Training Session for Policy Implementation

Develop a 2-5-page training strategies summary and annotated agenda for a training session that will prepare a role group to succeed in implementing your proposed organizational policy and practice guidelines.

Introduction
Training and educating those within an organization who are responsible for implementing and working with changes in organizational policy is a critical step in ensuring that prescribed changes have their intended benefit. A leader in a health care profession must be able to apply effective leadership, management, and educational strategies to ensure that colleagues and subordinates will be prepared to do the work that is asked of them.

As a master’s-level health care practitioner, you may be asked to design training sessions to help ensure the smooth implementation of any number of initiatives in your health care setting. The ability to create an agenda that will ensure your training goals will be met, and will fit into the allotted time, is a valuable skill for preparing colleagues to be successful in their practice.

Note: Remember that you can submit all, or a portion of, your draft strategy summary and annotated training agenda to Smarthinking for feedback, before you submit the final version for this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.

To help ensure a smooth rollout and implementation of your proposed policy and practice guidelines, design a training session for one of the role groups in the organization that will be responsible for implementation.

Write a brief summary of your strategies for working with your chosen role group.
Explain how this training session will help prepare the group to succeed in implementing your proposed policy and practice guidelines, and why you chose this group to pilot your proposal.
Prepare an annotated agenda for a two-hour training session.
During this training session, you will want to ensure that the individuals you are training understand the new policy and practice guidelines. You will need them to buy into the importance of the policy in improving the quality of care or outcomes and their key role in successful policy implementation. You must help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in implementing the policy and practice guidelines.

As outcomes of this training session, participants are expected to:

Understand the organizational policy and practice guidelines to be implemented.
Understand the importance of the policy to improving quality or outcomes.
Understand that, as a group, they are key to successful implementation.
Possess the necessary knowledge and skills for successful implementation.
Requirements
The strategy summary and annotated training agenda requirements outlined below correspond to the scoring guide criteria, so be sure to address each main point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. In addition, be sure to note the requirements for document format and length and for supporting evidence.

Summarize evidence-based strategies for working with the role group to obtain their buy-in and prepare them to implement the new policy and apply the associated practice guidelines to their work.
Why will these strategies be effective?
What measures might provide early indications of success?
Explain the impact of the new policy and practice guidelines.
How they will be implemented?
How will they affect the daily work routines and responsibilities of the role group?
Justify the importance of the new policy and practice guidelines with regard to improving the quality of care or outcomes related to the role group’s work.
How will the policy and guidelines help improve the quality of care or outcomes?
Explain the role group’s importance in implementing the new policy and practice guidelines.
Why is the work and buy-in of the role group important for successful implementation?
How could you help the group feel empowered by their involvement during implementation?
Determine appropriate and effective instructional content, learning activities, and materials for the training session.
How will each proposed activity on your agenda support learning and skill development?
Can you complete the training within the allotted two hours?
Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions.
Proofread your strategy summary and training agenda, before you submit it, to minimize errors that could distract readers and make it more difficult for them to focus on the substance of your strategies.
Support main points, assertions, arguments, conclusions, or recommendations with relevant and credible evidence.
Be sure to apply correct APA formatting to source citations and references.
Example Assessment: You may use the following to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like:

Assessment 4 Example [PDF].
Strategy Summary and Training Agenda Format and Length
Format your document using APA style.

Use the APA Style Paper Template [DOCX]. An APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX] is also provided to help you in writing and formatting your strategy summary and agenda. Be sure to include:
A title page and references page. An abstract is not required.
A running head on all pages.
Appropriate section headings.
Be sure your strategy summary and agenda is 2–5 pages in length, not including the title page and references page.
Supporting Evidence
Cite 2–4 external sources to support your strategies for working with the group you have identified and generating their buy-in, as well as for your approach to the training session, activities, and materials.

Note: Faculty may use the Writing Feedback Tool when grading this assessment. The Writing Feedback Tool is designed to provide you with guidance and resources to develop your writing based on five core skills. You will find writing feedback in the Scoring Guide for the assessment, once your work has been evaluated.

