Unit 7 Assignment Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment: ●
Understand the components of a healthcare advocacy plan. Course outcomes addressed in this Assignment: HA405-4: Develop a plan for healthcare advocacy.
Instructions: In this unit, you will communicate a healthcare advocacy plan. Using the information you provided in the Unit 3 Discussion, you will contact either a local healthcare agency (i.e., County Health Department, etc.) or healthcare facility (i.e., clinic, hospital, or nursing home) to research 2–3 healthcare issues affecting the local community. In a memorandum to your local health department, present a healthcare advocacy plan that addresses your researched findings. Explain the issues facing your community, possible methods to alleviate the concern, and how you would ethically advocate for the respective population. You must include five reasons. You are required to research the specific issues presented with credible sources (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Health, Census Bureau, etc.). In a 3-page paper, provide a summary of your findings, including at least 3 credible references to support your memorandum.
Submitting your work: Submit your Assignment to the appropriate Dropbox. For instructions on submitting your work, view the Dropbox Guide located under Academic Tools at the top of your unit page. Please be sure to download the file “Writing Center Resources” from Doc Sharing to assist you with meeting APA expectations for written Assignments. To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it. Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted work.