Posted: June 6th, 2022

Evidence-Based Policy/Program Change Proposal

The presentation should be 6–8 slides with speaker notes included. The speaker notes should represent what would be said during an oral presentation. It should not restate the content of the slides.
Identify a health issue in or around your community and a vulnerable population that is particularly affected by it. (1 slide)
Identify your population using multiple demographics (e.g., Heightened pregnancy rates of African-American teenage girls living in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit).
Propose a change to the program that involves a one advocacy type and one advocacy strategy. (1–2 slides)
Indicate what changes you would expect to see once your proposal is implemented. Use statistics, evidence, and your SWOT analysis results to support your decision.
Proposed changes to the program should be culturally sensitive to the population identified.
Identify at least one professional organization that you could partner with to implement the changes. (1 slide)
Explain why the professional organization would be a good fit as a partner. For example, analyze the goals of different organizations and find one that shares goals that are similar to yours.
Develop a brief action plan to show how the programmatic changes could be implemented. (2–3 slides)
Access the Community Tool Box resource at https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/structure/strategic-planning/develop-action-plans/tools
Within this resource, there are action plan guides for different types of programs and policies. Select the one that pertains most to your proposal.
Your action plan should list basic steps and requirements. The details of those steps can be described in the speaker notes section. Ensure that your speaker notes throughout are clear and represent a verbal presentation, not a repeat of the material found on the slides.
Rubric is attached.
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BC2005: Advocacy: Advocate for changes to policies or programs that positively impact the health of vulnerable populations.

Assessment Rubric
0
Not Present
1
Needs Improvement
2
Meets Expectations
Module 1: Types of Advocacy
Identify a health issue in or
around your community.

Learning Objective 1.1:
Identify community health
issues.
Response is not present.

Presentation identifies a health
issue that is not specific or one that
does not apply to the surrounding
community or evidence is not
included which support the health
issue.
Presentation identifies a specific health
issue that is present in the community.
There is evidence included which support
the health issue.
Identify a specific population
that is particularly affected
by your selected health
issue.

Learning Objective 1.2:
Identify vulnerable
populations.
Response is not present.

Presentation identifies a population
that is only moderately affected by
the health problem or the
population is described using less
than two demographics.
Presentation identifies a specific
population that is affected by the health
problem using at least two descriptive
demographics and supporting statistics.
Summarize the health
disparity program that you
analyzed in BC2004.

Learning Objective 1.3:
Describe health intervention
programs.
Response is not present.

Presentation includes an unclear,
inaccurate, or incomplete summary
of the local health program.
Presentation includes an accurate and
thorough summary of the local health
program that was analyzed in BC2004.

Identify the types of
advocacy that are used in a
local health program.

Response is not present.

Presentation provides examples of
advocacy that are inaccurate or
some types of advocacy are not
identified.
Presentation includes examples of
advocacy used in the local health
program analyzed. These examples are
described accurately and completely.

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Learning Objective 1.4:
Identify types of advocacy.
Module 2: Advocacy Strategies
Propose a change to the
program or policy that
involves a different type of
advocacy and different
advocacy strategy.

Learning Objective 2.1:
Recommend changes to
health intervention
programs.
Response is not present.

Presentation proposes changes that
do not include either a different
type of advocacy or a new advocacy
strategy.
Presentation details changes to the local
health program or policy involving at
least one different type of advocacy and
at least one additional advocacy
strategy.
Indicate what changes you
would expect to see once
your proposal is
implemented.

Learning Objective 2.2:
Predict program changes.
Response is not present.

Presentation includes expected
results that are vague or
incomplete.
Presentation clearly and accurately
predicts plausible results that would be
expected if the proposed changes were
implemented.
Use statistics, evidence, and
the results of your SWOT
analysis to support your
decision.

Learning Objective 2.3:
Justify changes to health
intervention programs.
Response is not present.

