Posted: February 26th, 2023
Management Action Plan (MAP): Part 3
To complete Part 3, identify possible root causes of the opportunity for improvement (OFI). Why do you believe the problem exists? Compile a list of all possible actions that you may need to take in order to achieve your MAP goal. Be as specific and accurate as possible in considering the connections to the OFI of your identified root causes. At this stage, focus on generating as many different options and ideas as possible.
Be sure to consider, at a minimum, the following factors when brainstorming a list of possible actions:
· leadership governance and clinical performance of a healthcare administrator,
· clinical support services,
· knowledge management,
· human resources,
· financial management,
· internal consulting, and
First, create a list of your ideas, trying not to judge or analyze them at this stage. Then, following your brainstorming list, correlate your list to the need for political competence in relation to your OFI and the pursuit of health.
Note: It is understood that some of these areas may not apply to your particular MAP, but all areas should at least be considered in this process.
This part of the course project will be a minimum of three pages in length, not including the title and reference pages or material from previous project submissions. It should be organized well and contain an introduction.
Management Action Plan (MAP): Part 2
Columbia Southern University
February 14, 2023Management Action Plan (MAP): Part 2
The desired outcome from the implementation of this MAP is to create a strong public health preparedness framework that will enable society to effectively detect, prevent, and respond to public health threats such as infectious diseases, pandemics, and natural disasters. The public health preparedness framework will be developed through legislative action, policy implementation, and adequate funding. This will increase the ability of healthcare facilities, public health agencies, and community-based organizations to collaborate and coordinate strategies to respond to public health threats.
The path from legislation to implementation involves first passing legislation from various levels of government. This includes federal, state, and local levels. The legislation should include policies that provide adequate funding to improve public health preparedness and ensure that the necessary resources are available to respond to public health emergencies (Maani & Galea, 2020). The legislation should also include policies that promote collaboration and coordination among stakeholders and ensure that healthcare workers, public health professionals, and the general public have the knowledge and skills necessary to respond effectively to public health emergencies. In addition, the legislation should address social determinants of health and ensure that vulnerable populations are protected from the impacts of public health emergencies.
Once the legislation is passed, it must be implemented. This involves creating systems and procedures to ensure that the necessary resources and strategies are in place to respond to public health emergencies. This includes developing surveillance systems, improving vaccine distribution and access, increasing training and education for healthcare workers and the public, and addressing social determinants of health (Dada et al., 2022). This process should involve collaboration and coordination among stakeholders and ensure that all necessary resources are available.
Measuring and assessing the success of the MAP implementation will involve evaluating the effectiveness of the public health preparedness framework. This includes assessing the impact of the legislation and policies on the public’s ability to detect, prevent, and respond to public health threats. Additionally, surveys and interviews can be conducted to assess the effectiveness of training and education for healthcare workers and the public (Elhadi et al., 2021). Finally, data can be collected and analyzed to evaluate the impact of public health preparedness strategies on health disparities and vulnerable populations.
Limits on Time, Money, and Resources
The implementation of the MAP is limited by time, money, and resources. Public health preparedness is a complex area that demands a considerable amount of funding and resources in order to be effective. This lack of funding has become a major challenge for public health preparedness and has limited the ability to acquire new technologies and interventions that could be crucial in times of need. The insufficient funding has resulted in limited resources for training, planning, and overall preparedness activities. This has also resulted in limited research and development, which is necessary for advancing the field of public health preparedness. As a result, securing adequate funding will be a critical priority in the implementation of the MAP. This funding will be necessary in order to make the necessary investments in new technologies, research and development, and overall preparedness activities. In addition, this funding will help ensure that public health preparedness is able to respond effectively to future emergencies and public health threats. Ensuring that adequate funding is in place will be essential to the success of the MAP and will help to ensure that the public remains safe and healthy.
In addition to funding, time is an equally important factor in the implementation of the MAP. With the increasing frequency of public health emergencies, it is crucial that the response to these emergencies is both swift and effective. This means that the MAP must be implemented without delay in order to ensure that communities are protected and prepared for future public health emergencies. Any delay in the implementation of the MAP could result in serious consequences, including the spread of disease, loss of life, and economic harm. To ensure that the MAP is implemented in a timely manner, it is necessary to have clear goals, well-defined responsibilities, and a strong commitment from all stakeholders, including government agencies, healthcare organizations, and the public. Furthermore, effective planning and preparation must be in place, along with a well-coordinated response plan that can be activated quickly when needed.
