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HC 466 Plan & Org Comm Hlth Services
Brown, Nate


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Course

HC 466 Plan & Org Comm Hlth Services

Semester

U1T 2011 DL

Faculty

Brown, Nate

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.S.H.S. Public Health
B.S. Environmental Management
Registered Sanitarian

Office Location

Aberdeen, MD

Office Hours

6:00-8:00 P.M. EST

Daytime Phone

(915) 588-1499

E-Mail

nate.lee.brown@us.army.mil

entodaddy@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

6/6/2011-7/31/2011

Class Days

Online

Class Time

Online

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Community-Based Health Organizations

Required Edition: 2005 Bayne-Smith, Marcia

ISBN: 9780787964863


Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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Course Description:
HC466 Planning and Organizing Community Health Services: Organization and management of community based and public health agencies. Strategic planning for national, state, and local trends, community needs, and projected changes in society and health care. Administration of personnel, information systems, accreditation requirements, facilities, finances, external services contracts, community relations, and technology in clinics, home health, schools, industry, and other community based agencies. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitators educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, websites and writings.  The facilitator will engage each learner and encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply management skills to the organization of community based and public health agencies.
  2. Design strategic planning in light of national, state and local trends and community needs and projected changes in society and health care.
  3. Coordinate the personnel, information systems, accreditation requirements, facilities, finances, external services contracts, community relations, and technology.
  4. Differentiate the organization and administration of hospitals to that of clinics, home health, schools, industry and other community based agencies.
  5. Differentiate the organization and administration of hospitals to that of clinics, home health, schools, industry and other community based agencies.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
This is the planned class assessment.  If your needs or my needs change, I reserve the right to modify the schedule.  Generally, each week I will introduce you to a new unit using the following format;


* New Announcements (to be announced or TBA)
* Overview
* Learning Objective
* Assigned Reading
* Instructor Lecture
* Interactive Learning Activity
* Mastery Of Objective Assessment

Please always read (print if you like) the Home Page of each Unit scheduled. You can use this as a checklist to make sure you have completed all the Unit’s requirements. 


Each Student will be graded on his/her contribution to the coursework on examination, quizzes and during discussion.



Grading:

In order for you to be considered for a passing grade, you must successfully complete Interactive Learning Activities, and Mastery of Objective assignments (as directed) during the 8 weeks, including familiarity with the Key Terms and Definitions.

 

Interactive Learning Activity as Theme 1: Learning activities, outside the key terms and definitions, lectures with diagrams and / or supporting PDF articles, and the discussion threads with peers and the instructor and web sites to further support discussions. Each discussion thread is worth 30 points and in addition to the student's own posting, they must post two (2) additional times commenting upon the thoughts expressed in a peers' or intructor's postings.

 

Mastery of Objectives as Theme 2: Mastery of objectives include quizzes and individual work assignments of research and scholarly papers of 2 pages using web site links that are already provided. There are five (5) quizzes ranging from 5 points to 35 points each.  There are three (3) individual work assignments worth 25 points each.

 

There are two (2) major exams, a midterm worth 200 points and a final worth 265 pts.  See the Grading Plan below.

Possible Points:


Unit                                                                                                                                                                          Grade Points and Percentage Weight

Category

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Pts

%

Pts

%

Pts

%

Pts

%

Pts

%

Pts

%

Pts

%

Pts

%

Pts

%

Learning Activity

30

66

30

85

30

55

30

55

30

50

30

46

30

42

30

55

240

55

Mastery of Objectives

10

34

5

15

15

45

15

45

30

50

35

54

40

58

25

45

275

45

Total

40


35


45


45


60


65


70


55


415

100












 


Exam                                                           Grade Points and Percentage Weight

Category

Midterm

Final

Total

Pts

%

Pts

%

Pts

%

Mastery of Objectives

200

100

265

465

100

Total

200


265

465

100

Total Unit vs. Exam                                              


Category

Total


Pts

%


Unit 1-8

440

50


Exams

440

50


Total

880

100





Grading Scale

Percent

Pts

Grade

90 – 100

792 - 880

A

80 – 89

704 - 791

B

70 – 79

616 - 703

C

60 – 69

528 - 615

D

Below 60

0 - 527

F



The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Student without prior permission to submit an assignment late will be penalized 1 point for every day the assignment is late.  72 hours past submission date without prior authorization will result in a "F" for his/her submission. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All student are required to conduct themselves in a respectful manner.  Inappropriate behavior will be reported to school administration and the student will be dropped from this course. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1, June 6-12, 2011

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the social, economic, political, cultural, legal, and linguistic forces that influence the types of health services, and the methods of delivering health services in a local community.
  • Relate the many components that must be receptive to change within a local community; components essential for a health services to successfully organize and advance (e.g., political climate, strong social capital, social cohesion, a civil society, and a well-organized advocacy network).
  • Identify the changing roles of local, state, and federal government delivering health services in local communities.

