To Prepare: To complete the assignment, read the attached “Policy Outline.”Paper Guidelines:
• The paper needs to be at minimum 8 pages with 10 references
• Use Ten scholarly peer-reviewed articles to support the research topic.
• Paper is written in Double-Space
• Font size 12 & Times New Roman font
• A Title page, in APA format
• Additional Reference page at the end with APA citations
Research Topic: The research topic will examine how preventative health measures can reduce the incidence of
women who have had gestational diabetes from developing Type 2 Diabetes.
Target Audience: United States’ Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP).
The Policy paper should be written like a story. A good story makes sense, and it moves us. That is, it appeals to
both the heart and the mind. While solid facts are an essential part of a policy brief, you want to present them in
a way that compels the policymaker (your audience) to act. On the final page, you will find the specific outline
for the paper, but generally, the structure looks similar to this:
The Introduction Grabs the Reader.
o It motivates the policymaker to read on, and care about the issue. The problem statement needs
to be clear and precise and convey exactly what the problem is and why it is important. While
there are exceptions to be sure, the policymaker generally has not asked for the policy brief and
may not want to read it. Thus, the first few paragraphs have to be compelling, without
§ Your audience (the reader of the policy brief) is a specific policymaker. You must
specify the audience in the introduction section of your paper. Know who your audience
is. Some policymakers understand science. Others do not. Some are focused on
budgets. Others care more about ethical considerations. Some policymakers have a
particular bias or pet peeve that has to be addressed.
The Middle is the PEEEL Framework.
o It is the section that develops the plot – the analysis and detail. It is important that it be factual
and credible and relate to the problem statement. This is not the section for opinion and
recommendations. Scholarly, balanced, comprehensive, objective, and discerning are other good
descriptions for this section.
The End is for the Conclusions and Recommendations.
o This is the section where the author brings all the relevant information together and provides the
needed perspective with an opinion about the best course of action to address the problem. Like
the end of any story, it provides closure to what has come before. Although this is the last
section of the policy brief, you may want to write it first. Doing so will help ensure you have a
It requires hard work to connect these three sections. The worst thing you can do is complete the PEEEL
disciplines simply to check them off without any thought of how they help tell the story. If the information in a
PEEEL discipline doesn’t provide context for the conclusions, it doesn’t belong. Eliminate it. If a conclusion or
recommendation introduces new information or doesn’t have the foundation and context necessary for it to
make sense, information is missing in the PEEEL disciplines. By the time the reader gets to the end, he or she
should be saying, “of course, I see why that makes sense; I should do something about that.” The logic should
be tight and so obvious that the reader has no choice but to agree. Of course, that is the goal. Easier said than
Your policy brief has to be well written. Grammar and syntax mistakes destroy your credibility instantly. All
reference facts in the paper must include an APA citation.
The Policy Outline for the assignment is on the following page.
Section Headers, in APA format for each section below:
Title page and Table of Contents
o The Executive Summary should provide a summary of the policy brief, including the problem
statement, nature and scope of the analysis, the major findings, and general recommendations.
The summary should not exceed 1 page.
Part 1: Introduction
o Identify your audience:
§ The policy brief will be presented to the United States’ Senate Committee on Health,
Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP).
o Articulate the public health issue (Problem Statement)
o Provide evidence that justifies this as a public health issue
§ Historical background of public health issue
§ Identify the level of interest and importance of selected audience on effecting policy
§ Describe the population(s) affected and reasons they are at risk
• The primary targeted audience will be low socioeconomic post-gestational
diabetic women but list other affected parties.
Part 2: Multidisciplinary Impacts (Refer to Policy Reminder about the PEEEL Framework)
o Laws and policies
o Epidemiology and medicine
Part 3: Analysis and Recommendations
o Explain how current policy could be adapted (or a new policy created) to address the public
o Critique the merits of current interventions
o Propose and support two different alternative intervention
o Explain limitations to your recommendations
Part 4: Conclusion
o Summary of the problem statement and the issues discussed in the paper
o Explain the need for the audience to address the public health problem
o Reiterate the action you want the audience to take
APA Reference Page
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