The overall goal of the Session Long Project in this course is to examine health care delivery in the United States from a personal perspective and provide recommendations for improvement.
According to the United States Census Bureau (2016), rural areas cover 97% of the nation’s land area, but contain 19.3 percent of the population (about 60 million people). Access to health care services is vital to good health; however, U.S. rural residents face a variety of access barriers. For rural residents to have sufficient health care access, necessary and appropriate services must be available and obtainable in a timely manner.
Rural Health Information Hub. (2017). Healthcare access in rural communities. Retrieved from https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/healthcare-access
United States Census Bureau. (2016). New census data show differences between urban and rural populations. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-210.html
For Module 2 SLP, you are employed at a non-profit organization in rural Minot, North Dakota (population â‰ˆ 49,000). As the Lead Health care Project Manager, you have been charged with developing a project charter for the new â€œRural Health Improvementâ€ project. This project goal is to increase access to health care services in the area. Based on your module reading and your own research, include the following in your project charter:
- Factors of your project (i.e., aim, time frame, cost, scope, etc.).
- Major stakeholders and each stakeholder interest in the project.
- At least two innovative approaches to health care delivery.
- At least two expected outcomes of your project.
You may use this template as a guide to create your Project Charter.
Use this Guide to Completing Your Project Charter.
SLP Assignment Expectations
- Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to support your project charter.
- Limit your paper to 2 pages.
- Support your SLP with peer-reviewed articles, using at least 2-3 references. Use the following source for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals: