Medicaid or Medicare Assignment

Medicaid or Medicare Assignment

Medicaid or Medicare Assignment

Read the case study below and answer the following questions:
How would you begin to assess this community? (Think about factors such as sexual behaviors, alternative health practices, level of eduction, and health incidence.)
What assets are present in this community that might assist with problem-solving?
What interventions could be taken to better serve this community?
Case Study
You have been assigned to complete a community needs assessment for a neighborhood in Little Havana with a population of approximately 3,000.
You find out most of the people who live in the area mostly speak Spanish and do not understand English. The average family income is $18,000, and 85% of the population is living below the poverty level. Half of the population receive some form of aid such as Medicaid or Medicare.
There are many elderly in the community.
You are not fluent in speaking Spanish; however, you can understand some Spanish but not as much as you would like to. There are several local clinics and a hospital nearby.



Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.

Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.

APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using
the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.