The final part of your project is your reflection on the administrative process of proposing a new program for a Human Services organization. In a 1-2 page paper, reflect on the process of putting your program proposal together. Detail your analysis of each section of the project, including consideration of how the section pertained to administrative leadership in Human Services. Discuss challenges you may have dealt with throughout the process and what this implies for future leadership roles.
Your submitted assignment should include your complete program proposal along with your reflection piece. Connect each section of the project into one unified submission with the following structure and in APA format:
- Cover page
- Introductory paragraph that explains the proposal
- Needs Assessment
- Program Design
- Implementation Plan with Funding Goals
- Reference Page
Before submitting your completed project, make sure you have incorporated any feedback received from your instructor and made changes accordingly.
You did a good job on the needs assessment. I’m looking forward to your project. Good job citing overall, however keep in mind that any information retrieved needs to be cited in-text. There were a couple of sentences early on that did not have a citation.
Residents in Miami-Dade in Florida continue to experience significant economic and social challenges which slow down growth and development in the area. The demography attributes from the 2010 census estimated the population to be 2,712,945 residents with persons under 18 years contributing the largest percentage. The white race alone makes up 78.3%, the black and African American comprise 18.5% while other races include the remaining portion. Total housing units by 2016 were 1,021,527 with a median of 53.8% of owner-housing rate, and the median house rent is $ 1,112. Consequently, many people are rendered homeless. 80.1% of the residents have a high school diploma; however, those with a bachelor degree record a low rate of 26.9%. Moreover, per capita income records a rough $23,850 as those in extreme poverty amounts to 20% of the entire population. In addition, about 21.2% of the residents are without health insurance (United States Census Bureau, 2016). The community records high poverty levels that render many unable to afford basic necessities like housing and medical services. Only few people can secure well-paying jobs making unemployment, healthcare, housing and literacy pressing needs in the community.
Nevertheless, initiatives to address literacy are underway through the read to learn program for free books. The project uses donations to buy and distributes books every week where students and parents can access them (Hunton, 2014). Moreover, several organizations have instituted projects to help the community including; The HandOn Miami (HandsOn Miami, 2017) which organizes volunteer programs to bring change in the community through donations, clean-ups, employment, and healthcare services. Moore Charitable Foundation- concerns with environment and wildlife conservation (About, 2017). The Early Learning Coalition (About Us, 2015), it provides early childhood care and education through voluntary and affordable pre-kindergarten projects.
Despite the underway projects in the community, the programs focus primarily on the youth and families. Specific needs in health care like pediatric care, specific programs for the elderly with chronic and nutrition. Furthermore, housing needs for street families and entrepreneurship programs with the aim of reducing poverty do not receive adequate attention.
For my project, I would like to focus on the issue of health care services to the elderly living with chronic diseases. From the demographic data, there is a significant number of people without medical insurance cover. Again, on the per capita and poverty levels, managing and treatment of such diseases are bound to be a complicated process. The project will focus on capacity building, mobilizing resources, managing and treating chronic conditions among the elderly.
About. (2017). Retrieved from The Moore Charitable Foundation: https://www.moorecharitable.org/?gclid=CjwKCAiAo9_…
About Us. (2015). Retrieved from The Early Learning Coalition: http://www.elcmdm.org/our_services/index.htm
HandsOn Miami. (2017). About HandsOn Miami. Retrieved from HandsOn Miami: http://www.handsonmiami.org/
Hunton, M. (2014, September 8). Miami-Dade Program Gives Needy Kids Free Books, But It’s Running Out. Retrieved from WLRN.org: http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-program-gives-need…
United States Census Bureau. (2016). Miami-Dade County, Florida; UNITED STATES. Retrieved from United States Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/miami…
You listed some great interventions to meet your program goals. One area that needed additional support is the input/resources. These should be raw materials used such as staff, volunteers, office space etc. There also needed to be a discussion of the constraints/barriers.
Case management is characterized by identifying the affected elderly people, assess the available healthcare services, develop a plan for the identified participants, putting in place an action plan for care and results monitoring. This involves education, Intervention, Community Health and Intervention. ( United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. 17-19)
This section defines the chronic disease management as a proactive, organized, multicomponent approach to delivery of healthcare to elderly people in the society; particularly those with chronic diseases. This involves weight management, diet intervention and clinical benchmarks.
