Quality Improvement Changes, 100,000 Lives Campaign

Quality Improvement Changes, 100,000 Lives Campaign

Quality Improvement Changes, 100,000 Lives Campaign

 

Vulnerable Population Summary and Proposed Program

The first of your two written assignments for the course will provide a beginning framework that you will utilize in the development of your Final Project: a proposal for a community-based program in your area. For this first written assignment, you will select one of the vulnerable groups identified in the text that will serve as your target population of interest throughout the duration of your next written assignment and Final Project.

Select one among the following groups from Chapter 1:

Vulnerable mothers and children

Abused individuals

Chronically ill and disabled people

People diagnosed with HIV/AIDS

People diagnosed with mental conditions

Suicide- and homicide-liable people

People affected by alcohol and substance abuse

Indigent and homeless people

Immigrants and refugees

Groups for special consideration (you may propose a different vulnerable population at the consent of the instructor)

Once you have selected a group of interest, write a three page paper that covers the following:

Discuss the impact that at least two of the factors below have on the vulnerability of your chosen group:

Age

Gender

Culture/Ethnicity

Income

Analyze the intersection of social, political, and economic factors affecting vulnerability (must address all three factors).

Draft the design of a new model program, not currently existent within your community. Provide a two- to- three paragraph statement that introduces your proposed community program. This section is tentative and might change as you conduct more research. At a minimum, however, items to address should include:

An explanation of the issues and risk factors experienced by the selected population.

An evaluation of the health needs of the group and a proposed continuum of care level (preventive, treatment, or long-term care) based on the group’s issues, risk factors, and needs.  Justify the proposed level with supportive research/evidence.

A description of one to two proposed services your program will include.

Your assignment should be a minimum of three pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and should include a minimum of three scholarly sources cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 

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According to Stolley, K & Glass, J (2009) the term HIV means Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection whereas the term AIDS means the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is caused by a range of conditions brought up by infectivity with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)…………………………

 

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.