1-Whistleblowing in focus (online articles) 3 pages- $9 2-Case in focus, militar

1-Whistleblowing in focus (online articles) 3 pages- $9
2-Case in focus, military detentions (online readings, Taxi to the Dark Side), 3 pages-$9

3-Plato (online) 3-$9
 
 Q:  present analysis and critical thinking about the reading from the week. These papers should not consist of summary, and you are not obliged to discuss the full scope of the readings. Targeted use of the texts is best, and the strongest papers tend to apply ideas from the readings to the real world (current events, historical events and professional experiences/goals are the most common)

Sociologist C. Wright Mills preferred to call the sociological perspective “the

Sociologist C. Wright Mills preferred to call the sociological perspective “the sociological imagination” and he saw it transforming personal troubles into public issues. Let’s begin our discussion this week by considering homelessness. Why are a high percentage of the homeless veterans? What situations might be a cause in someone being homeless? Use the sociological imagination to explain your observations, and how the sociological imagination helps us consider the causes and possible solutions to homelessness..
It is required to respond with at least one voice thread or one video thread for each graded topic

What is the salary gap in your field? You can investigate the difference in sala

What is the salary gap in your field? You can investigate the difference in salaries between women and men, African American, and whites, straight and not straights or all of them.
2) What associations, institutions or groups an help you get into your field with a fair salary?
3) Who can mentor you to get into your field?

  Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives. -Maurice Chevalier,

 
Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives.
-Maurice Chevalier, French actor, singer, and popular vaudeville entertainer (1888–1972)
Since 1900, the average life expectancy of persons in the United States has lengthened by more than 30 years, thanks in great part to efforts of public health professionals who strive to keep us healthy and free of injury. While none of us expects to be sick or injured, we often take for granted the health and safety measures, highlighted in your resources this week, that help us reduce our health risks.
To prepare for this Discussion, consider that the burden of disease for a community illustrates the gap between current health status of its residents and an ideal health situation where the entire population lives to an advanced age, free of disease and disability. Think about how public health closes that gap. Consider how the work of public health professionals and organizations can impact the Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE) and Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY) as described in Chapter 2 of Public and Global Health Essentials.
By Day 4
Post a comprehensive response to the following:
Start your post with a brief description of a current or historic public health effort (i.e., water fluoridation) that is new, or surprising, from your Learning Resources (required and/or optional resources can be used).

Thinking about your daily activities, describe two specific instances where public health efforts, such as those identified in your learning resources (i.e., immunization), may have an impact on individuals you know.
Explain how your examples may impact the burden of disease addressed in your Learning Resources this week.
How would, or do, your examples of public health affect people in other, less developed, countries? Provide an example to illustrate your point.

Please be sure to cite your resources using APA style within your post. 
 
(Examples of public health)

A refrigerator
Toilet
Immunization
Speed limit signal
Dietary label
Disaster relief
Condo
Bike helmet
Seat belt
Blood pressure
Miner/factory worker
Hand washing
No smoking

Resources:
https://www.cdc.gov/about/history/index.html
https://www.healthypeople.gov/
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310_2008.pdf
Note: Initial postings must be 250-350 words (not including references).

   Epidemiology and Population Health Reflect on your nursing practice for a mom

  
Epidemiology and Population Health
Reflect on your nursing practice for a moment. If you could wipe out one illness, what would it be? How would that impact not just an individual patient, but your entire patient population? What would be the long-term benefits of eliminating that one illness?
The eradication of smallpox by 1979 provides an excellent example of this scenario. This eradication came about as a result of global collaborative efforts involving many countries and organizations, as well as the application of epidemiologic methods. In spite of high initial financial costs, it is estimated that millions of dollars continue to be saved around the world each year as a result of the eradication of this disease.
The eradication of smallpox illustrates the rich history of epidemiology and demonstrates the cost/benefits and implications of improving health at the population level. The application of epidemiologic methods and principles to other critical population health issues continues to play an essential role in improving health and health outcomes.
For this Discussion, you will identify a current population health problem, and you will examine how, and if, the problem is being addressed through the application of epidemiologic principles. You will also discuss the cost-effectiveness of dealing with the problem at the population level.

To prepare:

Review      the Learning Resources, focusing on the smallpox epidemic of the 1960s and      1970s and how health organizations applied principles of epidemiology to      eradicate this disease. (See attached file)
In      light of this example, consider the cost effectiveness of addressing      smallpox at the population level.
Using      the Learning Resources, research a current population health problem      (local or global). Select one on which to focus for this Discussion.
Think      about how principles of epidemiology are being applied—or could be      applied—to address the problem.
What      lessons from the use of epidemiology in the eradication of smallpox might      be applicable to this selected problem? What are the financial benefits of      addressing this issue at the population level as opposed to the individual      level?

By tomorrow Wednesday 02/28/18 by 12pm, write a minimum of 550 words in APA format with a minimum of THREE scholarly references from the list of required readings below. Include the level one headers as numbered below:
Post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

1) Briefly summarize your selected population health problem and describe how principles of epidemiology are being applied—or could be applied—to address the problem.

