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Closing the Gap in Health Disparities – Presentation

In this assignment you will research the health disparities of a selected population group of your choosing and develop a cultural competency model designed to train staff to increase access and health care outcomes within the community they serve. The real-world deliverable for this assignment will be a PowerPoint presentation that could be delivered at a public health conference.

Consider the following scenario to help set the stage for this presentation. You may use your own organization as the model or any other organization that aligns with this scenario.


The Scenario

You and members of your organization have been asked to give a presentation at your state’s annual public health conference. Your agency serves a diverse population and has developed a cultural competency model for staff that has shown increased access and health care outcomes within the community.


Assignment Preparation

The information you will need to gather for this assignment is similar to the type of information you found when completing the assignments in Units 3 and 5. Once you have selected the population group to study, you will need to do the following:

· Collect the demographic data of your selected population group.

· Assess their health care needs.

· Locate examples of best practices that have successfully been used to reduce health disparities in similar populations.

· Create a cultural competency model that consists of the knowledge, skills and attitudes staff from the scenario could incorporate in to their health care practices.

Use the Capella library and the Internet to find additional articles and Web sites so that you can compare and contrast cultural competency practices from around the world. The goal of this additional research is to identify similarities and differences in approaches that have successfully closed gaps in disparities faced by the population group you are studying.


Assignment Instructions

Develop a PowerPoint presentation designed to be presented at a public health conference that provides an overview of your analysis of the health disparities in a specific population along with a suggested model for improving cultural competency in health care organizations serving that population group:

· Identify the populations served.

· Consider the definition of population groups as described in Unit 1.

· Provide background information on the populations).

· Include data provided in the Population Demographics Fact Sheet, similar to the one you developed in Unit 3.

· Outline health behaviors/implications that are significant for the populations.

· Build upon the information from a Health Care Needs Assessment, similar to the needs assessment you created in Unit 5.

· Provide an overview of a cultural competency model developed for training staff.

· It should be clear how the model directly relates to lessening health disparities based on social factors that are specific to the identified population. Your model should highlight the key knowledge, skills and attitudes health care staff in your organization are integrating in to their health care practices.

· Provide general recommendations for other organizations about improving their organization’s cultural competency.

· Draw examples from organizations that have collaborated across international boundaries to improve practices for similar populations.

· Include suggestions for increasing inter-professional communications with other members of the community who serve this population.


Additional Requirements

There should be 10 to 15 slides, and the speaker notes should be utilized for each slide. The notes should be 100 to 150 words per slide.


Closing the Gap in Health Disparities – Presentation

In this assignment you will research the health disparities of a selected population group of your choosing and develop a cultural competency model designed to train staff to increase access and health care outcomes within the community they serve. The real-world deliverable for this assignment will be a PowerPoint presentation that could be delivered at a public health conference.

Consider the following scenario to help set the stage for this presentation. You may use your own organization as the model or any other organization that aligns with this scenario.


The Scenario

You and members of your organization have been asked to give a presentation at your state’s annual public health conference. Your agency serves a diverse population and has developed a cultural competency model for staff that has shown increased access and health care outcomes within the community.


Assignment Preparation

The information you will need to gather for this assignment is similar to the type of information you found when completing the assignments in Units 3 and 5. Once you have selected the population group to study, you will need to do the following:

· Collect the demographic data of your selected population group.

· Assess their health care needs.

· Locate examples of best practices that have successfully been used to reduce health disparities in similar populations.

· Create a cultural competency model that consists of the knowledge, skills and attitudes staff from the scenario could incorporate in to their health care practices.

Use the Capella library and the Internet to find additional articles and Web sites so that you can compare and contrast cultural competency practices from around the world. The goal of this additional research is to identify similarities and differences in approaches that have successfully closed gaps in disparities faced by the population group you are studying.


Assignment Instructions

Develop a PowerPoint presentation designed to be presented at a public health conference that provides an overview of your analysis of the health disparities in a specific population along with a suggested model for improving cultural competency in health care organizations serving that population group:

· Identify the populations served.

· Consider the definition of population groups as described in Unit 1.

· Provide background information on the populations).

· Include data provided in the Population Demographics Fact Sheet, similar to the one you developed in Unit 3.

· Outline health behaviors/implications that are significant for the populations.

· Build upon the information from a Health Care Needs Assessment, similar to the needs assessment you created in Unit 5.

