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Economic Health Issue; Poverty

Miatta Teasley

Capella University

NHS-FPX6008

Economics and Decision Making in Health Care

Professor Georgena Wiley

March 23, 2023

The workplace, community, and co-workers are all affected by poverty

Poor neighborhoods and poor housing are linked to poverty.

Low-income children are deprived of opportunities that most of us take for granted (Oliveras et al., 2021).

The rates of mental illness, chronic illness, death, and short lifespans are higher in the poor.

The majority of the poor are kids.

Poverty is associated with living in low-quality housing and in poor communities. Children living in poverty lack access to resources that the rest of us take for granted (Oliveras et al., 2021). The poor have a higher prevalence of mental illness, chronic illness, premature death, and shortened lifespans. There are many children among the poor.

The workplace, community, and co-workers are all affected by poverty

Families in poverty are more prone to divorce and conflict.

Numerous health problems plague the poor. Children who live in poverty are more likely to commit street crimes and quit school (Oliveras et al., 2021).

When people reach adulthood, poverty may lead to chronic illness, illiteracy, and unemployment. More than just hunger is poverty.

Malnutrition and hunger afflict families.

In low-income communities, family breakdown and strife are more common. The poor have it the worst when it comes to health. Children from low-income families are more likely to engage in antisocial behavior and drop out of school (Oliveras et al., 2021). The effects of childhood poverty on adult health, education, and employment are well documented. Being poor means more than just going hungry. Families are suffering from malnutrition and hunger.

Economics of healthcare and poverty: feasibility analysis

The feasibility study recommends using a health-based strategy to address poverty as a legitimate economic issue (Ahnan-Winarno et al., 2021).

For effective participation in policies to reduce poverty, you need high-quality research on poverty, national policy processes, and the political economics of changes in poverty.

According to the findings of the feasibility study, a health-

Write a letter to an official in your state or local government. (Choose the individual in the level of government that will best address your issue). The purpose of this letter is to advocate for action with regards to your chosen health care environment issue.

Introduction

Note: Each assessment in this course builds upon the work you have completed in previous assessments. Therefore, you must complete the assessments in the order in which they are presented.

As health care leaders, it is important to understand strategies for advocating and lobbying elected officials. This can lead to the development of policies or laws that can help drive improved equity and outcomes for all participants in the health care environment as well as a more sustainable financial future.

Background and Context

As a master’s-level health care practitioner, you may be expected to implement plans to ensure that initiatives designed to take advantage of economic opportunities for the organization are rolled out successfully and can be sustained over multiple years. Additionally, it is important to be able to envision how an initiative could be implemented in different contexts and for different purposes to ensure the investment remains a viable and positive asset to your organization or care setting.

As a master’s-level practitioner, you will often be challenged to influence the health care environment in a variety of ways. This influence can occur on a micro-level (implementing change on your unit, institution, community, or local organizations) or at a macro level (implementing change via state or federal regulations and policy). One way you can influence the health care environment is by lobbying an elected official at the local, state, or national level to adopt policies or legislation that would support positive economic and health outcomes for patients, practitioners, and organizations within the health care environment.

Instructions

For this assessment, you will develop a letter to an official in your state or local government (choose the individual in the level of government that will best address your issue). The purpose of this letter is to advocate for action with regards to your chosen health care environment issue. Remember, when writing the letter, you must use your personal address and telephone number unless you are exclusively representing a group or your organization.

Be sure to address each main point. Review the assessment instructions and scoring guide, including performance-level descriptions for each criterion, to ensure you understand the work you will be asked to complete and how it will be assessed. In addition, note the requirements for document format and length and for supporting evidence.

Overall, your assessment submission will be assessed on the following criteria:

Summarize the health care economic issue that you are addressi