IHP670 Module 6 Program Critique
IHP 670 Module Six Program Critique
You will complete five program critique assignments in the course to support your work as you prepare for your final project. These assignments ask that you critique a program described within an identified article located in the module’s resources. These articles were chosen because they relate to the module’s topics and demonstrate some common problems that programs encounter. In each assignment, you will have the opportunity to critique certain program components, such as resources, activities, outcome measures, use of feedback loops, assumptions, and external barriers. Once planners have identified the details for each of the program components, they must step back and assess how those components can best operate within the program’s environment. That involves considering concepts such as cultural competency, systems thinking, ethical practice, and others. You will focus on these different concepts, in turn, through the program critiques. As you develop your program critique skills, you will be asked to identify areas that could be or need to be improved and offer recommendations.
In this assignment, you will critique a health or healthcare program selected for you. It is the program critique reading in the Resources section of the module. This is the only reading that can be used for this assignment.
This assignment will help you examine activities used to improve participation in a sexual and reproductive health program. Pay particular attention to the activity that was designed to remove an external barrier to care. Focus your critique on elements such as the risks involved, the benefits or desired results, and the intended results achieved to evaluate the program’s ability to adjust.
This program critique will help you plan for the risks and external barriers to your program and improve the program’s ability to adjust and adapt over time.
Write a program critique that examines a health or healthcare program intended to meet a specific health need.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
1. External Barriers to Care: External Barriers to Care: Describe why it is important to identify barriers that impede an individual’s or a group’s access to care. Consider the following question to guide your response:
Why do you think the use of vouchers was effective or ineffective in achieving desired results?
2. Program Risks: Program Risks: Describe why identifying potential risks is important in program planning. Consider the following questions to guide your response:
What two risks did the program create?
What actions would you take to minimize these risks?
3. Program Benefits: Program Benefits: Describe what secondary benefits are achieved in addition to the desired results and their importance to stakeholders and the overall program. Consider the
following questions to guide your response:
Why is it important to appreciate these secondary benefits?
How would you let other program planners know about these secondary benefits?
4. Impact on Desired Results: Impact on Desired Results: Determine whether the planned activities achieved the desired results for the program and why you feel they did or did not achieve these results..
Consider the following question to guide your response:
How might the activities be adjusted for improving the program’s desired results if the program were to run again in the future?
Note that all the claims in your deliverable should be evidence based. Your citations should be from your independent search for evidence (not from the scenario, textbook, or module resources) of credible sources and be current within the last five years. You are required to cite a minimum of one source overall. Refer to the Shapiro Library Guide: Nursing—Graduate
located in the Start Here section of the course for additional support. If you need writing support, access the Online Writing Center through the Academic Support module of your course.
What to Submit
Your submission should be a 2- to 3-page Word document. Also include a title page. Use 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. You should include a minimum
of two sources. Sources should be cited according to APA style.