The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to demonstrate the application of change management strategies to achieve health equity at micro, meso, and macro levels using application of a systems thinking tool.
This assignment provides documentation of student ability to meet the following course outcomes:
CO 1: Explain the various aspects of individual and group organizational behavior, including micro and macro perspectives (POs 7 and 8).
CO 2: Explain leaderships’ critical role in managing and motivating individuals within the work environment (PO 8).
CO 3: Analyze the social and cultural organization dynamics from a leadership perspective (POs 1, 5, and 8).
CO 4: Apply leadership and behavioral theory through research and collaborative projects in healthcare and public health settings (POs 1 and 8).
CO 5: Identify effective management of interpersonal and intrapersonal issues in general and in public healthcare settings (POs 7, 8, and 9).
CO 7: Apply systems thinking principles for resolving organizational problems (POs 7 and 8).
Submit your completed application by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT of Week 5 as directed.
In order to prepare your change management paper, you will need to familiarize yourself with systems thinking tools such as are described in your required textbook (Rowitz, 2014). The following resources will also help:
The Systems Thinker – Palette of Systems Thinking Tools website (Links to an external site.)
Peters, D. H. (2014). The application of systems thinking in health: Why use systems thinking? Health Research Policy and Systems, 12, 51. https://doi.org/10.1186/1478-4505-12-51 (Links to an external site.)
The Change Management Paper is worth 250 points and will be graded on quality of information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.
Create your manuscript using Microsoft Word, which is the required format for all Chamberlain College of Health Professions documents.
Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about this paper may be posted under the Q&A Forum.
The length of the paper is to be no less than 5 and no greater than 7 pages, excluding title page and reference pages.
APA format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components of the review as Level 1 headings (upper and lower case, centered, boldface):
Note: Introduction – Write an introduction to your paper, but do not use “Introduction” as a heading in accordance with the rules put forth in the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.
Introduction to the purpose of the change management paper
Description of the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieve health equity at micro (population/community), meso (public health/organizational), and macro (regulatory/societal) system levels
Description of selected change management theory
Presentation of the structure, process (function), and expected outcomes of selected change strategies to achieve health equity at the described micro, meso, and macro levels using a systems thinking tool of your choosing to address each system level. You will create the visual representation using an appropriate systems thinking tool introduced in the David Peters (2014) article (e.g. casual loop, stock and flow diagram, process map, etc.).
Reflection and discussion of change management evaluation and sustainability
Preparing Your Paper
The following are best practices for preparing this paper:
When introducing the change management paper, be sure to identify the purpose of the paper and the need to consider potential benefits of change management to address threats to health equity in public health.
When describing the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieve health equity at micro (population/community), meso (public health/organizational), and macro (regulatory/societal) levels, be sure to identify appropriate background information (who, what, where, when, and why) as applies to each threat to health equity.
When describing the selected change management theory, be sure to properly cite the author and source of the theory as well as your rationale for the selected theoretical approach and each step of the selected theoretical model.
4. When presenting the structure, process (function), and expected outcomes of selected change strategies to achieve health equity from a systems perspective (micro, meso, macro), be sure to include a systems thinking tool of your choosing to address each system level.
When reflecting on the selected change management recommendations, be certain to address relevant elements of evaluation and sustainability.