Policy Recommendation Memo

Policy Recommendation Memo

Assume that you the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the president has asked you for one policy recommendation to improve the U.S. health care system. You can pick a proposal that requires legislation OR an executive order. You must articulate why you think this proposal is the best use of resources and political capital to improve the health system and health outcomes in the U.S.

Use this space to provide specific guidelines for students to follow. Please see the sample below.

Your policy memo should have seven sections:

1. Action Forcing Event – 1-3 sentences

2. Statement of the Problem – 3-5 sentences

3. Background/History — ~ 1 page

4. Proposal – 3-5 sentences

5. Policy Analysis ~ 1 page

6. Political Analysis ~ 1 page

7. Recommendation – 1-2 sentences

It should be no longer than 5 pages