Advance Written Testimony
Note: The assessments in this course are designed to be completed in sequence. You must complete Assessment 4 before starting this assessment. Describes the reason and impact related to a specific aspect of a desired health policy change, and supports with relevant scholarly resources. Describes desired outcomes supported by relevant data and sources, and provides criteria that could be used to monitor and evaluate the desired outcomes. Describes desired outcomes supported by relevant data and sources, and provides criteria that could be used to monitor and evaluate the desired outcomes. Describes action steps required from each role involved with the proposed change, and identifies assumptions underlying the expectations related to each step. Supports recommendations for changes to a health policy with a well-reasoned argument and relevant scholarly sources, and suggests criteria that could be used to evaluate the impact of the changes. Prepares an advance written testimony consistent with the expectations of the United States Senate or House of Representatives, and impartially considers conflicting evidence and other perspectives related to the desired health policy. Address one specific aspect of the health policy issue and prepare a written testimony. The specific aspect needs to focus on one desired outcome or change the proposed policy will impact. Note: This written testimony will support your oral testimony in the next assessment. Written Testimony Format Introduction: Include acknowledgement of committee chair and members, credentials of the person preparing the testimony, and the organization the person is representing. Background: Include the proposed policy or policy change, justification for the proposed policy, and impact of the proposal. Specific aspect of the issue: Focus on one specific outcome or situation of the issue. Describe with cited references the current outcomes. Include supporting data, outcome studies, anecdotal information from constituents, or other information that supports the significance of the issue. Current program or programs: Include specific programs or efforts that the special interest group you are representing sponsored, any other related programs from other groups, and the outcomes of these actions. Recommendations: Identify the specific actions being recommended and to whom these are directed. Recommendations may include actions requested of the committee as well as of the special interest group. Conclusion: Present a succinct summary of the issue, impact, and requested action. Closing: Thank the committee for the opportunity and provide contact information for additional discussion. Literature: Cite the literature that supports the policy change.