Finally, the availability of resources is a significant challenge that must be addressed in the implementation of the MAP. One of the most pressing issues facing the public health system today is the shortage of healthcare workers, which has a major impact on the ability to respond to public health emergencies. This shortage of healthcare workers is particularly problematic in rural and underserved communities, where access to healthcare is already limited (Wang et al., 2020). The MAP must take this shortage into account and address it through training and education for healthcare workers and other public health professionals. By investing in the training and education of these professionals, the public health system can increase the capacity to respond to public health emergencies and better protect communities from the spread of disease. In addition, by providing healthcare workers with the skills and knowledge they need to respond effectively to public health emergencies, the MAP can help to ensure that communities are well-prepared for future public health threats. This investment in training and education is an important step in ensuring that the public health system has the resources it needs to respond effectively to public health emergencies and protect communities around the world.
In conclusion, this MAP provides a plan for creating a strong public health preparedness framework that will enable society to effectively detect, prevent, and respond to public health threats. This plan involves passing legislation from various levels of government, implementing the policies, and measuring and assessing the success of the implementation. Adequate funding, coordination and collaboration among stakeholders, training and education, and addressing social determinants of health are all necessary to ensure the success of the MAP.
Dada, D., Djiometio, J. N., McFadden, S. M., Demeke, J., Vlahov, D., Wilton, L., Wang, M., & Nelson, L. E. (2022). Strategies That Promote Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake for Black Communities: a Review. Journal of Urban Health, 99(1). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-021-00594-3
Elhadi, M., Alsoufi, A., Alhadi, A., Hmeida, A., Alshareea, E., Dokali, M., Abodabos, S., Alsadiq, O., Abdelkabir, M., Ashini, A., Shaban, A., Mohammed, S., Alghudban, N., Bureziza, E., Najah, Q., Abdulrahman, K., Mshareb, N., Derwish, K., Shnfier, N., & Burkan, R. (2021). Knowledge, attitude, and acceptance of healthcare workers and the public regarding the COVID-19 vaccine: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 955. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10987-3
Maani, N., & Galea, S. (2020). COVID-19 and Underinvestment in the Public Health Infrastructure of the United States. The Milbank Quarterly, 98(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12463
Wang, X., Zhang, X., & He, J. (2020). Challenges to the system of reserve medical supplies for public health emergencies: reflections on the outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic in China. BioScience Trends. https://doi.org/10.5582/bst.2020.01043
Management Action Plan (MAP)
Columbia Southern University
Dr. Alicia Chatman
February 7, 2023Management Action Plan (MAP)
Public Health Preparedness
I will cover Public Health Preparedness (PHP) to create a managed action plan for this project. PHP is the ability of a society to detect, prevent, and respond to issues that threaten the health of the public (Aarestrup et al., 2021). Public health threats are issues like infectious diseases and natural disasters. Public health preparedness is a multifaceted area that requires different stakeholders to collaborate and coordinate strategies. These stakeholders include healthcare facilities, public health agencies, and community-based organizations. Many changes have been made in the United States to improve PHP over the years. However, it remains an opportunity for improvement because many challenges continue to hinder its effectiveness.
These challenges are lack of funding, coordination, and collaboration among stakeholders, training and education, and failure to address social determinants of health. PHP lacks adequate funding, which has hindered it from acquiring new technologies and interventions and advancing surveillance systems and vaccines that promote public health (Yeager et al., 2020). Lack of coordination and collaboration among stakeholders is a great challenge to PHP and has led to confusion and inadequate responses during public health emergencies. Also, there is inadequate training and education for healthcare workers, public health professionals, and the general public with the knowledge and skills necessary to respond effectively to public health emergencies. In addition, current strategies have failed to address the social determinants of health. These factors increase health disparities and vulnerability, which threatens public health.