This section is made up of activities and events involving reach. These events are carried out by the selected staffs so as to be able to come up with the intended desire or characteristic. This activities and events of reach involves home visits, screening, patients insured, health Insurers, streamed access and care and social services. Moreover, it involves Collaboration with a system of community health, govt, funders and policy makers.
Short-term, middle-term and long-term outcomes.
This section highlights the results expected from the program after actions of capacity building, resource mobilization, treatment and management of chronic conditions among the elderly persons. Short-term outcomes describe those results that are immediately realized such as improved psychological outcomes, improved follow-up or provider services and initiatives to change community outcomes and factors of micro-level nature. On the other hand, middle-term outcomes are those results that are not immediately realized but again they donâ€™t take long time to be realized. They include designing models for efficient and effective case management. This section also involves coming up with models for efficient and effective response to elderly health and replication of this models. Furthermore, long-term results are outcomes that include healthy elderly people hence objectives met, Sustainable partnerships involving the community and Realized Changes institutional and Cultural norms in the society. ( Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Living Well with Chronic Disease: Public Health Action to Reduce Disability and Improve Functioning and Quality of Life. 7-10)
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Living Well with Chronic Disease: Public Health Action to Reduce Disability and Improve Functioning and Quality of Life. Living well with chronic illness : a call for public health action. Washington D.C: National Academies Press, 2012. Print.
United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Trends in long-term care : adult day care and other options in Michigan : hearing before the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session, September 22, 1984, Warren, MI. Washington: U.S. G.P.O, 1985.
implementing funding and plan
excellent job on the implementation paper. You identified each target area and how it would be measured. You also provided a solid funding plan.
Implementation Plan for Case Management
The implementation plan to be discussed below is for case management characterized by identifying elderly people, accessing available healthcare services, developing a plan for the identified participants, putting in place an action plan and result monitoring. It involves education, community health, and intervention (Jacobs, Broese van Groenou, Aartsen, & Deeg, 2016).
- Identification and Selection of the participants
- Provider selection
- Medication Program
- Support and encouragement
The first step in implementing the case management will involve identifying the people from the community who need help regarding healthcare. The group to be focused in this case will be the elderly. A criterion for selection will be identified and will involve men and women of the age 65 and above who are homeless or with no one to look after them. Identification will also involve recording the medical needs of each of the participant for the medication program.
After identification and selection, it will be essential to make sure that the participants are aware of the program they will be participating. A one to two days education forum will be planned for all the elderly people selected to teach them about the need to maintain good health and proper diet.
The process of disease management and delivery of healthcare to the elderly people will require the choice of an excellent medical provider. Selection of the provider will involve determining the most affordable institution.
In this step, each participant will be placed in a medical program from the identified service provider. The medical program is expected to run for several weeks to help each person to realize the therapeutic goal.
The medication program is not likely to be easy for each of the participants. In between the course of the medication, there will be small forums aimed at encouraging and supporting the clients to overcome some of the barriers experienced in the treatment process.
Support and encouragement will ensure that all these elderly people complete their health programs. It will assure proper community health and intervention. All these activities will be in collaboration with a system of community health, the government, policymakers, and funders.
The program is expected to run on donations from different groups. Apart from financial contributions from NGOs, business enterprises, individuals and the government, fundraisers will also be held on a separate occasion to help in raising money for the course (Watson, & Hoefer, 2014). Money from the fundraisers will be aimed at meeting long-term goals of the program. Fundraising will run through different annual events, special events, and direct mail among others.
Jacobs, M. T., Broese van Groenou, M. I., Aartsen, M. J., & Deeg, D. J. (2016). Diversity in
older adultsâ€™ care networks: the added value of individual beliefs and social network proximity. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, gbw012.
Watson, L. D. & Hoefer, R. A. (2014). In C. Forrest (Ed.), Funding development. Developing
nonprofit and human service leaders: Essential knowledge and skills (pp. 123-134). Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Inc.