Leadership and Strategy Plan

 Leadership and Strategy Plan

Final Project: Leadership and Strategy Plan

For this Final Project, you select a pressing health problem affecting a community and develop a leadership and strategy plan for addressing the problem. You link this problem to a corresponding Healthy People 2020 objective(s).


You are a new Health Program Planner recently hired by the Lake Troubled Shallows Department in Minnesota. Prior to your arrival, a comprehensive community health needs assessment was conducted by the Health Department. Based on the assessment, the following top five community health needs were identified.

• Heart disease and stroke prevention

• Diabetes screening

• Physical activity

• Maternal, infant and child health monitoring and treatment

• Mental health and mental disorders screening and treatment

The executive director of the Lake Troubled Shallows Health Department has tasked you with targeting one of the aforementioned community health needs as a top priority during your first year. The director has asked you to develop a leadership and strategy plan to address your identified community health need.

As part of the pre-planning stage of developing your leadership and strategy plan, first select and match one the Healthy People 2020 objectives to one of the top five needs identified by the Health Department.

For instance, if you choose “physical activity,” review the various physical activity objectives under the general Healthy People 2020 Objectives. Then, select a specific, measurable sub-objective.

You will need to review the current national data on your chosen objective.

Next, for purposes of this assignment, you should assume that the health status of individuals residing in Lake Troubled Shallows is representative of the overall health status of individuals living within Minnesota. You can go to the Minnesota State Health Department’s website to find additional data on state level progress and resources to support your leadership and strategy plan at: http://www.health.state.mn.us/healthymnpartnership/hm2020/#fw

Lake Troubled Shallows Health Department’s Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles:

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Vision: Healthy People Living in Healthy Communities

Mission: To promote and protect health while preventing disease

Guiding Principles: • Evidence-based practices • Collaboration and communication with community members and partners • Education and outreach • Empowering people to make healthy choices

You have been given an initial program startup budget of $250,000 (including your salary and benefits) to aid you with initial program planning and implementation. (Note: you will develop an annual operating budget in the Assignment.).

The Executive Director of the Lake Troubled Shallows Health Department has asked that you submit a “Leadership and Strategy” plan to her within the next 2–3 months. The next section contains the required components of the plan that you must submit to her.

Assignment Instructions

Once you have completed background research and identified a community health need, you develop a leadership and strategy plan to address it.

Paper Format: 13- to 15-page paper (not including title page), APA format

Leadership and Strategy Plan

• Executive Summary (1 page)

• Table of Contents (1 page)

• Manuscript (see components list below)

The manuscript section of your Final Project will need to address the following components:

• Introduction (1–2 pages):

Select a problem from one of the five problems identified in the Background (Scenario) and match it to one Healthy People 2020 objective (sub-objectives that are measurable). Describe the rationale for selection of this problem and the magnitude of the problem (e.g., incidence, prevalence, impact on communities and society).

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