Posted: May 15th, 2015
HCAD 630 Assignment 4: Major Research Paper
The paper’s purpose is to provide practical experience in effectively using health care research resources through library databases and Internet search engines and to enable you to write more effectively about public health administration topics. The length of the paper should be seven (7) double-spaced pages, not including the title page, references, or any charts or tables. The paper must meet all APA standards and your references must include at least five peer-reviewed journal articles.
Grading criteria will include organization, the depth of fact-finding, the depth of analysis, sophistication of thinking, strength and clarity of writing, paper formatting, and the degree to which the paper followed the published guidelines.
Please use the following topic for this research paper:
Interview a senior leader or manager in a public health agency about a program that they work in. You should describe the leader/manager’s background and describe his or her public health program in detail (include its purpose, role in public health, leadership, funding sources and amounts, and the measures that the program uses to measure its success). You should then describe and analyze three significant leadership challenges that the leader/manager faces in their work and describe how/if they have been able to resolve them. You must then use the literature to provide context and to conduct a detailed analysis of at least one of the challenges. Your analysis should result in a minimum of three potential solutions for each of the challenges. Finally, please remember to be courteous to the person and send a thank you note after the interview. Note that interviews may be in person or on the telephone.
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