Before submitting your Assessment, carefully review the rubric. This is the same rubric the assessor will use to evaluate your submission and it provides detailed criteria describing how to achieve or master the Competency. Many students find that understanding the requirements of the Assessment and the rubric criteria help them direct their focus and use their time most productively.
Access the following to complete this Assessment:
Excerpts from the Community Health Needs Assessment for Western Hospital
Excerpts from Dr. Novak’s Presentation to the Center for Diabetes Care Steering Committee
Interview with Dr. Novak
Financial Projections for the Center for Diabetes Care
Use the APA course paper template available here.
Download the Writing Checklist to review prior to submitting your Assessment.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (n.d.). CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation: Community health workers/promotores de salud: Critical connections in communities. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/projects/pdfs/comm.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). Hispanic/Latino Americans and Type 2 Diabetes. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/features/hispanic-diabetes.html
Silberman, P. (2020). The Affordable Care Act: Against the odds, it’s working. North Carolina Medical Journal, 81(6), 364 – 369. https://www.doi.org/10.18043/ncm.81.6.364
Estrella, M. L., & Allen-Meares, P. (2020). Tools to measure health literacy among US African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes: A scoping review of the literature. Patient Education and Counseling, 103(10), 2155 – 2165. https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2020.04.012
To begin, imagine you have just finished your MHA and you have accepted a job offer to work for the strategy group of a healthcare consulting firm. Your first project is developing a strategy for a community health center. Your firm has been hired by Dr. Novak, a well-known endocrinologist working with Western Hospital. He is passionate about prevention and early intervention of diabetes. He has led the effort to establish a community-based program to ensure ongoing treatment for this deadly disease for Hispanic seniors in the Lowertown community. His vision is that patients receive diabetes education and ongoing treatment in the language of their choice and in a culturally appropriate manner. Proper treatment and preventive care will improve patients’ quality of life while reducing hospitalizations from diabetes complications.
Dr. Novak and his advisors plan to apply for funding from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center Fund to establish the Center for Diabetes Care. The fund supports the operation, expansion, and construction of community health centers. Before he can apply for the grant, Dr. Novak needs approval from the board of directors of Western Hospital. The board requires a detailed business case and strategic plan for the initiative.
You will create a detailed report that includes a business plan and strategic plan based on the documentation provided and any additional research you conduct. You will also summarize the business case in a slide presentation to Western Hospital’s board of directors. Finally, you will present a report to Dr. Novak outlining the business risks of opening the center and providing strategies for managing those risks.
It is November and the plan is to open the center the following April (17 months from today), which coincides with the start of Western Hospital’s fiscal year.
This assessment has three-parts. Click each of the items below to complete this assessment.
Part I: Detailed Report for Western Hospital’s Board of Directors and CEO
Read the case study documents provided. Based on this information create a 15- to 20-page report in which you build a strategic plan and business plan for the Center for Diabetes Care, which extends the reach of Western Hospital and promotes positive health outcomes. This report will be distributed to board members and the CEO prior to the presentation, and a grant proposal will be prepared based on the material in the report. The report should include text, charts, graphics, and financial data. Provide references and sources. The report must include:
The summary you will provide for this assessment differs from other Executive Summaries you have prepared during the program as it will not be a summary of your entire report, but will focus on key information needed to make your “case for action.” This Executive Overview establishes several key facts that will be useful to decision makers as they review the Strategic and Business Planning documents.
Written in an executive summary format, this section is a “case for action” explaining how the goals of the Center for Diabetes Care align with the goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Healthy People 2030, and the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) aims for quality care.
Includes a recommendation for the establishment of the Center for Diabetes Care, which takes into consideration the perspectives of internal and external stakeholders—including accrediting bodies.
Explains how the Center for Diabetes Care fits within the continuum of care for Western Hospital setting the stage for the next part of the report – The Strategic Plan.
Vision, mission, and values statements for the Center for Diabetes Care. Includes introductions for each element of the strategic plan that defines the element and explains its role in the plan.
SWOT analysis listing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to opening the Center for Diabetes Care. Includes introduction of the SWOT analysis that defines its purpose and provides rationale for key aspects of the analysis.
Introduces and describes strategies for launching and operationalizing the Center for Diabetes Care
Explains the importance of this strategic planning process and defines long- and short-term goals for the Center for Diabetes Care.
Implementation timeline for key activities required to operationalize the Center.
Analysis of financial data for the Center for Diabetes Care, including a chart summarizing the financial data.
Part II: Business Case Presentation to Western Hospital’s Board of Directors and CEO
Summarize the business case for the Center for Diabetes Care in a 5- to 10-minute oral presentation to the board of directors using voice-over PowerPoint. The oral presentation should include a 10- to 12-slide presentation in which text, charts, graphics, and financial data are presented. The presentation should also provide references and sources. As you develop the presentation, consider the information that your audience will need to know to make a decision on whether to approve Dr. Novak’s application for the grant. This information would include how the Center for Diabetes Care would:
Address unmet needs of the community that Western Hospital serves.
Improve health outcomes for the community, which will lead to positive social change.
Be structured to ensure cultural competency with the patient population.
Generate enough revenue so that it becomes financially self-sustaining by its third year in operation.
Measure the success of the project.
Part III: Managing Risks for the Center for Diabetes Care
You have impressed Dr. Novak with your business and healthcare acumen. He’s asked about risks that you have identified as you have created the business plan, strategic plan, and business case for the Center for Diabetes Care. Write a 2- to 3-page report for him explaining, in detail, the risks or concerns you have identified and potential strategies for managing those risks.