Portfolio Prompt: You may choose to save your strategy summary and agenda to your ePortfolio.

Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

Competency 1: Analyze relevant health care laws, policies, and regulations; their application; and their effects on organizations, interprofessional teams, and professional practice.
Explain the impact of new policy and practice guidelines.
Competency 2: Lead the development and implementation of ethical and culturally sensitive policies that improve health outcomes for individuals, organizations, and populations.
Justify the importance of a new policy and practice guidelines with regard to improving the quality of care or outcomes related to a selected role group’s work.
Determine appropriate and effective instructional content, learning activities, and materials for a training session.
Competency 4: Develop strategies to work collaboratively with policy makers, stakeholders, and colleagues to address environmental (governmental and regulatory) forces.
Summarize evidence-based strategies for working with a selected role group to promote their buy-in and prepare them to implement a new policy and apply associated practice guidelines to their work.
Explain a selected role group’s importance in implementing a new policy and practice guidelines.
Competency 5: Produce clear, coherent, and professional written work, in accordance with Capella’s writing standards.
Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions.
Support main points, assertions, arguments, conclusions, or recommendations with relevant and credible evidence.
SCORING GUIDE
CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
Summarize evidence-based strategies for working with a selected role group to promote their buy-in and prepare them to implement a new policy and apply associated practice guidelines to their work. Does not suggest approaches for working with a specific group to ensure buy-in and preparedness to implement a policy and apply practice guidelines. Suggests poorly-developed approaches for working with a specific group, which will not clearly ensure buy-in and preparedness, or strategies are not supported by evidence. Summarizes evidence-based strategies for working with a selected role group to promote their buy-in and prepare them to implement a new policy and apply associated practice guidelines to their work. Succinctly summarizes evidence-based strategies for working with a selected role group to promote their buy-in and prepare them to implement a new policy and apply associated practice guidelines to their work. Argues effectively for the efficacy of these strategies and suggests insightful measures indicative of early success.
Explain the impact of a new policy and practice guidelines. Does not describe a new policy and practice guidelines. Describes a new policy and practice guidelines. Explains the impact of a new policy and practice guidelines. Explains the impact of a new policy and practice guidelines. Offers clear insight into their implementation and effects on the role group’s daily work routines and responsibilities. Interprets complex policy considerations or practice guidelines with respect and clarity.
Justify the importance of a new policy and practice guidelines with regard to improving the quality of care or outcomes related to a selected role group’s work. Does not justify the importance of a new policy and practice guidelines with regard to improving the quality of care or outcomes related to a selected role group’s work. Presents unconvincing justification for the importance of a new policy and practice guidelines with regard to improving the quality of care or outcomes related to a selected role group’s work. Justifies the importance of a new policy and practice guidelines with regard to improving the quality of care or outcomes related to a selected role group’s work. Justifies the importance of a new policy and practice guidelines with regard to improving the quality of care or outcomes related to a selected role group’s work. Presents a compelling and persuasive argument that will appeal to the group.
Explain a selected role group’s importance in implementing a new policy and practice guidelines. Does not describe the selected group’s role in implementing a new policy and practice guidelines. Describes the selected group’s role in implementing a new policy and practice guidelines. Explains a selected role group’s importance in implementing a new policy and practice guidelines. Provides a clear, concise, explanation of a selected role group’s importance in implementing a new policy and practice guidelines. Suggests an empowering, future vision highlighting the positive contributions of the group.
Determine appropriate and effective instructional content, learning activities, and materials for a training session. Does not describe instructional content, learning activities, and materials for a training session. Describes instructional content, activities, and materials for a training session. Determines appropriate and effective instructional content, learning activities, and materials for a training session. Determines appropriate and effective instructional content, learning activities, and materials for a training session. Provides convincing justification for the effectiveness of each proposed activity in supporting learning and skill development, exhibiting insight into the group’s work and the particular demands of implementing a new policy and practice guidelines.
Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions. Does not organize content for ideas to flow logically with smooth transitions. Organizes content with some logical flow and smooth transitions. Organizes content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions. Organizes content so clarity is enhanced and all ideas flow logically with smooth transitions.
Support main points, assertions, arguments, conclusions, or recommendations with relevant and credible evidence. Does not support main points, assertions, arguments, conclusions, or recommendations with relevant and credible evidence. Sources lack relevance or credibility, or the evidence is not persuasive or explicitly supportive of main points, assertions, arguments, conclusions, or recommendations. Supports main points, assertions, arguments, conclusions, or recommendations with relevant and credible evidence. Supports main points, assertions, arguments, conclusions, or recommendations with relevant, credible, and convincing evidence. Skillfully combines virtually error-free source citations with a perceptive and coherent synthesis of the evidence.

