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The article titled – Poverty and Language Development: Roles of Parenting and St

The article titled – Poverty and Language Development: Roles of Parenting and Stress in the weekly reading discusses how poverty and home life can impact a child’s language development. As stated in the article ” For each $5,000 in extra income annually, vocabulary is raised an average of 2 points on a standard scale vocabulary measurement.”
What are some evidence based interventions that can be used to expand a toddlers vocabulary to ensure they are prepared for kindergarten?
Please cite references in your response. This is a DISCUSSION so please interact and post responses to your classmates reply. You will be graded on your response and your interaction with classmates as discussed in the weekly discussion rubric. I am going to need the dissertation with 2 replays.

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HSD is the Medicaid-managed care oversight system for san Diego County. Organize

HSD is the Medicaid-managed care oversight system for san Diego County. Organized 25 years ago, HSD identifies its values as: patient choice in selecting health plans, value added by ensuring local involvement in assuring quality and access to health services, and local oversight for problem-solving and continuous quality improvement. This initiative provides a compelling case study in complex system leadership that has been sustained over time despite changes in the medical, clinical, public health, political, and financial reimbursement landscapes. The case study also provides emerging leaders with informative guidance about leading change within and across systems.
Background:
Discussions about the implementation of managed care for the California Medicaid population in the early 1990s led five key organizations to come together to form a partnership that is now known as HSD. Leaders from the hospital association, the county health department, the medical society, legal aid, and the council of community clinics convened to assess the three potential options available to establish a managed care process for their Medicaid population.
A county organized health system
A two-plan model whereby the county would have one plan and the commercial interests would provide another one that enrollees would have a choice of providence
A system whereby health plans would be certified to serve a specific geographical area (Geographic Managed Care, or GMC Model). Provision was made early on for two pilots. San Diego requested to be one of those two pilots.
After 2 years of planning, in October 1994, then California Governor Pete Wilson signed the landmark AB 2176 HSD Legislation. San Diego was selected as one of two pilot sites in the state to implement the GMC model.
Today, nearly one million individuals are enrolled in the model, and the initial partnerships that were established are still in place to ensure that HSD remains a strong and viable managed care initiative. A related component is the HSD Joint Consumer and Professional Advisory Committee, whose role is to monitor Medi-Cal managed care issues affecting San Diego County and to advise the director of the Health & Human Services Agency concerning those issues.
Role and Function of Health System Partners in Leading Systems Change:
The early engagement of the public health and healthcare system representatives provided a forum of high trust for leading this massive system change. The five original organizational representatives mentioned earlier remain the core group, while other organizations, including the health plans, provide for a broad base of systems representation.
This case study highlights the importance of partnerships in a community coming together with a common goal of ensuring access to healthcare services for the most vulnerable members of its population. HSD was working across sectors and across disciplines even as early as the 1990s. more than 60 organizations, representing a broad array of systems, were engaged and remain engages in the HSD efforts. Some of the examples of the system members include:
medicine
community health centers
public health
health plans
legal aid
consumer advocacy
other healthcare providers
State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)/Med-Cal Managed Care Division
County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA)
The system partner roles with the HSD structure include the following:
State DHCS: Contracts for services directly with the health plans.
Health Plans: Provide healthcare services.
San Diego County HHSA: Provide day-to-day administration and presentations for Health Care Options enrollment. Identify issues and provide local forum for problem-solving and assistance.
Consumers/Professionals: Provide advice to County HHSA through the HSD Consumer and Professional Advisory Committee.
The Consumer and Professional Advisory Committee was once comprised of two committees who met both separately and jointly. Over time, as the level of trust became stronger, the two committees merged into one committee. The committee operates subcommittees focused on such topics as quality improvement, behavioral health, COVID-19, and other pertinent topics. The structure continues to provide an open forum for all system representatives and the consumers to work together to keep HSD strong.
Relationship to Health Equity
The work to establish HSD was rooted in the values of equity. The organizing parties were committed from the beginning to ensuring that managed care for the San Diego Medicaid population was implemented according to the values mentioned earlier in this case study. The work was established with intentionality around fairness, transparency, and equality in terms of healthcare access. With attention to ongoing quality improvement and timely complaint resolution, HSD remains grounded in the commitment to monitoring services provided to this population to ensure equity across healthcare plans. At the present time, meetings of the HSD Joint Consumer and Professional Advisory Committee, which are held monthly, are open for members of the public to address the Committee on any issues within its assigned purview and not on the agenda. They also make provisions for special accommodations as may be needed.
Advice for Others
When asked about their advice for others who are planning to effect major complex systems change, the HSD representatives interviewed provided the following observations based on their experience.
Monitoring the changing healthcare landscape and the potential effect of the introduction of managed care on the Medicaid population provided an early opportunity for this initiative to be pilot tested.
Relationships among the key systems representative existed prior to their work together on this initiative. Those strong relationships provided an early atmosphere of trust as the planning ensured.
A decision was made early on for the work to be apolitical. This commitment allowed the initiative to be developed and implemented with little to no political interference.
The role of public health leadership, while official and supportive, was also subtle. This was intentional so that the team of partners and stakeholders would maintain ownership and commitment to HSD. It was not seen as a health department-driven initiative. Even today, public health support HSD, but they do not set the agenda. It is still “owned” by the community.
The leadership for HSD has been consistent over the 25 years. However, some turnover in that leadership in anticipated soon. Deliberate work has been done to ensure succession planning so that the initial values, goals, objectives, and systems relationships continue.
Case Study Questions
1. What is the primary change in public health system that occurred or will occur because of this initiative?
2. Who are the system partners in this initiative, and what aspects of systems thinking are reflected in its structure?
3. Where do you see examples of systems thinking in HSD?
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For this assignment, you will practice publishing a purpose statement. Just as wit

