HC466 Plan & Org Comm Hlth Services

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HC 466 Plan & Org Comm Hlth Services


F1OO 2012 WO


Hutton, Angeline Elizabeth  (Beth)


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science/Accounting & Business
Master of Health Care Management

Office Location

Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.

Office Hours

9 - 5  Leave message with office personnel

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

cell - 573-644-2602




Semester Dates

August 20 - October 14  2012

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours



Community Based Health Organizations - Advocating for Improved Health

Marcia Smith - Yvonne Graham  - Sally Guttmacher

Jossey-Bass Publishing -   ISBN  0-7879-6486-7

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Articles and Community Health publications, items and applications furnished by instructor and local public health service.  

Films as appropriate by Frontline

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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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:

We will work with interactiveness based on lectures, textbook information, current newpaper and magazine articles, along with information on the Affordable Health Care Act and the policies that accompany it. 
I consider each student an adult that has chosen this field of study and my partnership for this class - therefore,I will give my utmost energy and interest to the class and will expect each student to do the same.   

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will understand some of the drawbacks and the benefits of Community Organizations and be able to communicate some of the barriers and the advantages of a locally ran coalition or consortium.
  2. Each student will have a better understanding of Public Health - Local Public Health, and the difference between Public Health Clinics and Community Health Clinics
  3. Students will have a better understanding of our Health Care Crisis, and will be able to discuss some of the powers that have, and continue to shape it.
  4. Students will have a better idea of the complexity of successfully working and leading a community action group and the sustainability of a Community Health Center
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

We will have a Midterm  (25 questions ) and final examination (20 questions).

 Each student will be expected to do  an 8 - 10 page research paper and presentation on (1) or more active Community Based Health Organizations.  


Attendance and participation - 100 points                    90 - 100 - A          360 - 400 - A       
Midterm examination - 100 points                                80 - 89 -  B           320 - 359 - B
Research and presentation - 80 points                          70- 79 -   C           280 - 319 - C
Final examination - 120 points                                      60 - 69 -  D           240 - 279 - D
                                                                                  Below 60 - F          Below 240 - 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:
Late submission of assignment without prior notice and/or valid reason -  F
One week late assignments will be accepted with valid reason with corresponding reduction in grade.  
Paper and presentation CANNOT  be late. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students will show respect for fellow students and instructior at all times.
Cell phones will be turned off in class at all times.   

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

August 22 - Class I -READ CHAPTER 1 -   Housekeeping - discussion of instructor and student expectations - Required research, paper and presentation  requirements and timeline.
We will study and discuss CBHOs - (Community Based Health Organizations)  - Students will achieve a through understanding of the internal organizational and theoretical context of a CBHO.

August 29 - Class II - READ CHAPTER 2  -  Students will be able to discuss the need for CBHOs and the health improvements a community can expect to receive from the establishment and maintaining of an active one.  

September 5 - Class III - READ CHAPTER 3 - 4  - We will study and discuss 1 or 2 research projects involving a CBHO and the lessons learned  and conclusions drawn from them.  We will also study and discuss an active case study on the service delivery within a CBHO.  

September 12 - Class IV - MIDTERM EXAM -  25 questions -   Film on Health Care in other countries  to discuss and compare with what we have studied so far with our CBHOs.  

September 19 - Class V - READ CHAPTER 5   -  We will discuss in depth the political and economic management of CBHOs -  their strengths and weaknesses.

September 26 - Class VI - READ CHAPTER 6  -  Students will understand and be able to discuss the need a CBHO  or any Health Center has for strategic plans and a vision for sustainability.

October 3 - Class VII - READ CHAPTER 7 -  We will study and discuss the future of CBHOs and the need to develop a vision and policy for the sustainability and expansion of this type of health centers.

October 10 - Class VIII -  FINAL EXAMINATION    (20 questions )    PRESENTATIONS 
Class Closure    


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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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