Housing, Water, Food, and Faith in Baltimore

Prompt: Describe how RESIDENTIAL RACIAL SEGREGATION (info on this on the Research Materials Document) has shaped contemporary religious groups involved in either HOUSING, FOOD, or WATER justice efforts in Baltimore.

Pick ONLY ONE issue and ONE organization, you can ONLY CHOOSE from the following options:
1) Jews United for Justice on housing/rental court;
2) the Black Church Food Security Network on food justice;
3) the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies on water justice.
Materials on each of these issues and organizations are available in the Research Materials Document (Links to an external site.) – ONLY USE materials from this document.

Format & Guidelines for Essays:

1,200 word minimum (about 4 pages long); 12pt Times New Roman font; double spaced; 1inch margins;
ONLY use and cite information from our UWR Textbook, Guest Lectures, and Research Materials Folder (Links to an external site.) (do NOT look up or cite info from other websites or books);
Include a at least 3 APA formatted citations of your sources per each body paragraph – include only citations from the UWR Textbook, Guest Lectures, sources from the Research Materials Folder (click here for APA citation instructions (Links to an external site.))
Include an introductory paragraph with a thesis sentence (e.g. “In this essay I will…” – click here for instructions on developing a thesis statement (Links to an external site.)) and at least three more sentences outline what your essay will cover (use future tense) (100 words);
Include a concluding paragraph restating your thesis sentence (e.g. “In this essay I have…”) and the outline of what your essay covered (use past tense) and also what you personally think and learned about the subject or what work remains to be done – (200 words).

Policy Development Project

This will be a 5 page paper. Students will write in APA format and include a title and reference page. This paper should have a minimum of 5 sources. Words in Bold should be your headings.

Students will develop one Goal for addressing poverty within an at-risk population. The goal should be specific and measurable. (a good framework is SMART goals (Links to an external site.)).
Using a minimum of three sources students will provide three possible or proposed Policy Solutions which have already been explored.
From these three possible policies students will identify the single Best Policy option and explain your rationale.
Based upon one of these policies students will work to develop Policy Improvements or means for implementation. This might mean addressing intersectionality, broadening scope, making a federal proposal one that will work locally (or vice versa), this improvement could also focus on how to get public support for said policy. This does not have to be your own idea. You may find something written by an advocacy group or researcher, etc and support that improvement. Be sure to cite.
Elaborate on your policy proposal by further describing Implementation for Improvement (chose 3 to outline and explain why):
Who would be eligible?
Would your eligibility rules be selective? Universal? Means tested? Who are the intended beneficiaries? The unintended beneficiaries?
What would those who are eligible receive? Intangible or concrete benefits? Limited scope or diversified? Cash? In-kind? Vouchers?
Where and by whom would services be delivered?
Would they be centralized or decentralized? Professional providers, paraprofessionals, or lay?
How would the program or service be financed? Categorical or block grants? Entitlements or discretionary funds? Federal, state or local? Voluntary contributions, general revenues, fee for service, sliding fee scale, matching funds, dedicated tax, prior contribution, private contract?
After working on this project and taking this course, what do you think is the biggest Barrier to Policy Solutions for poverty in the United States (or California if you focused more locally)? What role do you believe your future profession plays in regards to this goal (in what ways do you think change is encouraged or impeded)?