2) Are there any lessons learned from the use of epidemiology in the eradication of smallpox that can be applied to your selected problem?

3) Evaluate the cost effectiveness of addressing this health problem at the population level versus the individual level.

Required Readings

Friis, R. H., & Sellers, T. A. (2014). Epidemiology for public health practice (5th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Chapter 1, “History and Scope of Epidemiology”
Chapter 2, “Practical Applications of Epidemiology” (pages 49–80 only)
Epidemiology is defined and introduced in Chapter 1. This chapter also presents an interesting historical overview that explains the emergence of the field. The assigned section of Chapter 2 addresses several uses of epidemiology.

Nash, D. B., Fabius, R. J., Skoufalos, A., Clarke, J. L. & Horowitz, M. R. (2016). Population health: Creating a culture of wellness (2nd ed). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Building Cultures of Health and Wellness (xxvii)
In the “Population Health Mandate” section of the course text, the authors provide an introduction to population health, noting that it has three core components: health outcomes, health 
determinants, and policies.
Chapter 2, “The Spectrum of Care”
In Chapter 2, the authors examine the purposes of the population health approach. Two key themes are introduced in this chapter: 1) population health as it relates to the challenges of quality and cost in health care, and 2) population health as an approach to not only reducing the burden of chronic illness but also to promoting wellness and increasing prevention.
Chapter 8, “Behavioral Economics”
In Chapter 8, the authors examine effect of social and cognitive function on an individual’s economic decisions. Reinforced by legislation, behavioral economics can be applied in population health to influence and change health outcomes. Compelling examples of incremental improvements (e.g., corporate wellness programs) are provided throughout the chapter.

Larkin, H. (2010). Managing population health. Hospitals & Health Networks, 84(10), 28–32. 
This article uses examples from a diabetes pilot program to demonstrate the value of population health management. The author discusses how the application of individual patient interventions can positively affect the entire target population, as well as improve the cost effectiveness of management programs.

Center for Global Development. (n.d.). Case 1: Eradicating smallpox. Retrieved March 5, 2012, from http://www.cgdev.org/doc/millions/MS_case_1.pdf
This reading presents the eradication of smallpox in the form of a case study. Many lessons can be learned from the successful global effort to eliminate smallpox.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) is a weekly epidemiological report distributed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide, according to the MMWR website, “timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations.” It is one of the most important sources of timely public health data published anywhere.

World Health Organization. (2001). Smallpox. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/topics/smallpox/en/
The World Health Organization provides a succinct overview of the eradication of small pox and its impact on population health.

Note: Explore population health issues presented at the websites below as you prepare for this week’s Discussion and Assignment:

American Public Health Association. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.apha.org/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/index_en.htm

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.fda.gov/

Healthy People 2020. (2011). Global health. Retrieved from http://healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicid=16

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2011). Public health focus. Retrieved from http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/default.htm

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Epidemiology and population health: Introduction to epidemiology and population health [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 6 minutes.
In this week’s program, “Introduction to Epidemiology and Population Health,” Dr. Hull and Dr. Frerich introduce foundational concepts related to epidemiology, noting that this scientific arena focuses on the study of human populations rather than individuals.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Epidemiology and population health: Epidemiology in nursing practice [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes.
In “Epidemiology in Nursing Practice,” Dr. Rebecca Lee, Dr. Donna Shambley-Ebron, and Dr. Missie Willmarth discuss how epidemiology is utilized in nursing practice and, in particular, why it is salient for DNP-prepared nurses.

Optional Resources

Long, D. A., & Sheehan, P. (2010). A case study of population health improvement at a Midwest regional hospital employer. Population Health Management, 13(3), 163–173.

Oudin, Åström D., Bertfil, F., & Joacim R. (2011). Heat wave impact on morbidity and mortality in the elderly population: A review of recent studies. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 69(2), 99–105.

Excite. (2004). An introduction to epidemiology. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/excite/classroom/intro_epi.htm

   Health Care Reform After much public and political debate, in March 2010, the

  
Health Care Reform
After much public and political debate, in March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama. The PPACA is one of many health care reform efforts that have sought to correct key features of the U.S. health care system such as financing, service delivery, and care coordination. This week, you will examine the passage of PPACA as a milestone along the historical continuum of health care reform in the United States.

To prepare:

Review      this week’s Learning Resources and media presentation, reflecting on the      evolution of health care in the United States and the public’s response to      health care reform efforts historically and currently.
Consider:      What principal features of the U.S. health care system helped or hindered      the enactment of federal health reform in March 2010? What challenges were      encountered?
How      do these conditions and/or challenges reflect characteristics of the      policy process and the political environment?

By tomorrow Wednesday 02/28/18 4pm, write a minimum of 550 words in APA format with a minimum of THREE scholarly references from the list of required readings below. Include the level one headers as numbered below:
Post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

1) Analyze at least one important feature of the U.S. health care system that is of particular interest to you. Explain why you think this feature is significant in terms of health policy and reform.