· Provide an overview of a cultural competency model developed for training staff.

· It should be clear how the model directly relates to lessening health disparities based on social factors that are specific to the identified population. Your model should highlight the key knowledge, skills and attitudes health care staff in your organization are integrating in to their health care practices.

· Provide general recommendations for other organizations about improving their organization’s cultural competency.

· Draw examples from organizations that have collaborated across international boundaries to improve practices for similar populations.

· Include suggestions for increasing inter-professional communications with other members of the community who serve this population.



Additional Requirements

There should be 10 to 15 slides, and the speaker notes should be utilized for each slide. The notes should be 100 to 150 words per slide.

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Closing the Gap in Health Disparities – Presentation Scoring Guide

Due Date: End of Unit 9.

Percentage of Course Grade: 25%.

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Analyze population needs, assets, and capacities that affect communities’ health.

14%

Does not analyze population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health.

Analyzes population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health, but the analysis is unclear or incomplete.

Analyzes population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health.

Analyzes population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health, and identifies knowledge gaps, unknowns, missing information, unanswered questions, or areas of uncertainty (where further information could improve the analysis).

Describe how cultural values and practices are used in the design or implementation of a public health program.

14%

Does not describe how cultural values and practices are used in the design or implementation of a public health program.

Describes how cultural values and practices are used in the design or implementation of a public health program, but the description is unclear or incomplete.

Describes how cultural values and practices are used in the design or implementation of a public health program.

Describes how cultural values and practices are used in the design or implementation of a public health program, and impartially considers conflicting values and other perspectives.

Design culturally appropriate strategies for communicating a public health issue to various audiences, including stakeholders at all levels and sectors.

14%

Does not design culturally appropriate strategies for communicating a public health issue to various audiences, including stakeholders at all levels and sectors.

Designs culturally appropriate strategies for communicating a public health issue to various audiences, including stakeholders at all levels and sectors, but the strategies are unclear or incomplete.

Designs culturally appropriate strategies for communicating a public health issue to various audiences, including stakeholders at all levels and sectors.

Designs culturally appropriate strategies for communicating a public health issue to various audiences, including stakeholders at all levels and sectors, and identifies criteria that could be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies.

Compare the organization, structure, and function of health care and public health systems across national and international settings.

14%

Does not compare the organization, structure and function of health care and public health systems across national and international settings.

Compares the organization, structure and function of health care and public health systems across national and international settings, but the comparison is unclear or incomplete.

Compares the organization, structure and function of health care and public health systems across national and international settings.

Compares the organization, structure and function of health care and public health systems across national and international settings, and identifies knowledge gaps, unknowns, missing information, unanswered questions, or areas of uncertainty (where further information could improve the comparison).

Assess impacts of structural bias at organizational, community, and societal levels that pose challenges to health equity.

14%

Does not assess impacts of structural bias at organizational, community and societal levels that pose challenges to health equity.

Assesses impacts of structural bias at organizational, community and societal levels that pose challenges to health equity, but the assessment is unclear or incomplete.

Assesses impacts of structural bias at organizational, community and societal levels that pose challenges to health equity.

Assesses impacts of structural bias at organizational, community and societal levels that pose challenges to health equity, identifies assumptions on which the assessment of impact is based.

Describe methods to increase inter-professional collaboration within a community serving a specific population group.

15%

Does not describe methods to increase inter-professional collaboration within a community serving a specific population group

Describes methods to increase inter-professional collaboration within a community serving a specific population group, but the description is unclear or incomplete.

Describes methods to increase inter-professional collaboration within a community serving a specific population group.

Describes methods to increase inter-professional collaboration within a community serving a specific population group, and impartially considers conflicting service outcomes and other professional perspectives.

Identify best practices of collaborative national and international efforts that have successfully lessened health disparities in a specific population.

15%

Does not identify best practices of collaborative national and international efforts that have successfully lessened health disparities in a specific population.

Identifies best practices of collaborative national and international efforts that have successfully lessened health disparities in a specific population, but the identification is unclear or incomplete.

Identifies best practices of collaborative national and international efforts that have successfully lessened health disparities in a specific population.

Identifies best practices of collaborative national and international efforts that have successfully lessened health disparities in a specific population, and provides additional insight into the challenges faced by an organization’s implementation of new practices.