For this assignment, you will practice publishing a purpose statement. Just as with your work in the previous module, you are not bound to the purpose statement you write for this assignment. Instead, use this as an opportunity to continue building your scholarly writing skills. The resulting ideas on paper will help you refine your thoughts and ideas as you progress along your journey so that you are prepared when the time comes to write your actual purpose statement.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Review the problem statement you completed in Module 4.
Revisit the Prospectus Form for your program of study and review the instructions in the Purpose section and example in the Appendix.
Write a purpose statement that aligns with the problem statement.
Submit your assignment.
What you need to do…By when…
Based on the problem statement you wrote in Module 4, in a 1- to 2-page paper, write a purpose statement. Be sure to address the following:
Explain the purpose of the study.
Based on what you learned from the Doctoral Degree Coach tasks and from the examples in the Prospectus Form, identify the appropriate research design (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) for the research problem.
Ensure alignment in the language between the problem and purpose statements.

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Please answer the questions for your assigned pathogen and submit them under the

Please answer the questions for your assigned pathogen and submit them under the Homework Submission tab. Appendix 6 of your textbook is a great reference, but you can also use the Bad Bug Book from FDA, or other reputable source, such as the CDC.
You must cite the source of your information.
Q1: Does the pathogen cause foodborne infection, intoxication, or another type of illness?
Q2: Name three foods that are found in foodservice settings that are associated with this pathogen.
Q3: What critical food safety procedures and practices would significantly prevent, minimize, or eliminate the factors that would contribute to this pathogen reaching an unacceptable level?
Q4: Write about an outbreak associated with this pathogen.

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Review all the three dashboards below and share your thoughts by answering the q

Review all the three dashboards below and share your thoughts by answering the questions below;
Provide 2-3 sentences for each numbered question.
Which has the easiest user interface in your opinion and why?
Which would you recommend to a family or friend with limited background in public health and why?
Which would you recommend to a policy maker in public health who is actively making decisions and why?
As of 1/31, in which way is COVID trending in the US and what are your predictions for the next 6 months? Justify your rationale.
As of 1/31, in which way is COVID trending in the World (Globally) and what are your predictions for the next 6 months? Justify your rationale.
Dashboards
1.
Johns Hopkins Dashboard
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
2.
UW Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluations
https://covid19.healthdata.org/global?view=cumulative-deaths&tab=trend
3.
WHO Dashboard
https://covid19.who.int/

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Critical Thinking Assignment: Write an Introduction (125 Points) This Critical T

Critical Thinking Assignment: Write an Introduction (125 Points)
This Critical Thinking (CT) assignment builds on the assignments from Modules 3 and 5.
Write an Introduction based on the references identified in the Module 3 Critical Thinking assignment and the annotated bibliography created in the Module 5 Critical Thinking assignment. The Introduction should provide an overview, background, and explanation of the research topic you chose. Include an overview of your research question, what software might be used in your analysis, and ethical principles in research.
Your introduction should meet the following requirements:
Be three paragraphs in length (1-2 page maximum), not including the title or reference pages.
Be formatted according to Saudi Electronic University and APA writing guidelines.
Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from the scholarly articles you have gathered.
Follow APA and Saudi Electronic University writing standards. Review the grading rubric to see how you will be graded for this assignment.
You are strongly encouraged to submit all assignments to the TurnItIn Originality Check prior to submitting them to your instructor for grading.

