(Solution) NURS 6050 Discussion: Presidential Agendas

Discussion: Presidential Agendas

Rather than focus on the treatment of chronic disease, policies that influence population health tend to emphasize prevention and wellness; the reduction or elimination of waste and the eradication of health disparities based on race, ethnicity, language, income, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other factors. The reasoning is that good health belongs to the whole, not just an individual. (New York State Dept. of Health, n.d.)

Regardless of political affiliation, every citizen has a stake in healthcare policy decisions. Hence, it is little wonder why healthcare items become such high-profile components of presidential agendas. It is also little wonder why they become such hotly debated agenda items.

Consider a topic (mental health, HIV, opioid epidemic, pandemics, obesity, prescription drug prices, or many others) that rises to the presidential level. How did the current and previous presidents handle the problem? What would you do differently?

New York State Department of Health. (n.d.). Making New York the healthiest state: Achieving the triple aim. Retrieved June 21, 2021 from https://www.health.ny.gov/events/population_health_summit/docs/what_is_population_health.pdf

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources and reflect on the importance of agenda setting.
  • Consider how federal agendas promote healthcare issues and how these healthcare issues become agenda priorities.


  • Answers all parts of the discussion question(s) expectations with reflective critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module and current credible sources.
  • Supported by at leastthree current, credible sources.
  • Written clearly and concisely with no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style.

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The topic selected is pandemics. The specific pandemic of interest in this discussion is the Covi-19 outbreak. This pandemic affected the U.S during a political period, the election of a new president. When it started, former president Trump and his administration had to make tough decisions on how to handle the situation. Following the elections, the current President Joe Biden was elected as the new U.S president. Many have since attributed Joe Biden’s win and Trump’s loss to their strategies of fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic. Trump and his administration initially addressed the issue by closing their national borders and later on state borders and implementing the stay-at-home and social distancing. Later on, he pushed for the reopening of borders and schools despite the increasing spread of the virus.

Rather than having a coordinated, national plan to scale up and implement public health control measures for coronavirus, the Trump Administration chose to leave the responsibility of responding to the pandemic with the states and having the federal government serve as back-up and supplier of last resort (Lancet, 2020). This reflected federalism and decentralization of U.S….Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $10