Assessment 4: Advocating For Lasting Change

Assessment 4: Advocating For Lasting Change

Assessment 4: Advocating For Lasting Change

Develop a 10-15 slide, asynchronous, audiovisual (speaker notes must be included) presentation for policymakers, soliciting resource and policy support for the community health care system change you proposed in the previous assessment.


Advocating for Lasting Change
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Change Proposal Presentation
Develop and record a video presentation to policymakers from the appropriate governing body or regulatory agency requesting policy and financial support for your proposed change. Draw on your work in the previous assignments and consolidate lessons learned.

Explain why proposed changes to a health care system require policy support to ensure positive, systemic change and to overcome present challenges.

What types of policies are applicable to the changes you are proposing? For example, federal, state, and municipal governments; community agencies; and service providers, including health care organizations.

Why are specific policy changes and funding needed?

What assumptions held by policymakers, members of the community or health care providers underlie current policy?

Provide compelling evidence that proposed changes to a health care system will produce the intended outcomes.

How are existing policies affecting current and future outcomes?

How will your proposed changes bring about the desired change?

What evidence do you have to support your conclusions about the efficacy of the proposed changes?

Provide broad budget estimates to fund specific capital or human resource outlays that are important to the success of a proposed change.

What resources are needed to implement and sustain your proposed changes? Assessment 4: Advocating For Lasting Change

What data and information do you have that supports your budget estimates?

Outline a plan for leading transformational, evidence-based change in an organization.

What is your vision for change?

How will your proposed changes affect your organization?

How will you address barriers to change?

What changes in organizational culture are needed to support and sustain change?

How will you ensure ongoing and effective communication?

Who are the key individuals in your organization who are accountable for implementing and sustaining the change?

What evidence supports your plan?

Assess the potential future for wellness, health, and improved overall care and the role of visionary leaders in achieving the desired goals.

Note: Explore the website of Use it as a guide when examining the potential future for wellness, healthy people, and improved overall care.

What is your vision for a healthy community?

What are the risks and benefits inherent in your vision?

What leadership style will be effective in driving change to accomplish health and wellness goals?

Cultivate stakeholder interest in and support for the proposed changes to a community health care system.

Who are your stakeholders?

How might they influence your proposal for change?

Articulate your vision for change clearly and concisely.

Anticipate and address stakeholder concerns and acknowledge potential risks.

What objections might you anticipate and how would you counter them?

What evidence supports your claims?

Develop slides that augment a multimedia presentation.

Refer to the presentation design tips below.

Argue persuasively to obtain policy and financial support from policymakers for a proposed community health care change.

Express your main points, arguments, and conclusions coherently and convincingly.

Address the anticipated needs and concerns of your audience.

Rehearse your presentation before making your final recording.

Support assertions, arguments, propositions, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence.

Integrate relevant and credible evidence from 3–5 peer-reviewed journals or professional industry publications.

Is your supporting evidence clear and explicit?

· How or why does particular evidence support a claim?

· Will your reader see the connection?

Did you summarize, paraphrase, and quote your sources appropriately?

Presentation Design Tips
Being able to effectively address any audience is a necessary leadership skill. Remember that you are the speaker, not a projectionist. Your purpose is not to present a slide show. Your audience is there to listen to what you have to say, not read your slides—or worse, listen to you read them. Design your presentation slides to compliment and reinforce your message and engage your listeners.

The following tips will help you create presentation slides that work to your advantage:

Use a professional presentation template or one used in your organization.

Ensure that your slide background provides sufficient visual contrast for your text and graphics.

Consider your intended audience and how best to communicate effectively with them.

Focus on the content of your presentation and the development of your key points. Remember that your purpose is to garner support for your change proposal.

Create slides that augment your presentation. They should not be your presentation.

Presentation slides are a visual medium. Images are more effective than text at engaging your audience.

Be judicious in your use of bulleted lists. You might even consider a separate slide for some of your key points.

Use speaker notes to record the details you want to communicate to your audience.

Speaker notes can also serve as an audio recording script.

Use images and graphics, when the visual representation of information facilitates understanding or effectively reinforces key points.

Avoid using images that are simply decorative. They can be a visual distraction and do not contribute to your message.

Avoid using flashy slide transitions and animations. They can be both distracting and annoying. Keep your slide transitions consistent throughout the presentation.

Add a slide to the end of your presentation to prompt questions from the audience. Assessment 4: Advocating For Lasting Change

Proofread your slides to minimize errors that could distract the audience and make it more difficult to focus on the substance of your presentation.

Submission Reminders
Have you provided adequate justification for why your proposed changes require policy and financial support?

Have you provided compelling evidence that your proposed changes will produce the intended outcomes?

Have you provided broad budget estimates to fund specific capital or human resource outlays that are important to the success of the proposed change?

Have you outlined your change leadership plan?

Have you described your vision for a healthy community and the role of visionary leaders in achieving the desired goals?

Is your presentation clear, concise, and effective?

· Did you address the anticipated needs and concerns of your audience?

Is your presentation well-supported by 3–5 sources of relevant and credible evidence?

Do you have 10–15 slides that effectively support your presentation, without being your presentation?