian children and teens have’ moderate health and well-being level when compared to other OECD country’s children. By considering health disparities, Australian governments are being requested to take action in this area by formulating required policies. As the focus of this research, policies affecting children and youth healthcare will be examined.
Definition of Policy
Youth's and children's well-being and health in Australia has been thoroughly documented. Certain populations, such as To
es Strait Islander and Aboriginal young adults and adolescents, refugee youngsters and handicapped children and teens, are disadvantaged by government policy failures and have lower health (Galea et al., 2009). Health disparities are defined as variations in health status that are “socially and systematically created (and hence adjustable and unjust).”
Infant mortality rates (7.3 and 4.4 per 1000 births, respectively) and other characteristics reveal health incongruity between non-indigenous and Indigenous children and teenagers in Australia. These differences are comparable to with those found in other affluent nations among non-indigenous and indigenous youngsters. The difference in developmental vulnerability (33 and 18percent) and dental health between poor and high socioeconomic class children is also visible (53 and 33 percent) (Sanders, Higgins & Prinz, 2018).
When compared to other OECD nations, Australia ranks in the top third for just 12 of the 46 indices of child health and wellbeing. This evidence shows that, the Australian government requires doing more to promote adolescent and child health, by eliminating inequity. Although done in a high-income nation, this study may provide insights for those planning child health programmes in middle and low-income countries.
A substantial amount of data is enough to support the importance of addressing the socioeconomic determinants of child and adolescent health.
a) Economic and social conditions,
) Formative years development of child,
c) Education,
d) Healthful setup,
e) Access to health services,
f) Socio-cultural conditions,
g) Environmental, global and corporate influences,
h) Regulation and media consumption, materialism and individualism (Sanders et al., 2018)
The process of converting knowledge on socioeconomic factors of health into effective health policy in Australia and throughout the world continues to be a problem for health departments and policymakers. There is widespread support that public policy should have an “ecological perspective of health, be multi-sectorial in scope and collaborative in method.” According to studies, policymakers confront significant challenges in this field, including short electoral cycles and the need for bigger timeframes and resources (She
iff et al., 2019).
Search Strategy
Selection of Policies
“Following an examination of all federal, state/te
itory strategic (as opposed to operational) health department policies dated between 2008 and 2022, policies were chosen for analysis.” Policies were chosen if the policy's title directly targeted children, youth, paediatric health, or families. Research has been done for papers on the internet that dealt with child and adolescent health concerns that were within the jurisdiction of an Australian health department. If the policy title directly targeted families, paediatric health, children, or youth, it was chosen. The search took place in 2022 and all policies were publicly posted on appropriate websites. “By contacting a senior staff member in each department, the status of chosen papers as cu
ent policy was confirmed.”
Data Collection Methods 
Researchers mostly undertake literature reviews for secondary research, which include journal article, textbook and encyclopaedia evaluations. Statistical databases, historical records, various published academic publications and government papers are evaluated for the undertaken research on Australian federal, state and te
itory policy for Children and youth population. The most...
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