Interview a special interest group representative or a legislator in your role as a Capella graduate student to gain a deeper understanding of how their office advocates for changes in health care policy. Prepare a 3–5-page interview report addressed to a work supervisor.
Note: The assessments in this course are designed to be completed in sequence. You must complete Assessment 3 before starting this assessment.
When researching health care issues, it is unlikely that one person will be able to give you all the information you need to complete a successful policy proposal. A post-interview analysis will help identify ways to get needed information (including further research and additional interviews).
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 2: Examine the role of special interest groups in the health policy-making process.
Identify several potential health care advocates to interview about a proposed health care policy issue.
Analyze the process the interviewee’s organization uses to determine its legislative agenda.
Examine strategies the interviewee’s organization uses to impact and influence the legislative process.
Identify strategies for identification of additional sources of information related to a proposed health care policy issue.
Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in health care administration.
Write in a manner that is consistent with expectations for professionals in health care administration.