Written below are the instructions to the assignment. This assignment has a

Written below are the instructions to the assignment. This assignment has a total of two parts. Part A should be 1-2 pages and Part B 2-3 pages, so a total of at least 4-5 pages. I will attach links of the legislation bill I chose for this project. Also attached will be multiple examples on how the assignment should be done. Please note for Part B you don’t have to actually speak with the elected official, you can look at the example file and answer the questions listed. I will have information and screenshot of the elected official Senator Shevrin D. Jones. Please click the attached file to see the examples. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Policy Advocacy Project

Policy Advocacy Project Policy Advocacy Project Overview: Nurses are important advocates for patients and healthcare policy. Policy makers rely on our knowledge and expertise to help make decisions that influence healthcare delivery. For this Policy Advocacy Project, you will need to identify a topic of legislation that is important to you. You will need to choose an elected official from Florida to meet with to advocate for your selected topic. The project contains two parts that you will submit for grading, the proposal and the report.

· Part A, the proposal, you will explain the legislation you have selected to advocate for and identify the appropriate elected official with whom you will speak.

Legislation topic: SB 146 Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality

SB 146: Fetal and Infant Mortality Reduction

GENERAL BILL by Stargel ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bradley ; Rodrigues ; Burgess ; Gruters

Fetal and Infant Mortality Reduction; Revising the purpose and requirements for the Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Program; requiring the Department of Health to contract with local healthy start coalitions for the creation of fetal and infant mortality review committees in all regions of this state; prohibiting a physician from performing a termination of pregnancy if the physician determines the gestational age of a fetus is more than a specified number of weeks, with exceptions; requiring the directors of certain medical facilities and certain physicians to submit a certain report to the Agency for Health Care Administration monthly, etc. APPROPRIATION: $260,000

Effective Date: 7/1/2022

Last Action: 3/14/2022 Senate – Died in Appropriations

(Please copy and paste the link to see information on the legislation I chose SB 146 Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality

https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=76552

Or use

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/146 )

The picture below are information on elected official I chose in my district in Miami Gardens, Florida.

· Part B, the report, you will summarize the meeting that you held with the elected official.

Senator Shevrin D. “Shev” Jones District 35

Email this Senator

District Office:
606 NW 183rd Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
(305) 493-6002
Senate VOIP: 43500

Part A: Proposal Directions

· Identify an appropriate topic of legislation that you would like to advocate.

· Describe the proposed topic of legislation.

· Explain why you think the topic of legislation is important or relevant.

· Identify an elected official or staff member (Senator Shevrin D. Jones) whom you plan on contacting to advocate for this legislation and justify why this person is a suitable target audience.

· Present information in a scholarly manner including skillful and proficient writing using appropriate spelling, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, and APA style and formatting of the title page, appropriate in-text reference citations, and reference page.

· The proposal should be approximately 100-200 words in length. Please keep in mind:

· You are advocating for pending topics of legislation. You cannot choose something that has already passed because if that is the case, no advocacy is necessary.

· You must specify the exact topic of legislation in your proposal. You must refer to this by the appropriate title. For example: Title VIII funding, H. R. 952, etc.

· The elected official you contact must have the authority to vote for the proposed topic of legislation. The mayor of a city would have no legislative authority and therefore would not be appropriate. You are most likely going to contact a state or federal member of congress (House or Senate).

Policy Advocacy Project – Part B: Report

Directions: Arrange a meeting and speak with the elected official or staff member that you identified in the Policy Advocacy Project: Proposal to advocate for the legislation you selected.

The Meeting

· Meet with the elected official or staff member to discuss the legislation.

· Do not mention that you are a student or that you have arranged this visit as part of a course requirement.

The Report

Write a report of your visit and include all the items listed below.

1. Include the exact name of the elected official or staff member whose office you visited and the person with whom you spoke.

2. Indicate whether the elected official or staff member was familiar with the legislation.

3. Describe how you conveyed your issue in the meeting. Summarize the topic and how you presented the topic, including what facts or supporting information that you provided. Once you lay out the issue, you should ask for the legislator’s support.

4. Summarize the elected official’s or staff member ‘s response to the your request; namely, will the legislator provide the requested support or not? If not, why not? If the individual can support your position, you should elaborate why he or she was so enthusiastic about showing support (so that we might convey that enthusiasm to other less enlightened legislators).

5. Describe how the meeting ended. Was there additional information that you needed to send the elected official or staff member?

6. Summarize the elected official’s or staff member’s demeanor. Was he or she cordial, merely civil, barely engaged, etc.? In other words, despite your anxiety about the meeting (which is common for most nurses), did the individual seem agreeable to having the discussion? For example, did he or she:

· Seem interested in the topic?

· Ask good questions?

· Seem candid about their position or remain noncommittal?

· Seem pleasant, easy to talk to versus merely civil versus confrontational?

· Relate any experiences that contributed to his or her understanding about the topic (e.g., has a family member in one of the health professions or some other relevant personal experience). If so, did these experiences help the individual to support your request or did it have the opposite effect?

7. Present information in a scholarly manner including skillful and proficient writing using appropriate spelling, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, and APA style and formatting of the title page, appropriate in-text reference citations, and reference page.

8. No more than 2-3 double spaced pages (NOT including the title page, references, and thank you e-mail).

9. Thank-you email – Send a thank-you email that briefly summarizes the bill number and the issue discussed at the meeting. The letter must be written in a professional manner, including your full contact information (address, phone, and e-mail) {I will fill this part out just fill in a template} and the elected official’s or staff member’s full mailing address.