The basic elements of a policy paper include: Description of the context and importance of the problem. Read about ACP's public policy development process. Things to Consider before Writing a Policy Brief. ACP public policy papers summarize and dissect published research and discussion on current issues involving clinical practice, medical education, bioethics, and health care financing and delivery, and make specific recommendations for internists, patients, and policy makers. Policy Paper Components.

May it be a smoking policy or an email policy that is essential to have a policy brief, you have to make sure that you will be guided by the core or the purpose of the policy and its implementation. As with research papers, there is not just one way to write a policy paper.The University of Texas has a nice website with a detailed model, “Suggestions for Writing Policy Analysis”.