Agenda Comparison Grid Analysis and Healthcare Insurance Fact Sheet

  • Review the agenda priorities of the current/sitting U.S. president and the two previous presidential administrations.
  • Select an issue related to healthcare that was addressed by each of the last three U.S. presidential administrations.
  • Reflect on the focus of their respective agendas, including the allocation of financial resources for addressing the healthcare issue you selected.
  • Consider how you would communicate the importance of a healthcare issue to a legislator/policymaker or a member of their staff for inclusion on an agenda.

The Assignment: (1- to 2-page Comparison Grid, 1-Page Analysis, and 1-page Fact Sheet)

Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid

Use the Agenda Comparison Grid Template found in the Learning Resources and complete the Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid based on the current/sitting U.S. president and the two previous presidential administrations and their agendas related to the public health concern you selected. Be sure to address the following:

  • Identify      and provide a brief description of the population health concern you      selected and the factors that contribute to it.
  • Describe      the administrative agenda focus related to the issue you selected.
  • Identify      the allocations of financial and other resources that the current and two      previous presidents dedicated to this issue.
  • Explain      how each of the presidential administrations approached the issue.

(A draft of Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid should be posted to the Module 1 Discussion Board by Day 3 of Week 1.)

Part 2: Agenda Comparison Grid Analysis

Using the information you recorded in Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid on the template, complete the Part 2: Agenda Comparison Grid Analysis portion of the template, by addressing the following:

  • Which      administrative agency would most likely be responsible for helping you      address the healthcare issue you selected?
  • How do      you think your selected healthcare issue might get on the agenda for the      current and two previous presidents? How does it stay there?
  • Who      would you choose to be the entrepreneur/ champion/sponsor of the      healthcare issue you selected for the current and two previous presidents?

Part 3: Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief

Based on the feedback that you received from your colleagues in the Discussion, revise Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid and Part 2: Agenda Comparison Grid Analysis.

Then, using the information recorded on the template in Parts 1 and 2, develop a 1-page Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief that you could use to communicate with a policymaker/legislator or a member of their staff for this healthcare issue. You can use Microsoft Word or PowerPoint to create your Fact Sheet or Talking Point Brief. Be sure to address the following:

  • Summarize      why this healthcare issue is important and should be included in the      agenda for legislation.
  • Justify      the role of the nurse in agenda setting for healthcare issues.

Atleast 3 resources used, please try to only use resources that I provide only. 

The first attachment is the grid you will need to add to and I will send 5 sources to use and 3 other sites that will be listed below. Please do not use other ones. (n.d.). A-Z index of U.S. government departments and agencies. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from (n.d.). Executive departments. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from

The White House. (n.d.). The cabinet. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from

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Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Enhancing Environmental Health Content in Nursing Practice, Pope, A. M., Snyder, M. A., & Mood, L. H. (Eds.). (n.d.). Nursing health, & environment: Strengthening the relationship to improve the public’s health. Retrieved September 20, 2018.


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