Sustaining change can be difficult, as there are many variables that can affect implementation. One critical component of EBP is to ensure that practice change is part of an organization’s culture so it will continue to impact outcomes over time. Name two potential barriers that may prevent your EBP change proposal from continuing to obtain the same desired results 6 months to a year from now, and your strategies for overcoming these barriers.
Discuss one personal strength and one weakness you have regarding professional presentations. Name one method for improvement for each of these and discuss why it is important for you to work on these skills if you want to present your findings in a more formal setting.
Jansson, B. S. (2018). Becoming an effective policy advocate: From policy practice to social justice (8th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning Series. Chapter 10, “Developing and Using Power in the Policy-Enacting Task” (pp. 372-419)
As an astute social worker and professional policy advocate, once you have selected and identified a social problem, you begin the process of creating and implementing a policy that addresses that social problem. One of the first things you do in the implementation process is an analysis of the social policy you identified.
In Part 3 of your ongoing Social Change Project assignment, you analyze the selected social policy.
By Day 7
Complete Part 3 of your Social Change Project.
Address the following items within a 2-3 page paper:
Evaluate the policy’s strengths and weaknesses. What is working? What is not working?
How will changing this policy affect clinical social workers or the clients of clinical social workers?
Provide an update on the advocacy activities your proposed in the Week 6 Assignment.
Make sure that your assertions are supported by appropriate research and reputable resources.
The purpose of this reflective journal is to answer guided questions related to how our environment and homelife shapes what we will become. In addition, we will reflect on the role of the community health nurse and how nurses can make a difference in a seemingly hopeless situation.
Please watch the last two videos on “Don’t Shoot, I Want to Grow Up” prior to answering these questions. Please type responses in different color.
1. How did the Hidden in America series affect you? What were some of the gang members’ hopes and dreams? What do the young children want in this video? How has their environment shaped their future?
2. What types of strategies did the community leaders bring to the table to minimize the gang violence in Chicago (third video)? What other strategies might you suggest?
3. How does the recent epidemic of violence in Peoria impact your view on safety at work, shopping in your community, participating in community events along the Riverfront or Civic Center? Are there places in Peoria they you intentionally avoid?
4. Would you consider working as a community health nurse? Would you feel safe to enter homes located in the subsidized housing or neighborhoods on the South Side?
5. How could you change the dialogue regarding health disparities and health illiteracy in our communities?
6. What would you say to those grieving mothers who have lost children through gun violence? What hope could you provide?
7. Compare these videos with The Hate U Give. How does your character in the book compare to the people in the Hidden in America series? Do these videos make the book more real for you?
Danice L. Browna*, Rhonda L. White-Johnsonb and Felicia D. Griffin-Fennellc
A. Background Information (i.e. Role/function of advertising, medium/platform where ad was found and its target audience)
B. Overview of course concepts that are relevant to the discussion of the selected advertisement.
C. Thesis/Preview: Provide an overview of what will be discussed in the body of the paper. (Indicate the major themes that will be discussed/highlighted in the analysis).
A. Thoroughly discuss each of the themes previewed in the introduction along with their meanings and support your ideas by citing course materials (i.e. videos, films, textbook, lecture notes and course readings).
B. Each theme/idea discussed should be at least one paragraph.
A. Discuss your overall impression of the advertisement and explain why. Conclude with critical insight.
For your final project for this class, you have been assigned to a team, which you have been working with in class, and each team has been assigned a topic.
You are working for a non-profit in Oakland and they are looking for ideas for their next health communication campaign. As a team, your assignment is to analyze and critique a health communication campaign on the specific topic you’ve been assigned, and to produce a written report for this non-profit considering implementing this type of campaign in Oakland.
Your goal is to c you chose for implementing in Oakland, explain the pros and the cons within the categories below, and then make recommendations for the non-profit.
At minimum, your report must cover the following: health communication theory, practice strategies, audience dynamics, media channels, planning and implementation, and evaluation (if an evaluation was done). You should use chapters 4-8 of the Parvanta & Bass textbook as a guide to help you think through your analysis and critique.
Your report should be written in office memo format (with “to,” “from,” “re,” etc.) and should be times new roman font, 12 point, single-spaced. You should use APA 7th ed citation format for your references (and you should use it correctly: incorrect citation formatting will reduce your grade). You should have an introduction, subheadings for each of the main items (theory, strategy, audience dynamics, media channels, planning and implementation, evaluation), and a conclusion. 1,500 to 3,000 words before citations. Upload as doc or docx file to Blackboard. At least 5 peer-reviewed citations.
Your report will be due no later than 6:00pm on Friday, December 4. This is a hybrid class, so you will have time outside of class to meet with your team and work on this project. I strongly encourage you to use this time to share your progress with me and get feedback as you go through the process. If you continue to make progress each time we meet, I can help guide you to produce a better end product that will get you a better grade. If you wait until the last minute and turn something in that we have not discussed at all, you are less likely to get a good grade.
Your grade for this project will be based on
1) the quality of the substantive content of the analysis and critique, (37.5%)
2) the overall organization, flow, and structure of the report (incl. citations), (37.5%) and
3) the results of peer-evaluation surveys that will be distributed once at the rough draft and then once after the report is submitted (25%).
In addition to applying the ideas from chapter 4-8 of the text, here are some questions to keep in the back of your mind as you research your topic and analyze the campaign you have selected. These questions are designed to help guide the writers, NOT to be answered in order. Assignments that simple write out answers to these and turn that in will not receive a strong grade.
Health Communication Theory
From the point of view of health communication theory, what did the campaign do successfully? What did it struggle with? Which theory or theories do you think the people who designed the campaign had in mind as they developed it? As a team, do you think you would have done anything differently? Why or why not?
What practice strategies did the campaign implement, and were these strategies successful? What were the biggest benefits to their particular strategies, if any? Were there any drawbacks to selecting this approach compared to other potential strategies? What other strategies might have been successful? Do you think a different strategy would have been more suited?
Describe the campaign’s target audience. Why did the campaign focus on that audience? Was it the most appropriate audience for the message? How do you think they approached audience segmentation, and what do you think their thought process was?
What different media channels were selected for this campaign? Are some channels emphasized over others, and does the content differ between them? How so? Why do you think these decisions were made? Do you think there was anything they could/should have done differently in this regard?
Planning and Implementation
What kind of formative research do you think the people who designed the campaign did? What kind of planning model do you think they used? Do you think the choices they made were correct? Would you as a team have done anything differently? What choices would you have made?
Evaluation (if applicable)
If an evaluation was done on the campaign you’re analyzing/critiquing, what kind of a logic model did they use? What kind of strategy analysis? What methodology did they employ to conduct the evaluation? Do you see any flaws or biases in any of this? Do you agree or disagree with the conclusions they draw? Why?
In this section, summarize briefly what you have reviewed and your assessment of the campaign. Next, explain your recommendations based on your assessment.
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