Health Care Policy: The Past and the Future/HCS 455
April 11, 2011
Part II: The Policy Process
Part I of the policy process involves, the formulation phase, the evaluation or legislation phase, and the implementation phase. The formulation phase is the stage where the all the information, ideas, concepts, and researches from various people, organizations, and interest groups are taken. The legislation or evaluation process is defined as the stage where deliberations, discussions, debates, and justifications are done. The implementation phase is when the adopted policy is acted upon (Abood, 2007). All public policies that are amended by the local, state, or federal government are normally acted through the regulatory process, which converts the said policy into an established set of rules, which are administered by the various agencies of the government.
Part II of the policy process involves the process of evaluation, analysis and revision. Each on of these stages has its own unique purpose in ensuring a successful policy. The purpose of this paper is to outline the second part of the policy process, the evaluation, analysis, and revision stage, as well as describe the purpose for evaluating a public policy. This paper will identify the need for policy revision based on the need for more providers in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Part II of the Policy Process
As mentioned above, each step in the second part of the policy process has a unique purpose in policy development. The evaluation stage of the policy process determines whether or not the goals of the implemented policy are meeting the assigned objectives. “Through evaluation, it can be determined whether a policy's effects are intended or unintended and whether the results are positive or negative for the target population and society as a whole” (Pennsylvania State University, para. 3). Upon evaluation, the policy may...