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HCM515 Review the following article for this week’s discussion: Sama’a, H. A., A

HCM515
Review the following article for this week’s discussion:
Sama’a, H. A., Alfayez, A. S., Alanazi, A. T., Alwuhaimed, L. A., & Hamed, S. S. B. (2021). Autonomy, accountability, and competition: the privatisation of the Saudi health care system. Journal of Taibah
Discuss the various governmental entities involved in the privatization of healthcare in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. How are these entities helping meet the needs of healthcare in the Kingdom? Include anything you found surprising in the article.
Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories (which require supporting citations) in your initial response along with at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article. Keep in mind that these scholarly references can be found in the Saudi Digital Library by conducting an advanced search specific to scholarly references. Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines.
You are required to make your initial post (create thread) in order to see others posts and make comments. You are required to reply to at least two peer discussion question post answers to this weekly discussion question and/or your instructor’s response to your posting. These post replies need to be substantial and constructive in nature. They should add to the content of the post and evaluate/analyze that post’s answer. Normal course dialogue doesn’t fulfill these two peer replies but is expected throughout the course. Answering all course questions is also required.

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Capital Budgeting Justification Capital budgeting is an essential process for he

Capital Budgeting Justification
Capital budgeting is an essential process for healthcare organizations. The challenge in quality and patient safety organizations is proving return on the capital investment without revenue impacts.
Select a capital investment that you would recommend making for a patient safety concern. In a 10-12 slide PowerPoint Presentation address the following requirements:
Describe the capital item in detail:
Item description
Rationale for selection
Cost-benefit analysis
Complete a capital budget with projected financial benefit:
Revenue or positive financial impact
Capital equipment cost
Personnel cost
Supply cost
Review financial ratios
Return on investment
Net Present Value
Cash Payback period
Make a recommendation to lease or finance the capital item. Please support your decision with financial data.
Your presentation should meet the following structural requirements:
Be 10-12 slides in length, not including the title or reference slides.
Be formatted according to Saudi Electronic University and APA writing guidelines.
Provide support for your statements with citations from a minimum of six scholarly articles. These citations should be listed in the Notes section of the slide in which they appear. Two of these sources may be from the class readings, textbook, or lectures, but four must be external.
Each slide must provide detailed speaker’s notes to support the slide content. These should be a minimum of 100 words long (per slide) and must be a part of the presentation. The presentation cannot be submitted in PDF format, which does not make notes visible to the instructor. Notes must draw from and cite relevant reference materials.

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Chapter 1 in the book has 7 case scenarios asking you to determine which resourc

Chapter 1 in the book has 7 case scenarios asking you to determine which resources the fictional characters have available to them.
Discuss which resources:
Sally (Scenario 1 – page 14)) has available to her using the 1-5 model in the book on page 15
Juan and Ramon (Scenario 6 – page 21) have available to them using the 1-5 model in the book on page 22
If you were working with these clients, what community resources would you suggest to them? Reference peer-reviewed literature in your response following APA format.
You will have to post your response before seeing classmate responses. This is not a discussion so you do not need to respond to your peers. The following rubric will be used to grade your response

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Critical Thinking Assignment: Write an Introduction (125 Points) This Critical T

Critical Thinking Assignment: Write an Introduction (125 Points)
This Critical Thinking (CT) assignment builds on the assignments from Modules 3 and 5.
Write an Introduction based on the references identified in the Module 3 Critical Thinking assignment and the annotated bibliography created in the Module 5 Critical Thinking assignment. The Introduction should provide an overview, background, and explanation of the research topic you chose. Include an overview of your research question, what software might be used in your analysis, and ethical principles in research.
Your introduction should meet the following requirements:
Be three paragraphs in length (1-2 page maximum), not including the title or reference pages.
Be formatted according to Saudi Electronic University and APA writing guidelines.
Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from the scholarly articles you have gathered.
Follow APA and Saudi Electronic University writing standards. Review the grading rubric to see how you will be graded for this assignment.
You are strongly encouraged to submit all assignments to the TurnItIn Originality Check prior to submitting them to your instructor for grading.