Supporting Lectures:

Review the following lecture:

  • Policy Formulation: Development of Legislation

Legislative Process for Health Policy

Before beginning work on this discussion forum, please review the link “Doing Discussion Questions Right”, the expanded grading rubric for the forum, and any specific instructions for this topic.

Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least two of your classmates’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses in the Discussion Area.

While hundreds of bills are introduced during each congressional session, only a very small percentage moves on to be evaluated by the President. Understanding the legislative process for health policy is important for administrators, who are in a position to lobby for effective health policy.

From the Internet, review the following:

  • U.S. Congress. (n.d.). Health. Retrieved from

Choose a healthy policy item that has been “Introduced” and present the following:

  • Title of the bill
  • Status and sponsor      
  • Summary
  • Recommended revisions

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the  As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your posting should be a minimum of 200 words in length.

Submit your posting to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Be sure to use the lessons and vocabulary found in the reading.

Follow-up posts need to be submitted by the end of the week.



From your course textbook, Longest’s Health Policymaking in the United States, read the following chapters:

  • Policy Formulation: Agenda Setting
  • Policy Formulation: Development of Legislation

From the Internet, review the following:

  • Koduah, A. BioMed Central. (2014, November 28). The role of policy actors and contextual factors in policy agenda setting and formulation: maternal fee exemption policies in Ghana over four and a half decades. Retrieved from
  • (n.d.). The Legislative Process. Retrieved from
  • (n.d.). The Legislative Process: Overview (Video). Retrieved from