When politics and medical science intersect

When politics and medical science intersect, there can be much debate. Sometimes anecdotes or hearsay are misused as evidence to support a particular point.

When politics and medical science intersect

Evidence Base in Design

When politics and medical science intersect, there can be much debate. Sometimes anecdotes or hearsay are misuse d as evidence to support a particular point. Despite these and other challenges. However, evidence-base d approaches are increasingly use to inform health policy decision-making regarding causes of disease, intervention strategies, and issues impacting society. One example is the introduction of childhood vaccinations and the use of evidence-based arguments surrounding their safety.

In this Discussion, you will identify a recently proposed health policy and share your analysis of the evidence in support of this policy.

To Prepare:

Firstly, review the Congress website provided in the Resources and identify one recent (within the past 5 years) proposed health policy.

Secondly, review the health policy you identified and reflect on the background and development of this health policy.

ASSIGNMENT
Post a description of the health policy you select ed and a brief background for the problem or issue. Explain whether you believe there is an evidence base to support the proposed policy and explain why. Be specific and provide examples.