The challenges I have mentioned show an opportunity for improvement (OFI) in public health preparedness. An example of a recent event showing a need to improve public health preparedness is the Covid-19 pandemic (Aarestrup et al., 2021). The virus's global spread has demonstrated the importance of a strong and coordinated response to public health emergencies. Despite significant advances in public health, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many areas where public health preparedness remains an opportunity for improvements like training and education for healthcare workers and the public, increasing collaboration and coordination in healthcare, funding and providing resources for public health preparedness, and addressing the social determinants of health that increases vulnerability and health disparities.
The Importance of Setting an Agenda to Resolve This Problem Right Now
Public health preparedness is a critical aspect and a matter of urgency because it promotes a safe and healthy society. Public health threats like diseases, pandemics, and natural disasters require public health preparedness, which calls for setting the agenda and resolving this problem (Kost et al., 2019). The first reason is increased public health threats and a stronger public health preparedness framework. The world has recently seen a rising number of public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a significant impact on global health and security. Creating a public health preparedness framework will reduce vulnerability to threats and their impacts (Aarestrup et al., 2021). Therefore, setting an agenda to create a strong, effective public health preparedness framework help to mitigate the impact of future public health emergencies and promote the safety of communities.
Also, public health emergencies can have significant social and economic impacts. For example, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the loss of life, increased healthcare costs, and disruption to daily life and the economy. Improving public health preparedness will help mitigate these impacts and ensure society is better prepared to respond to future public health emergencies. This results in a more resilient society with a stable economy.
Moreover, addressing the challenges in public health preparedness will help to reduce health disparities and promote health equity. Public health emergencies disproportionately impact communities of color and low-income communities. This has increased health disparities in the United States. Thus, improving public health preparedness protect minority communities from the impacts of public health emergencies.
The Consequences of Not Resolving This Problem Right Now
Failure to resolve these challenges has significant and long-lasting consequences. It increases mortality rates, economic impact, and health inequality among vulnerable populations (Kost et al., 2019). The lack of a strong public health preparedness framework increases mortality rates in the United States because people cannot be protected and treated in case of emergencies like pandemics. Public health emergencies have a significant impact on the economy. For example, they increase the cost of healthcare and decrease productivity. Lack of effective public health preparedness significantly impacts a vulnerable populations like racial minorities and low-income individuals. These populations are likely to suffer because they cannot be protected and receive care in health emergencies.
Using Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH) To Resolve This Problem.
Evidence-based public health (EBPH) is an approach that uses the best available scientific evidence to inform public health decision-making and practice. Using EBPH can help to resolve the challenges in public health preparedness by improving the quality and effectiveness of public health interventions (Brownson et al., 2017). For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of EBPH helped to inform the development of effective public health strategies to slow the spread of the virus and protect communities. The scientific evidence on the transmission and spread of the virus was used to inform the development of guidelines for physical distancing, wearing masks, and other preventive measures (Sousa-Uva, 2021). Additionally, scientific evidence on the efficacy of different interventions, such as vaccines, was used to inform the development of vaccination strategies. Therefore, relying on the best available scientific evidence will help public health officials quickly identify and implement the most effective interventions to protect the public from health issues.
Aarestrup, F. M., Bonten, M., & Koopmans, M. (2021). Pandemics–One Health Preparedness For The Next. The Lancet Regional Health-Europe, 9, 100210.
Brownson, R. C., Baker, E. A., Deshpande, A. D., & Gillespie, K. N. (2017). Evidence-Based Public Health. Oxford University Press.
Kost, G. J., Zadran, A., Zadran, L., & Ventura, I. (2019). Point-Of-Care Testing Curriculum and Accreditation for Public Health—Enabling Preparedness, Response, and Higher Standards of Care at Points of Need. Frontiers in Public Health, 6, 385.
Sousa-Uva, A. (2021). Evidence-Based Public Health and the Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Pandemic. Portuguese Journal of Public Health, 39(1), 1-2.
Yeager, V. A., Balio, C. P., Mccullough, J. M., Leider, J. P., Orr, J., Singh, S. R., ... & Resnick, B. (2022). Funding Public Health: Achievements and Challenges in Public Health Financing Since the Institute Of Medicine's 2012 Report. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 28(1), E244-E255.
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