Cultural Competency and Research Analysis

Write a 6-8 page assessment of the way circumstances in a case study unfairly impact members of one or more diverse populations, and the cultural competencies psychology, counseling, or medical professionals may use to help resolve such issues. Present research methods and findings that support your thinking and your approach to the developmental and cultural concerns of the case.
****Link for Case Study****
https://media.capella.edu/CourseMedia/PSYC4900element20848/wrapper.asp
Analyze how the problem described in the case study you selected may unfairly impact members of the populations described in the Introduction to Hays’s ADDRESSING Model document. Initially, you should brainstorm as many such effects as possible that relate to the case you selected.
When you have developed many entries, combine ideas that are similar.
Assess each of your remaining entries in terms of importance:
In what ways is it inequitable?
How great or severe is the effect?
How many people may be affected?
Take care that you do not allow your own biases to minimize your assessments.
Choose the entry that seems to be of greatest importance on the basis of your evaluation, and elaborate on that aspect for your selected case.
Instructions

Write a 6–8 page paper in which you examine three main areas as they relate to the specific case you have selected:

Theory: Application of theory to the specific case.
Research: Understanding of research methods and application of findings.
Cultural Competence: Knowledge and application of cultural competency skills.
Theory
Select a minimum of two theories that are relevant to the case you chose. The theories should help explain concerns for the client, such as developmental or contextual issues. Analyze how those psychological theories point toward potential solutions for a problem.
Of the theories you select, make sure at least one provides a framework for understanding the cultural issues between the individuals in the case.
Explain how these theories help us to understand the individual client or patient in the case and how they can direct the professionals in the case to a potential solution.
Note that theory can help us understand where the individual (client or patient) is in her development. For example, psychosocial theory would help explain individual development, or ecological systems theory would help explain the impact of environmental interaction on the individual.
Research
Select two original research studies that help us understand the situation in the case you selected and potentially lead to interventions in the case.
Cite the research studies, using APA style.
Explain the research design and methods used in the research studies. What type of research was conducted, who was studied, and how?
Describe the researchers’ findings.
Next, explain how the findings in the studies relate to the case you selected. How do these findings help us formulate a potential solution or intervention in the case?
Cultural Competence
Use a model of cultural competency to explain the competencies needed for working in a culturally diverse environment.
Apply those cultural competencies to assist the professional in your case to help resolve a particular culture-related issue.
Construct a plan to develop your own professional cultural sensitivity. For this section you may write in first person.
Explain how the guidelines you developed for the professional will help guide you in your future work as a professional.
Discuss some steps you could take to further your own growth in cultural competencies.
The following is a recommended structure for organizing your work for this assessment:

Create a title page: Write a brief title that concisely conveys the purpose of this report. It is suggested that you use the APA Paper Template [DOCX] to format your paper according to the APA manual (current edition).
Write an introduction: For the introduction section of your paper, include the title at the top of the first page. (In APA format, the word Introduction is not used as a heading.) Briefly summarize:
The case you have chosen.
How theories and research, in general terms, explain why the issue may have developed.
How the case relates to culture-related attitudes that may affect future professional behavior.
Create a heading titled Cultural Issue: Describe how the circumstances in the case study you chose unfairly impact members of one or more of the populations described in the Introduction to Hays’s ADDRESSING Model document.
Create a heading titled Theoretical Explanations: Apply two or more psychological theories to explain how this culture-related issue may have developed.
Create a heading titled Professional Behaviors: Analyze how attitudes related to culture, ethnicity, and diversity may have adversely affected professional behaviors within the case study scenario.
Create a heading titled Research Findings: Present the research methods and findings from two research studies and analyze how they relate to your selected case.
Create a heading titled Proposed Cultural Guidelines and Competencies:
Evaluate what cultural competencies a psychologist may use to help resolve this culture-related issue.
Propose general guidelines to improve or resolve this cultural issue and help prevent its reoccurrence.
Describe the competencies necessary for working in a culturally diverse environment.
Integrate psychological principles with your personal values and goals to formulate guidelines for your personal and professional behavior with regard to culture, ethnicity, and diversity.
Create a heading titled Conclusion:
Reflect upon and assess how your own attitudes associated with culture, ethnicity, and diversity may affect your future professional behaviors.
Explain how the guidelines you developed will help you.
Discuss some steps you could take to further your own growth in cultural competencies.
Refer to the Cultural Competency and Research Analysis Scoring Guide to ensure you meet the criteria for this assessment.

