Population health aims to improve the health of a specific population. This week you will select a population either from where you work or intern, or one from your community. In a 1-2 page paper identify the population you have selected. Describe the characteristics of the population. These characteristics could include age, gender, ethnicity, health practices, health status, and/or socio-economic status. Be sure to format your paper per APA standards and be sure to use in-text citations where necessary. Also, be sure to include a reference page when required. For more information on APA, please visit the Online Library, which is available through the Resources tab.

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Strategic planning is used by business and organizations alike to plan for the long term. In this course, students will develop a strategic plan to improve the health for a defined population. This may be the people in your community or patients at your healthcare organization. Beginning in Module 02 when you select and identify your population, you will develop a strategic plan to meet the unique needs of your population. The weekly written assignments through Module 08 will comprise the elements of the strategic plan and you will compile the different elements into your final plan in Module 10 based on the feedback from your instructor.

Your goal is to answer the following questions:

  • What will we do?
  • Who will we do it for?
  • How will we do what we want to do?

Due Date

Your final project is due in Module 10. Along the way you are responsible for researching and writing different portions of the plan according to the following Time Line. You will be given specific instructions for each week in the weekly modules.

Time Line

ModuleAssignment
01Topic Introduction
02Select Population and Identify Attributes of Population
03Mission and Vision for Your Plan
04Internal or External Analysis
05Objectives of Your Plan
06Communicating with Your Target Population
07Develop Your Overall Strategy
08Proposed Action Plan
09Apply suggestions/feedback and prepare your Final Strategic Plan
10Submit Final Strategic Plan

Requirements

Your final paper must 8-10 pages long. It should include all seven elements presented above. There should be an introduction that identifies the healthcare provider selected for the project and a conclusion. The paper must use a minimum of four academically accepted sources that are cited on the References page and referenced in in-text citations in the paper. APA documentation must be used. For more information about APA, visit the Online Library, which is available through the Resources tab.