Presentation includes statistics that
are irrelevant to the problem, do
not indicate that the changes
proposed would increase efficiency,
or includes less than two statistics.
Presentation includes at least two
statistics that pertain to the health issue
and associated policy or program. The
statistics included point to the proposed
change increasing the effectiveness of
the policy or program.
Proposed changes to the
program should be culturally
sensitive to the population
identified.

Response is not present.

Presentation uses some language
and strategies that are not
appropriate for the culture of the
population identified.
Presentation uses language and
strategies that are appropriate for the
culture of the population identified.

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Learning Objective 2.4: Apply
culturally sensitive
communication strategies.
Module 3: The Role of Professional Organizations in Advocacy
Identify at least one
professional organization
that you could work with to
implement the change.

Learning Objective 3.1:
Identify professional
organizations to help
implement changes.
Response is not present.

Presentation includes a
recommended partnership that is
inappropriate.
Presentation recommends a partnership
with at least one appropriate
professional organization.
Explain why the professional
organization would be a
good fit as a partner.

Learning Objective 3.2:
Justify partnership with
professional organizations.
Response is not present.

Presentation includes a description
of the goals of the selected
organization, but those goals are not
in line with the proposed changes to
a policy or program.
Presentation includes a description of
the goals of the selected professional
organization, and those goals are in line
with the proposed changes to a policy or
program.
Module 4: Your Role as Advocate
Develop a brief action plan
to show how the
programmatic changes could
be implemented.

Learning Objective 4.1:
Develop an action plan to
implement a program
change.
Response is not present.

Presentation includes an incomplete
or unclear action plan, or more than
one required step in the plan is
missing.
Presentation includes an action plan that
details the steps required for
implementation of the proposed change
to a policy or program. The series of
steps are complete and clear.
Describe the details of the
action plan in the speaker
notes section of the
presentation.
Response is not present.

Presentation includes speaker notes
that are incomplete or unclear, or
the speaker notes repeat what is
written on the associated slides.
Presentation includes speaker notes that
detail the steps in the action plan. Each
step is addressed, and the resources
needed for each are described.

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Learning Objective 4.2:
Create detailed action plan
notes.
Mastery Rubric No Yes
Exceeds Expectations: In-Depth Analysis
Learning Objective:
Recommend changes
that are supported by
multiple sources of data
and evidence.
The changes that are proposed to a policy or program
are not supported by multiple sources of data and
evidence, and the evidence suggests that the changes
would increase the effectiveness of the policy or
program within the affected vulnerable population.

The changes that are proposed to a policy or program
are supported by multiple sources of data and evidence,
and the evidence suggests that the changes would
increase the effectiveness of the policy or program
within the affected vulnerable population.

Written Communication: Write with clarity, coherence, and purpose.
0
Not Present
1
Needs Improvement
2
Meets Expectations
Written Communication WC
1.1: Construct complete and
correct sentences. (AWE 2;
Sentence Level Skills)
Sentences are
incoherent and impede
reader’s access to
ideas.
Sentences are incomplete and/or
include fragments and run-on
sentences, limiting reader’s
access to ideas.
Sentence structure effectively
conveys meaning to the reader.

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Written Communication WC
1.2: Demonstrate the
effective use of grammar
and mechanics. (AWE 2;
Sentence Level Skills)
Multiple inaccuracies in
grammar and
mechanics impede
reader’s access to
ideas.
Some inaccuracies in grammar
and mechanics limit reader’s
access to ideas.
Use of grammar and mechanics is
straightforward and effectively
conveys meaning to reader.
Written Communication WC
1.4: Use supporting material
to support a claim. (AWE 2;
Use of Evidence)
Supporting materials
are not present.
Supporting material is used
inconsistently or inappropriately.
Supporting material is used to
enhance meaning. Writing is
appropriately paraphrased and uses
direct quotes as applicable.

