final projevt hca415 - 3422

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For your Final Project, you will complete a public/community health problem analysis and prepare an eight to ten page paper or a ten to twelve slide PowerPoint presentation (exclusive of title and references pages/slides).  Your Final Project should demonstrate an understanding of the reading assignments, class discussions, as well as your own research and application of new knowledge; it must contain the following:

1.   Identify a population based public/community health problem in your county and/or state. Your selection could be based on one of the following:
a.   Cultural/ethnic group, e.g. Native Americans, Russians, Latinos, Black Americans, etc.
b.   A disease/disability group, e.g. diabetics, persons with A.I.D.S. (P.W.A.), people with Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.
c.   Health coverage category, e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal (California), Women, Infants, Children (W.I.C.) program, etc.

2.   Provide a description of your selected health problem.

3.   Obtain epidemiology/demographic data from your local county and/or state health department that documents the problem, provides parameters, and defines/illustrates the scope of the problem.

4.   Research, identify, and describe a minimum of four resources currently available/providing services to/for your selected group. These may include any of the following: programs/ agencies which provide specialized services/interventions, or grant monies. Describe the programs and discuss how the availability/existence of the program/service is communicated to the selected population group i.e. how does the population find out about the availability of services or the existence of the organization/agency?

5.   Identify and discuss the barriers to solving your selected public/community health problem in terms of the following:
a.   services needed
b.   access
c.   communication challenges
d.   regulatory/political issues
e.   inter-agency scope of delivery and care
f.   financing/economics/budgetary issues
g.   population/human impact

6.   Identify and discuss the major stakeholders that would be involved in solving your public/community health problem. Are there any agencies with conflicting agendas and/or crossovers of service provision?

7.   Based on your analysis, make three recommendations to solve your identified problem. Provide data and reference citations to support and lend credibility to your recommendations.


The Final Paper:

1.   Must be 8 to 10 double-spaced pages in length, excluding title and reference pages, and should be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
2.   Must include a title page with the following:
a.   Title of paper
b.   Student’s name
c.   Course name and number
d.   Instructor’s name
e.   Date submitted
3.   Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
4.   Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
5.   Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
6.   Must use at least six scholarly sources, not including the textbook.     
7.   Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
8.   Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.


The PowerPoint Presentation:

1.   Must be ten to twelve slides (excluding title and reference slides). 
2.   Must include a title slide with the following:
a.   Title of presentation Creative Commons 
b.   Student’s name
c.   Course name and number
d.   Instructor’s name
e.   Date submitted
3.   Must use at least six scholarly sources, not including the textbook.
4.   Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
5.   Must include a separate reference slide, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
6.   Must include detailed speaker notes for each slide. 
7.   In addition to the presentation, please submit a Word document containing the same information as the title slide.  This document will be used for your instructor to provide you with feedback regarding your work.  Submit this file along with the presentation in the assignment dropbox.   
Be creative using images or charts. Remember to cite all images taken from an online resource. Creative Commons and Flickr are great websites for open source images.  For tips on creating an excellent presentation, read the following overview


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