The policy cycle approach provides lawmakers with a pathway for developing a policy and guiding it through the institutions of the U.S. government. The cycle starts with identification of a targeted problem and ultimately ends with a specific course of action. Along the way, the outcomes of a policy are subjected to various levels of review, evaluation, and revisions that result in a continual loop. In essence, the policy cycle is a series of interlocking steps that facilitates a dialogue between the main stakeholders. As a health care administrator, it’s important to have a working knowledge of the process and how the process ultimately leads to implementation of health care laws that eventually will impact what you do.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that explains the policy process. Your paper should include the following:
- Explain the various stages and the key components associated with each stage in the policy process.
- Discuss formulation, legislation, implementation, evaluation, analysis, and revision.
- Identify who the main stakeholders are for each stage in the policy process.
Cite at least 3 reputable references. Reputable references include trade or industry publications; government or agency websites; scholarly works; your textbook, Health Policymaking in the United States (6th ed.); or other sources of similar quality.
Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.