Program Planning and Coordination Project Guidelines Custom Essay

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Department of Applied Health Sciences
Program Planning & Coordination Project Guidelines
Report #1: Needs Assessment
1. Description of the Project Context and Setting
2. Selection of Planning Framework
3. Define and Characterize Priority Population
4. Characterize and Define the Health Problem
5. Key Stakeholders/Leaders and Supporters
6. Mission, Goal and Objectives
1. Description of the Project Context and Setting

� Identify a community or organizational partner that currently deals with the health problem and would be in a position to collaborate (at least theoretically) with you on your Project. This partner could be a government agency (i.e. local health department), school setting, a non-profit organization (i.e. American Cancer Society), a for-profit health organization (i.e. Blue Cross/Blue Shield), or a corporation or business entity.
I had done this step and chose (Alcohol Abuse among college student at Indiana State University) the community partner will be (The Student Health Promotion Department in ISU)
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� Describe your selected community partner. Briefly describe how you might be able to collaborate with this partner in addressing the key health issue. Also include the following information about your community partner:
o Name and location of the partner
o Name of the director or other key contact person and contact information (email and phone number)
o Mission statement or purpose of the partner
o Any other relevant information about the partner

2. Select Planning Framework

� Identify the planning model or framework that you will use to structure and organize the planning process. (See chapter 2 and additional materials on BlackBoard). I will send the document to you
� Why did you choose this planning model or framework? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages relevant to your project.

3. Define and Characterize the Priority Population

� Discuss the demographic and sociocultural characteristics of the priority population. You will need to find and use a variety of data sources to define and characterize the priority population. See chapter 4 in McKenzie, Neiger and Thackeray (2009) for a discussion of possible sources you could use.
� Consider including statistics and information about the following items in your discussion: age, gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, educational attainment, access to care, quality of life indicators, education, crime, discrimination, employment, welfare, etc.
� Include a discussion of morbidity and mortality. What are the major diseases affecting this population? What are the leading causes of death?
� Conclude this section by answering the following questions. Use evidence (data) from your discussion to support your answers.

1) What are the needs of the priority population?
2) Which subgroups within the priority population have the greatest need and where are they located geographically?

4. Characterize and Define the Health Problem

� Characterize and define the health problem in relation to your target population. Use epidemiological data in your discussion to describe the health problem in relation to your target population. How many are affected? How does this health problem affect quality of life, productivity?
� Describe the risk factors related to this health problem for the target population. What are the behavioral and environmental determinants associated with this problem for the target population?
� Include a discussion of relevant attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge related to the health problem.
� Describe the relationship between this key health issue and the leading health indicators in Healthy People 2010/2020. (See )

6. Mission, Goal, and Objectives

� Write a mission statement for your program (for examples see Box 6.2 on p. 140 of McKenzie, Neiger and Thackeray, 2009).
� Write one (1) program goal that will define the main outcome of your program (for examples see Box. 6.3 on p. 141 of McKenzie, Neiger and Thackeray, 2009)
� Write the objectives that will need to be met in order to achieve the program goal (see pp. 138-158 in McKenzie et al., 2009). Write at least:
o Two (2) process (formative or administrative) objectives
o Two (2) impact (learning, action/behavioral, and/or environmental) objectives
o One (1) outcome (program) objective
� Each objective must be SMART and include: the outcome (what), priority population (who), conditions (when), and criterion (how much). (for examples see Box 6.6 on pp. 148-150 of McKenzie, Neiger and Thackeray, 2009)

Use at least ten (10) different references/sources to support Report #1. Follow the criteria for credible sources for academic writing listed in the syllabus.
Appendix A: Key Stakeholder/Leaders Interview Questions and Answers

Length of Papers will be 8 – 12 pages (double-spaced with one inch margins on all sides) or about 2,000 � 3,000 words.

General Directions
Document Format
� All papers must be submitted as MS Office Word documents, using a 12-point font, double-spaced (line spacing set to 2.0) and with page numbers centered at the bottom of each page. The margins should be 1 inch on all sides.

� The title of each report, section titles and order are specified below. You must use the section titles as listed in these guidelines. Do not skip sections or make-up your own titles. All titles should be bolded and sections numbered (using Roman numerals) as shown in the guidelines.

� The first page of each report should be the title page that includes the following information in this order:
o Report title
o Community Partner
o Target Population
o Health Issue
o Student’s name
o HLTH 619 Seminar Spring 2012
o Date submitted

Content: The content that must be included in each report is specified in these guidelines. Do not skip sections and address each point listed.
Writing Style, Sources and APA Format
� Use proper grammar and spelling. Proof-read your papers, as points will be deducted for these errors.
� All reports must be written in a scholarly manner using proper APA format (6th edition).
� Credible sources appropriate for academic writing should be used to support your narrative. Follow the guidelines for credible sources in the syllabus. Your sources must be cited in-text and using a reference list following APA format (6th edition). A minimum number of sources is specified for each report. Do not use Wikipedia as a source.

� Your paper must not consist of more than 10% direct quotes. This means that no more than 10% of your writing can consist of direct quotes from sources. (Quotes from stakeholder or potential participant interviews will not be included in this percentage.) Generally, you should paraphrase and summarize the information in your own words and cite the source using APA format. This demonstrates your understanding and synthesis of the information.

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