Policy Process Essay

1358 Words Apr 18th, 2011 6 Pages
Part II: The Policy Process
Melissa Paciello
Health Care Policy: The Past and the Future/HCS 455
April 11, 2011
Bette Sorrento

Part II: The Policy Process Part I of the policy process involves, the formulation phase, the evaluation or legislation phase, and the implementation phase. The formulation phase is the stage where the all the information, ideas, concepts, and researches from various people, organizations, and interest groups are taken. The legislation or evaluation process is defined as the stage where deliberations, discussions, debates, and justifications are done. The implementation phase is when the adopted policy is acted upon (Abood, 2007). All public policies that are amended by the local, state, or federal
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During this process the policy makers will look at the reasoning and objective of the revision. The Difference in this stage is unlike formulation. This stage has to have agreement from the different participators to validate the need for revision. Explanation of who the revisions will affect the masses in the negative and positive will need to be clearly outlined. Once again once, the revisions have been recognized and determined there is a need – the process will once again begin. Implementation of the revised policy will once again be a step in getting the information abroad and then evaluation of this process will also begin. (Lynn, 1999).
Improving the Health Care Conditions of Those in Need People living with HIV/AIDS are continuously affected by stigma in all aspects of their lives. Not only faced with social disapproval, those infected with the virus are plagued by stigma to a degree where his or her health needs are affected. In a personal interview with Jessica Green, senior case manager for AIDS Community Resources, a not-for-profit, multicultural AIDS agency, which services the needs of HIV/AIDS positive individuals, Green states, “the largest contributing factor as to why so many females lack quality health care services is the stigma attached with the HIV/AIDS clinics” (J. Green, personal communication, April, 2, 2011). In the Utica, New York, area where most of Green’s clients reside, the only

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