Assessment 2 Instructions: Mobilizing Care for an Immigrant Population
• Develop a project plan to mobilize coordinated care for an immigrant or refugee population. Then, draft a 4–5 page organizational policy addressing care for this group, informed by the project plan, that meets current standards of practice.
Note: The assessments in this course build upon the work you have completed in the previous assessments. Therefore, complete the assessments in the order in which they are presented.
The United States’ evolving diversity brings prospects and challenges for health care providers, health care systems, and policymakers to produce and deliver culturally-competent services for immigrant and refugee populations. For example, improving health outcomes for undocumented immigrant populations present unique and often difficult challenges for care coordinators at all levels. New arrivals in a community bring with them different cultural backgrounds, beliefs, perceptions, and biases that may influence their seeking access to care and exacerbate health disparities. In addition, they may struggle to navigate a complex and sometimes bewildering health care system.
It will be important for health care providers, health care systems, and policymakers in the United States to produce and deliver services that are culturally competent to immigrant and refugee populations. These stakeholders face both opportunities and challenges as a result of the growing diversity in the United States. For instance, the unique and frequently tough problems that come with improving health outcomes for undocumented immigrant populations are faced by care coordinators at all levels of the organization. Newcomers to a community bring with them a variety of cultural backgrounds, beliefs, perceptions, and biases, all of which have the potential to influence the way in which they seek access to care and further worsen existing health disparities. In addition to this, individuals may have difficulty navigating the sometimes confusing and convoluted structure of the health care system.
This assessment provides an opportunity for you to examine an undocumented immigrant population of your choice, develop a project plan to address their care coordination needs, and craft an organizational policy addressing care that meets current standards of practice.
Note: Your work in Assessment 1 will inform your work in this assessment. Therefore, complete the assessments in the order in which they are presented.
For this assessment, you will assume the role of Director of Care Coordination in the same practice setting you chose for Assessment 1. Within this context, you will develop a project plan to provide health care for an undocumented immigrant or refugee population of your choice. The population may be of local, national, or international interest, but must not have obtained permanent U.S. residency status.
After completing your project plan, you will then compose an organizational policy that addresses care for this group.
Note: As you revise your writing, check out the resources listed on the Writing Center’s Writing Support page..
For this assessment:
1. Develop a project plan to mobilize coordinated care for an undocumented immigrant or refugee population. Use the care coordination project plan you developed in Assessment 1 as a model for your project plan in this assessment. Include, in your plan, whatever information is appropriate for the specific population you have chosen to address.
2. Compose an organizational policy addressing care for this group, informed by your project plan, that meets current standards of practice.
Project Plan and Policy Document Format and Length
Format your project plan and policy document using APA style.
• Use the APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX] to help you in writing and formatting your documents. There is not page length requirement for your project plan but be sure to include:
o A title page and references page. An abstract is not required.
o A running head on all pages.
o Appropriate section headings.
• Your policy document should be 4–5 pages in length, not including the title page and references page.
Cite a combined total of 6–8 sources of scholarly or professional evidence to support your project plan and policy document.
Developing Your Project Plan and Policy Document
Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that, at a minimum, you address each criterion. You may also want to read the Mobilizing Care for an Immigrant Population scoring guide to better understand how each criterion will be assessed.
• Provide a rationale for addressing the health care needs of the chosen undocumented immigrant or refugee population.
o Explain why you chose this particular population for your project plan.
o What criteria did you apply to your selection?
• Assess the health care needs of the chosen population.
o Apply a project management tool or model (SWOT, AI, Six Sigma) that you are familiar with or use in your organization.
o What evidence supports your conclusions?
• Identify the organizations and stakeholders who must participate in caring for the chosen population.
o Consider coordinated care on a local, state, national, or international level, as applicable.
• Describe the characteristics that define the chosen population.
o Provide demographic information, such as the age, gender(s), location, social, psychological, economic, political, cultural, or other characteristics of the population that you believe are important.
• Interpret current policies in your organization for providing health care for immigrants and refugees who do not have permanent resident status in the United States.
o What are the key policy elements that guide practice?
o Do the policies and practices keep pace with environmental changes and current legislation?
• Analyze assumptions and biases associated with a particular immigrant or refugee population, and the influence of culture and linguistic differences on access to care.
o Do any of the assumptions have merit?
o What assumptions or biases might be particularly pernicious or harmful as the basis for decision making?
o How can culture and linguistic differences affect access to care?
• Evaluate two U.S. health care policies, national initiatives, or pieces of legislation that provide guidance on current standards of care for immigrant or refugee populations.
o Do these policies, initiatives, or laws guarantee fair and ethical treatment?
o Do they provide a sufficient basis for guiding professional practice in the provision of safe, high-quality, and equitable care?
Communications and Information Literacy
• Write clearly and concisely, using correct grammar and mechanics.
o Express your main points and conclusions coherently.
o Proofread your writing to minimize errors that could distract readers and make it difficult to focus on the substance of your evaluation.
• Support main points, claims, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence, correctly formatting citations and references using APA style.
o Is your supporting evidence clear and explicit?
o How or why does particular evidence support a claim?
o Will your audience see the connections?
Be sure that you have used the APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX] to format your project plan and policy document. Also, be sure that each document includes:
• A title page and references page.
• A running head on all pages.
• Appropriate section headings.
In addition, be sure that:
• Your policy document is approximately 4–5 pages in length, not including the title page and references page.
• You have cited a combined total of 6–8 sources of relevant and credible scholarly or professional evidence to support your project plan and policy document.
Portfolio Prompt: You may choose to save your project plan and policy document to your ePortfolio.