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Discuss Program Design Elements

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Program Design

With the continuation of Assignment 2, it is important to notice and appreciate the congruity provided through systematic program planning and evaluation. A well-developed program design facilitates the alignment necessary for an effective intervention, enabling the program to address the problem through appropriate services that–ideally!–result in positive outcomes.

This week you further delineate your program design, crafting elements visually and creating a time line using a Gantt chart.Discuss Program Design Elements

To prepare for this week’s section of Assignment 2:

Refer to the information presented in this week’s Learning Resources as you consider all of the elements of your program.
Begin to visualize or draft a graphical representation of your program based on the theory or model you have chosen (Week 3 [see week 3 discussion paper attached]) as demonstrated in Chapter 8 of Designing and Managing Programs. If your theory or model of choice does not have such a visual representation associated with it then you will need to create one.
Also, in this design, state your mission, goal(s), and objectives for your program. State all activities that will assist in meeting each objective and outline this in a Gantt chart with time lines for implementing the activities.Discuss Program Design Elements

By tomorrow Friday 01/04/19 by 6 pm

In APA format with a minimum of 6 scholarly references, write a 3- to 5-page paper and create accompanying documents that address the following level 1 and 2 headers:

1) Stakeholder Involvement in Developing Mission Statement, Goals, and Objectives (developed in Week 5)

a) Explain why it is important for representatives of your target population to be involved in developing the goals and objectives for the program.Discuss Program Design Elements

b) Identify which stakeholders you would involve in the planning process and discuss two or more strategies for facilitating their involvement.

2) Program Design (developed this week 6, with elements developed in Week 5 [see week 6 discussion paper attached])

a) Create a visual representation of your program design (e.g., a table or graph) that includes the program’s mission statement, goal(s), objectives, and activities to meet the objectives (http://www.ganttchart.com/Examples.html)

b) Develop a Gantt chart with time lines for implementing all activities that will assist in meeting each of your program objectives.Discuss Program Design Elements

P.S. Always include an introduction ending with a purpose statement and conclusion as required per APA format guidelines. Refer to previous attached papers in the file area to complete this assignment.

Required Readings

Hodges, B. C., & Videto, D. M. (2011). Assessment and planning in health programs (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

• Chapter 4, “Program Planning: The Big Picture”

• Chapter 5, “Social Marketing, Program Planning, and Implementation”

• Chapter 8, “Identifying Strategies and Activities”

• Chapter 9, “Program Implementation”

· Chapter 7, “Identifying and Writing Mission Statements, Goals, and Objectives”

The authors provide guidance for developing a mission statement, program goals, and objectives in this chapter.

Chapter 4 outlines the program planning steps and emphasizes the importance of including your target population and additional stakeholders in the design process. Chapter 5 reemphasizes this focus on the target audience as the authors discuss the use of marketing principles in relation to program development and implementation. Chapter 8 discusses the importance of utilizing strategies that are aligned with the theoretical foundations of a program and presents recommendations for developing suitable activities. In Chapter 9, the authors note that even implementation requires planning; they provide guidance for implementation planning and advise how this can also support evaluation.

Kettner, P. M., Moroney, R. M., & Martin, L. L. (2017). Designing and managing programs: An effectiveness-based approach (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

· Chapter 7, “Setting Goals and Objectives”

Chapter 6 introduces the notion of developing the program hypothesis as a critical feature of program design and a precursor to setting goals and objectives, which is addressed in Chapter 7. Both of these topics serve as a critical link between the earlier phases of problem analysis and needs assessment and the forthcoming design of services and program evaluation.

Review Chapter 6, “Selecting the Appropriate Intervention Strategy”

Chapter 8, “Designing Effective Programs”

Review Chapter 6, which discusses the connection between the program hypothesis and service decisions. Chapter 8 addresses how to design elements of a program systematically in order to promote consistency and attend to the necessary details.

Breslau, E.S., Weiss, E.S., Williams, A., Burness, A., & Kapka, D. (2015). The implementation road: Engaging community partnerships in evidence-based cancer control interventions. Health Promotion Practice, 16(1), 40–54 doi: 10.1177/1524839914528705

Buck, H.G., Kolanowski, A., Fick, D., & Baronner, L (2016). Improving rural geriatric care through education: A scalable, collaborative project. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 47(7), 306-313 doi:10.3928/00220124-20160616-06

KIDASA Software. (n.d.). Gantt charts. Retrieved December 12, 2011, from http://www.ganttchart.com/Examples.html

This site provides examples of different forms of Gantt charts.

Minb, A., Patel, S., Bruce-Barrett, C., O-Campo, P. (2015). Letting youths choose for themselves: Concept mapping as a participatory approach for program and service planning. Family Community Health, 38(1), 33–43 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000060

Soong, C.S., Wangm M.P., Mui, M., Viswanath, K., Lam, T.H., & Chan, S.SC. (2015). A “community fit” community-based participatory research program for family health, happiness, and harmony: Design and implementation. JMIR Research Protocols, 4(4), 1–10 doi:10.2196/resprot.4369

Witherspoon, B., Braunlin, K., & Kumar, A.B. (2016). A secure, social media-based “case of the month” module in a neurocritical care unit (2016). American Journal of Critical Care, 25(4), 310–317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4037/ajcc2016203

De-Regil, L.M., Pena-Rosasa, J.P., Flores-Ayala, R., & Jefferds, M.E. (2013). Development and use of the generic WHO/CDC logic model for vitamin and mineral interventions in public health programmes. Public Health Nutrition, 17(3), 634–639 doi:10.1017/S1368980013000554

Gervais, C., de Montigny, F., Lacharite, C., & Debeau, D. (2015). The father friendly initiative within families: Using a logic model to develop program theory for a father support program. Evaluation and Program Planning, 52, 133–141 doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2015.04.006 0149-7189/Crown

Huye, H. F., Connell, C.L., Crook, L.B., Yadrick, K., & Zoellner, J. (2014). Using the RE-AIM framework in formative evaluation and program planning for a nutrition intervention in the lower Mississippi delta. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 46(1), 34–42 doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2013.09.006

Fawcett, J., & Ellenbecker, C. H. (2015, JUNE). A proposed conceptual model of nursing and population health. Nursing Outlook, 63(3), 288–298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2015.01.009.

Optional Resources

National Institute of Mental Health. (2007). The National Institute of Mental Health strategic plan. Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/index.shtml

The National Institute of Mental Health conducts research to help work toward the treatment and prevention of mental illnesses. Its strategic plan offers an example of the importance and intricacies of vision, mission, goals, and objectives.

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2011). Design and evaluation of programs and projects [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

“Designing Effective Programs” (featuring Dr. Donna Shambley-Ebron, Dr. Debora Dole, and Dr. Rebecca Lee)

You may view this course video by clicking the link or on the course DVD, which contains the same content. Once you’ve opened the link, click on the appropriate media piece.

In this week’s videos, Dr. Donna Shambley-Ebron, Dr. Debora Dole, and Dr. Rebecca Lee share experiences related to designing effective programs.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS

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.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me: Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.
Discussion : Program Design Elements

Discussion : Program Design Elements