You are encouraged to break your proposal up into sections to be sure you address each of the questions below. Specifically, you should address the following in your proposal:
1. Executive Summary: Introduce the topic that you chose. Provide a brief overview of content of your proposal.
2. Statement of the problem: Clearly describe the topic that you chose. Define and explain the major problems related to this issue.
3. History of the problem: Review the major developments in the evolution of this problem in the U.S. How did this issue develop historically? How did we get to where we are now?
4. International context: Compare and contrast this problem in the U.S. to that of other countries. How does this issue in the U.S. compare to other countries? Is the issue more common here or in other countries and why?
5. Stakeholders: Describe the role of major stakeholders in the problem. How have federal and state governments and the health care industry worked to address this issue so far? What have been the successes and failures of their attempts?
6. Policy: Provide examples of how the P.P.A.C.A. and other federal policies have attempted to address this issue. What has been the impact of their action or non-action?
7. Recommendations: Provide a set of recommendations on what should be done to address this issue in the future. What should the major stakeholders, such as the government, the health care industry, and health care consumers do to implement these recommendations and how? Provide a justification for why you believe each recommendation will address one or more of the problems related to this issue.
8. Conclusion: Construct a brief conclusion that highlights the key points from your proposal and describes the expected outcomes if your recommendations were to be implemented.