2) Describe one or more conditions or challenges specifically related to the passing of the PPACA. Explain how this exemplifies the nature of the policy-making process and

3)  Evaluate how it could relate to the question of why health reform in the United States has been so difficult.

Required Readings

Bodenheimer, T., & Grumbach, K. (2016). Understanding health policy: A clinical approach (7th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Medical.
Chapter 1, “Introduction: The Paradox of Excess and Deprivation” 
This chapter introduces the concept of “excess and deprivation”—people receiving either too little or too much health care, which contributes to the weakness of the health care system.
Chapter 2, “Paying for Health Care” 
This chapter discusses the evolution of health care financing, including out-of–pocket payments, individual private insurance, employment-based insurance, and government-financed insurance.
Chapter 3, “Access to Health Care” 
This chapter focuses on financial and nonfinancial barriers to health care and concludes with influences to one’s health status unrelated to health care.
Chapter 4, “Paying Health Care Providers” 
This chapter provides information on how physicians and hospitals are paid.

HealthCare.gov. (n.d.). Understanding the Affordable Care Act. Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/index.html 
Posted by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, this article provides an introduction to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).

HealthCare.gov. (n.d.). Understanding the Affordable Care Act: About the law. Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/law/index.html 
Also posted by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, this article focuses on specific provisions of the law and outlines how it will increase access to affordable health coverage.

In Week 1 of this course, you are required to subscribe to one of the health information services listed below. In preparation, review these different sites:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2010). AHRQ PSNet Patient Safety Network. Retrieved from http://psnet.ahrq.gov/

ModernHealthcare.com. (n.d.). Registration is free: The news is invaluable. Retrieved from https://home.modernhealthcare.com/clickshare/addAccountFree.do 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (2011). Publications and research. Retrieved from http://www.rwjf.org/?topicid=1318 

The Commonwealth Fund. (2010). The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from http://www.commonwealthfund.org/ 

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. (2011). New & noteworthy. Retrieved from http://www.kff.org/ 

Required Media

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2011). Healthcare policy and advocacy: The policy process. Baltimore: Author. 

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 11 minutes.
In this media presentation, Dr. Kominski and Dr. Zelman discuss the policy process and provide an overview of the influence of policy on health care practices. Dr. Zelman also discusses the challenges of passing new policy and relates this to health care reform efforts.Bottom of Form

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400 to 600 words

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400 to 600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.  In the Unit 1 Discussion Board, you analyzed a corporation’s social responsibility with regard to its customers. Not only do corporations have responsibly to their customers, but their corporate officers or directors owe fiduciary duties to their corporation and its stockholders. Corporate officers, such as a chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, treasurer, corporate secretary, and so on are agents and carry out the daily operations of a corporation.  You are Phishy Pharmaceuticals’ CEO, and therefore an agent of Phishy Pharmaceuticals. This week you have learned agents have fiduciary duties they owe the corporation (principal)?  Choose a fiduciary duty, and complete the following:  Based on the first initial of your last name, complete the following steps: First initial A – L: Provide an argument as an agent (CEO) with a duty to the principle (Phishy) that supports the decision to leave the diet pill on the shelf.

  To complete this assignment, you must locate at least 5 sources about your Ess

 
To complete this assignment, you must locate at least 5 sources about your Essay Progression Issues,  list them according to MLA guidelines, then tell me:

What type of source this (Newspaper article? Book? Peer-Reviewed Journal Article? Website?)
What is the main claim of this source?
What is the primary purpose of this source?
How will I use this source in preparing my essay?

These sources may be used for any of your Essay Progression essays, so feel free to look ahead to future essays and essay assignments. You may also use the same source for multiple essays.
You must include at least one of the following in your list of potential sources:

A book from the Avila library
An e-book
A journal article obtained from the Avila databases

You may include:

Newspaper articles
Textbooks
Web sites with a .edu suffix

You may use with caution (as the internet is a tricky place)

Web sites with a .com, .org, or .net suffix

You may NOT use:

Wikipedia or other online encyclopedia (though these can be great places to START your research)

If you need assistance putting the source into an appropriate MLA bibliography entry form, please see your textbook or the OWL Perdue website (do a web search).
 

  Discussion: Project and Operations Quality Management Practices According to R

 
Discussion: Project and Operations Quality Management Practices
According to Reid and Sanders (2016), “there is no single, universal definition of quality” (p. 152). Quality is typically perceived as “meeting the customer’s needs” (Reid and Sander, 2016, p 152). In project management, quality is defined in terms of stakeholder satisfaction. Quality is achieved when a project is completed on time, on budget, and with all of the features and functions expected by the stakeholders. Assuring and controlling quality are important considerations for business operations and those who manage projects. Quality programs and tools, developed in the early 20th century, have evolved to meet the needs of today’s organizations.

What is the difference between quality assurance and quality control?
What is cost of quality? What are the implications of cost of quality on business success?
How does the premise of quality in operations align with project quality management approaches?

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