Additional Requirements

Your assessment should meet the following requirements:

Written communication: Written communication is well organized and free from errors that detract from the overall message.
APA style: Comply with current APA style and formatting.
Number of resources: A minimum of four academic resources.
Length: 6–8 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding the cover page and references.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Principles of Digital Analysis

First: Download a free-imaging tool and install it on your computer. Image a hard drive/USB drive/Media to include the hash value. Provide a screenshot of your image or log file created once the image is completed.

After doing the above, answer/do the following questions/prompts:

Create a report of the media imaged that includes the screenshot, and specifically discusses the following:

Integrity of the evidence including a discussion regarding how you verified the integrity of the image created.
How did you verify that the imaging tool created the image? How would you test the tool prior to imaging the media or device? Why would you use this technique to test the tool?
Discuss the search technique used for finding documents. Describe a search strategy for the image you created that would find documents with the date “2020” on the device. Use this search strategy- how many total documents are there?
Discuss comparison methods used to examine the media image. What comparisons would you make in the image created to eliminate files without “2020” in them?
Format Requirements:

Paper must be double spaced, 11 or 12 pt font and 1” margins all around.
All APA 7th edition format requirements must be followed (cover page, in text citations, reference page). Refer to APA/UMGC – learning resources found in the content page of this course.
You must have resources to support your thoughts/opinions/information. These must be cited both in text as well as at the end of the document. Your paper should not contain direct quotes, sourced material must be paraphrased.

Aristotle Philosophy Nicomachean Ethics and Politics

1. In Nicomachean Ethics I.13 Aristotle writes, “we must… suppose that in the soul too there is something else besides reason, resisting and opposing it… Now even this seems to have a share in reason, as we said; at any rate in the continent man it obeys reason—and presumably in the temperate and brave [courageous] man it is still more obedient; for in him it speaks, on all matters, with the same voice as reason.” (1102b22 – 28). Explain the passage. Your explanation should make clear how what Aristotle says supports his account of the happy life in Book I and his claim in Book II that the virtuous life is the happy life. (Please note, I am asking you to explain a specific passage, so you must take account of the details of that passage!

2. Explain as clearly as you can Aristotle’s account of slavery as it is presented in PoliticsBook I, Chapters 4 – 5 (I iv, and I v in the PDF). Your explanation should make clear the degree to which you agree or disagree with Callard’s claim (made towards the bottom of p.2 of her article) that Aristotle simply incorporates elements of the world in which he lives into his ethical theory.

Module 4: Policy, Government and Law in Public Health

Start by reading and following these instructions:

Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.
Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.
Consider the course discussions so far and any insights gained from it.
Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources if needed, use APA style as required, and check your spelling.
Assignment:
Public health officials in state offices usually participate in the analysis of proposed legislation but may have different names for the format or process used in that state. For this assignment, the term Health Policy Analysis (HPA) will be used with the following format. The student is to create an HPA using this scenario.
Scenario One:
The nurse consultant in the state office has been assigned to complete the HPA for this bill.
Complete the HPA in clear, succinct sentences. At least three references should be cited using the APA style.
House Bill No. 240 has been introduced in the state General Assembly by a patron and referred to the “Health Committee.” The bill is as follows:
That the code of this state is amended by adding a section to the ɠ 32.1-134 regarding hospital practice to read: Every hospital providing maternity care shall, before releasing each maternity patient, make available to such patient and her husband information about postpartum depression and a list of available treatment options available in the state. This information shall be discussed with the maternity patient with her physician and documented in the patient’s medical record.

