Posted: February 28th, 2023
As a master’s-level health care practitioner, you are expected to consider a number of factors when supporting change by analyzing the feasibility of a new initiative or identifying an issue within your organization. For example, you must take into consideration the various types of risk (such as patient safety, physical plant, financial, or reputation), as well as the present and future value of the service line or economic opportunity you are invested in. Additionally, you must also balance your ethical and moral responsibility to provide quality care to patients and populations while protecting your organization’s assets and economic viability in the near and long terms.
For this assignment, you will develop a 10-slide business PowerPoint for the economic issue you have been working with as your topic in the previous week. You will then present this PowerPoint using Kaltura and submit the video.
This presentation asks you to examine the feasibility and cost-benefit considerations of implementing a proposed solution for your chosen issue, as well as analyze ways to mitigate risks.
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, note the requirements for document format and length and for supporting evidence. Review the assignment instructions and scoring guide to ensure you understand the work you will be asked to complete and how it will be assessed.
You may also wish to consult the
Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations [PPTX]
if you need additional guidance as you are assembling your presentation.
Overall, your assignment submission will be assessed on the following criteria:
This is an opportunity to tell your story and what the initiative means to you as a health care practitioner. Remember, this is a presentation. So, you want to be engaging and persuasive in order to build support for what you will be proposing to do later in the presentation.
Make sure to present at least an overview of the data and numbers you are basing your cost-benefit analysis on.
Touch upon the ways in which potential risks could pose a threat to the financial security of your organization or care setting while you are addressing the ways to mitigate risk.
Support your explanation with evidence-based research or scholarly sources.
Include the potential benefits of implementation to your organization, your colleagues, or the community at large.
Support your initiative with evidence-based research or scholarly sources.
Make sure that your changes or solution are not unfairly burdening or disadvantaging any specific groups.
Double check that your changes or solution do not pose any ethical issues and are not culturally insensitive.
Ensure that both access and cost are equitable across all groups in the community that the proposed solution will be affecting.
If you need more guidance on recording a video with Kaltura, refer to the audio and video information in Tools and Resources for
to record your presentation.
Be sure to reflect on the readings and discussions you have completed so far and consider how the content of these activities might inform your approach to this assignment. Ask your instructor any questions you have about the assignment.
Note: As you revise your writing, check out the resources listed on the Writing Center’s
Your work will be evaluated using this criteria.
VIEW SCORING GUIDE
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:
Summarize the problem and the potential impact the health care economic issue has on you, your colleagues, your organization, and the community at large.
Explain how your proposed solution is culturally sensitive, ethical, and equitable within the context of the community and health care setting it will be implemented.
Explain the feasibility and cost-benefit considerations of your health care economic issue, as well as three ways to mitigate risks to the financial security of your organization or health care setting.
Describe the changes or solution that you propose be implemented in order to address the economic issue.
Convey purpose, in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and scholarly communication standards.
Social Determinants of Health
Economics and Decision Making in Health Care
January 27, 2023
Social Determinants of Health
Healthcare economics is a complex and ever-changing field of study that directly impacts communities and populations. One of the most pressing issues in this field is the social determinants of health: the conditions in which people live, grow, are born, and age. The social and economic environment, including the distribution of money, power, and resources at a societal level, primarily determine these conditions. As a result, social determinants of health play a significant role in determining the health outcomes of individuals and communities. They are often linked to healthcare access, quality, and product disparities. The paper discusses the social determinants of health and their impact on a specific community or population, the rationale for choosing this healthcare economic issue, and how it has affected the work, organization, colleagues, and community.
The impact of social determinants on health and the outcome of healthcare can be seen in various ways. For example, people living in poverty are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease due to limited access to healthy food, safe housing, and preventative healthcare (Maness et al., 2021). Furthermore, people living in poverty are more likely to suffer from mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, due to limited access to mental health resources. In addition, people living in specific neighborhoods are more likely to suffer from environmental health issues, such as water and air pollution, due to their proximity to industrial sites. The rationale for choosing social determinants of health as a healthcare economic issue is that it affects the health outcomes of individuals and populations across the country. Furthermore, tackling the issue of social determinants of health is essential to reducing health disparities and improving population health outcomes.
The social determinants of health have significantly affected work, organization, colleagues, and community. In work, I have seen firsthand how social determinants of health can impact the health outcomes of individuals and populations. I have seen how access to resources such as healthcare, education, and housing can improve health outcomes and how the lack of access to these resources can lead to poorer health outcomes. In the organization, colleagues have worked to reduce health disparities by focusing on the social determinants of health through education, advocacy, and community building. In my community, I have seen how the lack of access to resources can lead to poorer health outcomes and how addressing social determinants of health can help to improve population health.
The gap contributing to the need to address social determinants of health is the need for more access to resources for specific populations. For example, disadvantaged populations often have limited access to healthcare, education, and housing resources. It can lead to poorer health outcomes (Palmer et al., 2019). Furthermore, specific populations may be more likely to be exposed to environmental health issues, such as air and water pollution, due to their proximity to industrial sites. Addressing these gaps is essential to reducing health disparities and improving population health outcomes.
In conclusion, the social determinants of health are the conditions in which people live, work, are born, and age, which shape individual and population health outcomes. These conditions include social, economic, and environmental factors such as education, housing and transportation, access to healthcare, and income and employment. These factors interact with biological and behavioral determinants and can contribute to health disparities across populations. Access to resources such as healthcare, education, and housing can improve health outcomes. However, access to lacked resources is a gap that needs to be addressed.
Maness, S. B., Merrell, L., Thompson, E. L., Griner, S. B., Kline, N., & Wheldon, C. (2021). Social determinants of health and health disparities: COVID-19 exposures and mortality among African American people in the United States.
Public Health Reports,
Palmer, R. C., Ismond, D., Rodriquez, E. J., & Kaufman, J. S. (2019). Social determinants of health: future directions for health disparities research.
American Journal of Public Health,
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