You will create a policy brief. Select one of the following topics: Smoking in a designated area Food service workers washing hands before food preparation Healthy food preparation The brief: Title: Include a title page. A good title communicates the brief’s content in a short, easy-to-remember, way

Executive summary: This section provides an overview of the problem and the proposed policy action (1–2 paragraphs).

Problem context or scope: This section provides the reader with information on the importance of the problem, as well as the need for immediate (policy) action (2–3 paragraphs).

Policy alternatives: This section provides a review of the current policy approach and proposed options. The information/argument should be fair and accurate while convincing the reader why the policy action proposed will provide the most effective solution (1 page).

Policy recommendations: This section presents a detailed explanation of the concrete steps to be initiated to address the policy issue (1 page).

Conclusion: A conclusion paragraph with a closing, persuasive argument and summary statement.

End of brief: References (APA), if needed Appendix section, if needed, to provide support information for the policy and strengthen the points made on behalf of the policy Use current APA formatting to style your paper and to cite your sources. Integrate your sources into the paragraphs. Use internal citations pointing to evidence in the literature and supporting your ideas. You will need to include a reference page listing those sources.