Directions: Choose one specific foreign policy issue in American government and complete a public policy analysis of how the problem was addressed.
Stage I Agenda Setting: How did this issue arrive on the public policy agenda? Identify specific linkage institutions and describe their roles and influence in placing this issue on the policy agenda. The Ebola virus was first discovered in the year 1976 in Africa. Since then, there have been countless outbreaks of this virus documented in several different countries across Africa. The issue of the Ebola virus first arrived on the public policy agenda in the year of 2014. In march of this year, there was an outbreak in west Africa.
Stage II Policy Formulation: What policy was formulated to address the issue? Who were the major players in the formulation of the policy? Identify the roles and influences of the policymakers in this particular case.
The World Health Organization (WHO) addressed the issue of the outbreak in west Africa by setting up quarantines and qualifying healthcare professionals to stand on the lookout for the deadly illness. CDC has also set treatment policies for nurses and workers who dealt with Ebola patients. Stage III Policy Implementation: Who implemented the policy once it was written? How did they carry through to solve the original problem?
On a Monday, October 27 of last year, federal health officials set new guidelines to monitor people who were at risk for Ebola exposure. These guidelines have established four separate levels of risk;
'high' risk, 'some' risk, 'low' risk, and 'no' risk. Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the United States centers for disease control and prevention, laid out these risks in an afternoon news briefing.
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Stage IV Policy Evaluation: How effective at solving the problem is this policy? Would you characterize this policy as incremental change or true reform?
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