Complete a health policy analysis using the following questions:
Summarize the proposed legislation. Use your own words to describe the intent of the legislation.
Describe the problem the proposed legislation is intended to address. Use secondary data to describe the problem further, as is known from the literature.
Identify the stakeholders and project the expected opinion. Indicate who would be in support of the legislation and why. Indicate who would not support the legislation and why?
Examine the risks and benefits of the proposed legislation. If this bill is passed, what would be the expected outcomes, and would that positively or negatively impact public health? If this bill is not passed, what would be the positive or negative outcomes?
Provide discussion as to the projected costs of this legislation, if any.
What would be the recommendation to the Governor?
Should the Governor strongly support the bill and make a statement that he would sign if passed by the legislature?
Should the Governor support the bill but express concerns or reservations? If so, what are those concerns? Can the proposed legislation be improved? If so, suggest the amendment/s.
Should the Governor not support and state that he would veto if it passed the legislature? Give the reasons why the bill should not be supported and vetoed.
Assignment Expectations

Length: 1500 –2000 words; answers must thoroughly address the issues in a clear, concise manner.

Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment.

Required Books — Overview of Public Health Nursing – NURS 680
1. Population-Based Nursing: Concepts and Competencies for Advanced Practice (2nd Edition) – 9780826196132
2. Epidemiology for Public Health Practice (6th Edition) – 9781284175431

Religions of Reversion

Prothero in his book Religion Matters, organizes religions into three types. He calls the third type “Religions of Reversion” referring to religions from China as well as indigenous religions: Confucianism, Daoism and Navajo Religion: Write an essay of about three double-spaced pages telling what “reversion” means in this context and how it is achieved in Confucianism, Daoism and Navajo Religion. Note similarities and differences. Evaluate this goal of reversion as a worthy goal of religion. Do you feel a need to revert to a simple life style that is more in balance with the rhythms and processes of nature?
Paper needs to be typed in MLA format. Provide at least three sources of information on the works citied page.

Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon PowerPoint
Government in the Comics.
1. Collect 12 political cartoons published within the past decade that are relevant to the government of the United States. These can address domestic or foreign policies or events. Southern politics are even better. You will probably find a large number of cartoons about Donald Trump. You could also use a president from the past. IN all of this, it will depend on your issue you want to highlight.
2. Record the date and where the cartoon was published.
3. Analyze the cartoon – describe what you see, why it is significant, and what the cartoon says
to you.
4. Presentation – Under the cartoon identify the date and source where the cartoon was published and your analysis (what do you think the cartoon is communicating, how is it relevant to American Government and your lives, why did you select this cartoon, what was the artist trying to communicate, etc.).

The power point presentation must be more than just straight forward, bulleted information. It MUST also include photos, political cartoons, your thoughts, predictions, etc. The more creative … the better the grade!

Be sure to cite all sources using APA (visit https://sites.umuc.edu/library/libhow/apa_examples.cfm) or MLA citations (visit www.citationmachine.net) if you do not you will receive a zero.

Ideas for your PowerPoint: https://www.isidewith.com/polls/domestic-policy. Locating political cartoons that touch on Constitutional issues get extra credit.

American Politics

Answer five of the following medium-length questions (300 word limit per answer). Each answer is 20 points each.

1) Why did the Articles of Confederation Fail? How did the Constitution help remedy the problems created by the Articles of Confederation?

2) What were the main points of contention between the framers in designing the Constitution and how were they resolved?

3) Most of the framers felt that the Constitution adequately protected the states against encroachment by the national government. Why, then, has the power of the national government expanded throughout US history?

4) Why have civil rights and racial issues been a major point of contention in U.S. federalism between the federal government and the states? What are some of these in that have pitted the federal government against the states in U.S. civil rights history?

5) How did the civil rights demonstrations of the 1960s change the political calculations of politicians like President Kennedy and President Johnson? How were the demonstrations planned strategically to increase pressure on politicians?

6) What are the main factors the Supreme Court takes into consideration when deciding whether or not it hears a case?

7) How are federal judges are selected for their positions? How and why have the appointment of Supreme Court judges provoked political battles in recent decades?