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NGR 6893: Health Systems Leadership and Policy Standards

Resources for Policy Writing

The following resources will assist when writing policies. Some of the resouces below may require logging in with your Argo user id/password.

Note: Pay attention to the context and voice of each resource.


Excelsior College. (2022). Health Policy Statements.



Jennings CP. (2002). The power of the policy briefPolicy, Politics & Nursing Practice3(3), 261–263.

Marco, R. & Tufts, K.A. (2014) The mechanics of writing a policy brief. Nursing Outlook. 62(3), p 219-224.

Wong, S. L., Green, L. A., Bazemore, A. W., & Miller, B. F. (2017). How to write a health policy brief. Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family HealthCare35(1), 21–24.


Web Resources

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. (n.d.). Guidelines for Developing Policies and Procedures.

Purdue University. (2021). Active vs. Passive Voice.

University at Buffalo. (2022). Policy Wriing Style Guide.

University of Colorado, Colarado Springs. (n.d.) User Guide to Wriing Policies.