Week 8: Program Evaluation and Development
Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
—Peter Drucker, The Effective Executive
As a health care administrator, it is your responsibility to make sure that your health care facility is not just operating efficiently but also effectively. What is the difference between managing your facility efficiently versus effectively? One important step in having an effective facility will require regular evaluation of what your community needs. Throughout the remaining weeks, you explore community needs in order to submit your Final Project, a Community Needs Assessment. This week, you propose a pilot study to address your community needs.
Note: Most journal articles for this course are available online through the Walden Library databases, unless linked directly in the classroom. The Course Readings List contains all of the required Walden Library resources for this course. Please click on the following link to access the applicable list for this course: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/mmha6200
Nash, D. B., Skoufalos, A., Fabius, R. J. & Oglesby, W. H. (2021). Population health: Creating a culture of wellness (3rd ed). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Dunn, L. (2014). 6 questions to evaluate population health initiatives. Becker’s Hospital Review. Retrieved from http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-blog/6-questions-to-evaluate-population-health-initiatives.html
Dunn, L. (2014). 6 questions to evaluate population health initiatives. Retrieved from http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-blog/6-questions-to-evaluate-population-health-initiatives.html. Reprinted by permission of Becker’s Healthcare.
Dunn, L. (2014). 6 types of population health interventions. Becker’s Hospital Review. Retrieved from http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/6-types-of-population-health-interventions.html
CDC. (2015). About Population Health. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dph/
CDC. (2015). Measuring Population Health Outcomes. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2010/jul/10_0005.htm
Discussion: Open Forum: Program Evaluation
This is an optional area for peer reviews of the program evaluation you complete in this week’s Assignment. The Forum is not graded. You may submit your program evaluation and ask for feedback from your peers or provide constructive feedback to program evaluations posted by one of your peers.
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Project: Final Project Program Evaluation
Your Final Project Program Evaluation must be written in standard edited English. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. See the rubric for additional requirements related to research and scholarly writing.
Throughout the past few weeks, you have been working on the many components of your Community Needs Assessment. You identified the top health problems in your community to propose a local health initiative. Then, you conducted a detailed SWOT analysis for your initiative. This week, you propose a pilot program to evaluate your initiative.
For this Assignment, in 4-6 pages design a pilot program and evaluation to address community needs for your Final Project initiative proposal. In your Assignment, be sure to include the following items:
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Week in Review
This week you continued your Final Project by designing a pilot program and program evaluation for your population health initiative.
Next week you will develop a partnership proposal with a nongovernmental organization to address your community’s needs. You also will analyze potential barriers that may occur during the partnership.