For this assignment, you will use what you have learned about population health; interprofessional collaboration and communication; the principles of ethics,

Government officials are taking action to address a chronic population health concern in your area. As a member of this community, you have a good understanding of the local demographics and population health issues, including the potential implications for policy making, health care systems, service utilization, clinical practice, education, and the workforce. In your role as a doctoral graduate and health care practitioner, you have been asked to evaluate key aspects of the situation and lead an interprofessional team of your choosing (a coalition of community members and organizations, clinical providers, health care organizations, and civic and governmental agencies), to achieve the stated goal. This leadership position requires the ability to promote prevention efforts, quality improvement, service utilization and the reduction of health care costs.

Prepare

For this assignment, you will use what you have learned about population health; interprofessional collaboration and communication; the principles of ethics, diversity, and inclusion in health care; and the ways in which scholar-practitioners lead the implementation of best practices in health care. You will apply these leadership competencies to plan the formation of a collaborative, interprofessional coalition to address a population-based health concern from a nursing, public health, or health administration perspective.

In your assignment preparation you chose one case scenario as the chronic population health concern that you and your assembled coalition will address:

Identify four or five credible sources, published within the past five years (from peer-reviewed journals, other scholarly resources, professional industry publications, or assigned readings) to support your case assessments and recommendations. (You may use additional sources, if you wish.)

Write Your Paper

To complete this assignment, you need to:

  • Analyze the impact of factors that contribute to this chronic population health concern.
    • Examine the situation from a population health perspective.
    • Provide context surrounding this concern.
    • Identify the affected groups, and the environmental, social, and financial factors.
  • Form a collaborative, interprofessional coalition to address this chronic population health concern.
    • Consider, among others, key community members and organizations, clinical providers, and local and state agencies when making your selections.
    • Select 5–10 members.
      • Who must be included?
      • Why?
    • How will member selection contribute to the goal?
    • What potential issues might arise affecting interprofessional collaboration?
    • What strategies are needed to optimize collaboration and communication among coalition members?
  • Explain potential ethical issues that might be relevant for the coalition to consider in addressing its mission.
    • Consider access to care, financial barriers, environmental constraints, and the distribution of resources.
    • Explain how ethical principles would apply situations on a micro or meso level.
      • Micro level: individual care encounters.
      • Meso level: how systems are organized to deliver and ensure quality care for patients and populations (Ho & Pinney, 2016).
    • Consider ethical codes of conduct applicable across disciplines represented in your coalition.
    • What evidence supports your conclusions?
  • Explain the principles of diversity and inclusion applicable to the formation of your coalition and its interactions with the community.
    • Consider the impact of a diverse team on achieving coalition goals.
    • How would you work within the coalition to establish a culture of inclusion, respect, and value?
    • How would you promote community engagement, cultural awareness, health equity, and access to resources? Resources can include, but are not limited to, medications, transportation, and environmental resources.
    • What are some best practices for interprofessional communication for this group?
    • What evidence supports your conclusions?
  • Explain how literature and research in the field can be used to develop best practices for addressing this chronic population health concern.
    • Locate two current, peer-reviewed studies that coalition members should consider as foundational to developing an evidence-based intervention for the situation.
    • Briefly explain how each study is relevant to the chronic population health concern.

Reference

Ho, A., & Pinney, S. (2016). Redefining ethical leadership in a 21st-century healthcare system. Healthcare Management Forum, 29(1), 39–42.

Academic Requirements

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Writing: Present a logical flow of main ideas and key points, with smooth transitions.
  • Formatting: Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.
    • Use the APA Style Paper Template [DOCX].
    • Apply correct APA formatting to your document, including
      • Spacing and margins.
      • A title page and references page.
      • A running head on all pages.
      • Appropriate section headings.
      • An abstract is not required.
    • Follow current APA guidelines for in-text citation of outside sources in the body of your paper and also on the reference page.
    • An APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX] is also provided to help you in writing and formatting your paper.
  • Length: Include 6 to 8 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page.
  • Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • References: Cite at least four credible sources from peer-reviewed journals, other scholarly resources, professional industry publications, and assigned readings to support your case assessments and recommendations.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Apply interprofessional collaboration, communication, and leadership best practices to advance population health.
    • Analyze the impact of factors that contribute to a chronic population health concern.
    • Form a collaborative, interprofessional coalition to address a chronic population health concern.
  • Competency 2: Apply professional ethics and the principles of diversity and inclusion to advance population health.
    • Explain potential ethical issues that might be relevant for a health care coalition to consider in addressing its mission.
    • Explain the principles of diversity and inclusion applicable to the formation of a health care coalition and its interactions with the community.
  • Competency 3: Explain how scholar-practitioners function as leaders in the field of health care.
    • Explain how literature and research in the field can be used to develop best practices for addressing a chronic population health concern.
  • Competency 4: Produce written work that demonstrates critical thinking and application of knowledge, in accordance with Capella’s writing standards.
    • Present a logical flow of main ideas and key points, with smooth transitions.
    • Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.

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