Written Communication WC
1.6: Identify sources. (AWE
2; Credit to source)
Sources are missing. Writing inconsistently identifies or
misrepresents sources.
Writing clearly identifies the source of
unoriginal material and/or ideas.
Information Literacy:Apply strategies to evaluate information in order to effectively analyze issues and make decisions.
0
Not Present
1
Needs Improvement
2
Meets Expectations
Information Literacy IL 1.1:
Identify and locate credible
sources.
No sources or non-
credible sources are
present.
Sources are inconsistently
credible, appropriate, and relevant
to the topic and/or assessment.
Sources are mostly credible,
appropriate, and relevant to the topic
and/or assessment.
Information Literacy IL 1.2:
Analyze information
sources.
Analysis is not present. Analysis superficially applies
aspects of sources that are most
relevant to the topic and/or
assessment, and/or analysis is
unclear.
Analysis thoroughly and clearly
applies aspects of sources that are
most relevant to the topic and/or
assessment.
Information Literacy IL 1.3:
Synthesize information
from multiple, credible
sources.
Synthesis is not
present.
Synthesis demonstrates a vague
connection between multiple
sources and/or the topic.
Synthesis demonstrates a clear and
cohesive connection between multiple
sources and/or ideas to support a
given topic.
Interpreting Data & Quantitative Fluency: Interpret quantitative data in order to analyze issues and make decisions.
0
Not Present
1
Needs Improvement
2
Meets Expectations

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Interpreting Data &
Quantitative Fluency 1.1:
Identify conclusions from
numeric information
presented in narrative
and/or graphic form.
No conclusions are
made based on numeric
information.
Connections between conclusions
and numeric information are
vague or inaccurate.
Conclusions identified are
appropriately connected to the
numeric information.
Interpreting Data &
Quantitative Fluency 1.3:
Use quantitative data as
evidence for a decision or
recommendation.
Quantitative evidence is
not used.
Quantitative evidence does not
support or is superfluous to the
recommendation or decision.
Argument for a decision or
recommendation incorporates
appropriate quantitative data as
evidence.
Engaging Multiple Social and Cultural Perspectives: Apply strategies to develop intellectual flexibility and broad
knowledge that enables perception of the world through the perspectives of diverse social and cultural perspectives.
0
Not Present
1
Needs Improvement
2
Meets Expectations
Engaging Multiple Social
and Cultural Perspectives
1.1: Recognize the value of
one’s own and others’
social and cultural
perspectives.
Recognition is not
present.
Response demonstrates a vague
understanding of the value of
one’s own and others’ social and
cultural perspectives.
Response demonstrates a clear
understanding of the value of one’s
own and others’ social and cultural
perspectives.
Engaging Multiple Social
and Cultural Perspectives
1.2: Recognize how
knowledge from different
cultural and social
perspectives might affect
interpretations of issues in
society.
Recognition is not
present.
Response demonstrates a vague
understanding of how different
cultural and social perspectives
might affect interpretations of
issues.
Response demonstrates a clear
understanding of how different cultural
and social perspectives might affect
interpretations of issues.
Inquiry and Analysis: Apply strategies to identify, frame, and evaluate issues and problems.
0
Not Present
1
Needs Improvement
2
Meets Expectations
Inquiry and Analysis 1.1:
Identify a problem or
question in a selected area
of study.
No problem or question
is presented.
The problem or question is vague
or inappropriate to the selected
field of study.
The problem or question is clearly
stated in a form appropriate to the
selected field of study.

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Inquiry and Analysis 1.3:
Evaluate theories and
approaches to explain
complex problems within a
chosen field of study.
No theoretical approach
is presented.
A theoretical approach is vaguely
presented.
A theoretical approach to the problem
or question is presented and justified.
Technology: Use technology effectively.
0
Not Present
1
Needs Improvement
2
Meets Expectations
Technology 1.1: Apply the
features of technology
programs (i.e., Excel,
Word, PowerPoint) to
communicate information
effectively.
Technology program is
not applied
appropriately.
Technology program includes
multiple formatting issues and/or
is difficult to interpret.
Technology program includes proper
formatting. Data can be easily read
and interpreted.

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