POLICY MAKING IN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR

POLICY MAKING IN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Assignment Overview

Health policymaking happens at all levels of government and for a wide variety of topics. The private sector also plays a considerable role in the process. This assignment will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of how policymaking happens in government and the roles of various entities as well as the numerous stakeholders.

Homework Case Assignment

After reading the background materials for Module 1, please address the following questions.

· Compare and contrast policymaking at the federal, state, and local levels. How are they similar? How are they different?

· What is the role of the private sector in policymaking?

· Identify the various stakeholders in health policymaking. Why is it important to seek input from all involved?