Assignments due: 12 June 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Discussion Initial discussion due 8 June 2011; 2 peer responses due 8 June 2011

·        Quiz 12 June 2011 11:59 PM CST

Week 2, June 13-19, 2011

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain why a CBHO's organizational capacity [technological] to plan, advocate, deliver, monitor, and evaluate culturally acceptable preventive and primary care services must be developed to improve community health outcomes.
  • Explain the multiple functions a CBHO may adopt to organize residents in building the community's social capital and level of social cohesion which contributes to community empowerment and development and ultimately to improved health outcomes.
  • Explain the importance access to culturally appropriate health services serves in achieving and sustaining good-quality health outcomes.

Assignments due: 19 June 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Discussion due: Initial discussion 15 June 2011 and 2 peer responses due 17 June 2011

·        Quiz due: 19 June 2011 11:59 PM CST

Week 3, June 20-26, 2011

Learning Objectives: 

    • Recognize the differences CBHOs may have between them in terms of structure, mission, and internal and external operations and how they contrast with hospitals, home health, schools, public health agencies.
    • Explain the importance a CBHO's mission statement serves to provide a guide for all of the organization's activities and programs.
    • Explain the importance of a board of directors role in setting the organization's policies and acting as the public face as a means to provide greater legitimacy in the eyes of the outside world.
    • Illustrate the importance of why an organizational structure of a CBHO should be defined in the important documents it crafts, which include the table of organization, a constitution and by-laws, a strategic plan, and a fund development plan.

Assignments due: 26 June 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Discussion due: 22 June 2011; 2 peer responses 24 June 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Quiz due: 26 June 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Individual Work due: 26 June 2011 11:59 PM CST

Week 4, June 27-July 3, 2011

  • Learning Objectives: 
    • Explain the importance of why health is defined to include the underlying causes of diseases, perceptions of health and illness, and delivery and use of health care within a community's cultural, social, economic, and geopolitical aspects.
    • Cite why services to ethnic and immigration populations are more effective when they are neighborhood-based; when community members are included in the assessment of needs and the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs.
    • Point out why poor health is closely associated with low socioeconomic status, and why any attempt to address the health care needs of a population must provide families with economic opportunities, social networks, and services that help them.

Assignments due: 3 July 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Discussion due: 28 June 2011; 2 peer responses 30 June 2011 11:59 PM CST 

·        Quiz due : 3 July 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Individual Work due: 3 July 2011 11:59 PM CST

Week 5, July 4-10, 2011

  • Learning Objectives: 
    • Recall that state legislatures determine how much power city governments have and the minimum services they must provide for residents.
    • Indicate the mix of skills nonprofits have had to develop to survive; skills that equip them to negotiate for their share of city resources.
    • Explain how political advocacy can extract the necessary goods and services from the system and contribute to long-term community sustainability. 

Assignments due: 10 July 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Discussion due: Initial discussion 6 July 2011; 2 peer discussion due 8 July 2011 

·        Quiz due: 10 July 11:59 PM CST

·        Midterm Exam due: 10 July 11:59 PM CST

Week 6, July 11-17, 2011

  • Learning Objectives: 
    • Recognize CBHOs rely heavily on government funding for support, a more restrictive health care financial environment, and face market competition that threatens long-term survival. 
    • Identify how CBHOs must increase their chances of survival to ensure growth and sustainability.
    • Identify why CBHOs must evaluate their programs and services in order to amass the kinds of data that will provide evidence of what strategies are effective, how they were implemented, and what makes the CBHO approach a successful format for improving health outcomes. 

Assignments due: 17 July 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Discussion due: Initial Discussion due 13 July 2011 and peer responses due 15 July 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Quiz due: 17 July 2011 11:59 PM CST

Week 7, July 18-24, 2011

  • Learning Objectives: 
    • Cite the most significant domestic challenge for government and health care systems in the U.S.
    • Explain why CBHOs are centrally positioned to transform health delivery by empowering communities and improving health outcomes.
    • Explain the various health services models (CBHOs, CHCs, CBOs) and illustrate how they share common goals; organizing for the purpose of rebuilding social capital and social cohesion and strengthening civil society; organizing for community health education based on the principles of participation and; organizing as a process of community empowerment and leadership development that ultimately leads to community change. 

Assignments due: 24 July 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Discussion due: Initial discussion due 21 July; 2 peer response 23 July 11:59 PM CST 

·        Quiz due: 24 July 2011 11:59 PM CST

Week 8, July 25-31, 2011

  • Weekly Learning Objectives: 
    • Defend the vision for the future of health care in the U.S. being replicated around the world that includes greater emphasis on prevention, education, and wellness; greater attention to nonmedical contributing factors to premature morbitity; and a more comprehensive focus on the whole person. 
    • Explain how CBHOs stand out as the most viable component of the health care system for delivery of preventive, wellness, and advocacy services.
    • Explain how CBHOs are uniquely positioned to be the trusted stewards of information regarding client or patient use of culturally sanctioned healers and age-old health practices, which is information that is not likely to be shared with mainstream providers.

Assignments due: 31 July 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Discussion: Initial discussion due 28 July; 2 peer responses 30 July 11:59 PM CST 

·        Quiz due: 31 July 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Individual Work due: 31 July 2011 11:59 PM CST

·        Final Exam Complete by 1 August 2011 11:59 PM CST and returned to Instructor


Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Any student found to have committed any form of academic dishonesty will be given a "F" and dropped from this course.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Student in this class that are believed to have knowingly plagiarized any documents as his/her own work will be given a "F" and dropped from this course.

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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