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ADDP 501: US Addiction Policy

Prof Taleed El-Sabawi

Tuition-Sponsored Addiction Policy Sources

Addiction Open Sources

Assignment

Policy Proposal Presentation: Design your own legislative addiction policy reform for the U.S.

Each student will present either a state or federal addiction policy reform. Creativity is encouraged! In designing the policy proposal presentation, students will need to address the political climate, public opinion, and the existing system. The policy proposal presentation will need to include the following:

• A definition of the policy problem that the proposal purports to address (Use of statistics, anecdotes, etc.)

• The precise policy reform

• The role of federal, state, and/or local governments in implementing and enforcing the policy proposal

• Estimates of the financial costs of the reform and how the costs will be financed

• Benefits of the reform, including cost-savings, health outcome improvements, etc.

• Potential criticisms of the policy proposals

• Rebuttals to these criticisms

The presentation must contain empirical evidence to support the policy proposal. The proposal must cite to at least 10 scholarly sources. Mid-way through the course, you will submit an outline of your policy proposal, which will be circulated to two of your classmates for peer review/comments. You will also be responsible for providing thoughtful, constructive critiques on 2 of your classmates’ presentations.

For your final presentation, you will submit PowerPoint slides and prepare a 10-12 presentation on your proposal. You will present your proposals the final day of class.

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