Doing More With Less (Mental Health)As explored in Week 4, p

Doing More With Less (Mental Health)As explored in Week 4, public healthorganizations at the local, state or regional, and governmental levels provideservices to and/or engage with many community members. This week, you explorehow leaders and managers work within public health departments seek to fund allof the many programs and initiatives they provide, from immunizations tosurveillance for communicable and infectious diseases to screenings and foodsafety and inspections. Leading and managing such responsibilities is no smallfeat, especially in an environment of fiscal scarcity. Public health services,like most public services, are almost always provided within a financiallyconstrained environment, one that is vulnerable to economic shifts. Withlimited funds come many choices: Focus on prevention or promotion? If cuts areneeded, what should go first? Facilities improvements? Salaries? Personnel?Supplies? Programs themselves? In the course text, Shi and Johnson(2014) define public health finance as “A field of study that examines theacquisition, utilization, and management of resources for the delivery ofpublic health functions and the impact of these resources on population healthand the public health system” (p. 181). Thus, the skillset involved inobtaining funds (acquisition) is absolutely critical to public healthleadership. Obtaining funds without the context around what funds are needed,why, and how funding will address specific community health problems is ahollow task, however. Public health leaders need to be well versed inbudgeting, applying strategies for funding, and analyzing variations in publichealth funding. Fortunately, tools exist that aid in the process of determiningfunding and devising strategies for funding. For this week’s Assignment, review thebudget worksheet provided in the Weekly Resources. In addition, in the mediatitled ‘Public Health Finance’, reflect on the insights a financedirector from the Howard County Health Department provides regarding challengesand strategies related to funding programs.With the budget worksheet in mind, reviewthe Learning Resources. Research other resources providing information onfunding public health initiatives. Access the national websites to search forfunding for public health and other initiatives: Explore your state, local, andregional health-related funding organizations’ websites. Research theseorganizations’ targeted grant opportunities.The Assignment (2–3 pages including abudget worksheet):Part I:Explain the funding issues related to your selected public health projector service related to your Final Project. Include an explanation ofwhether these issues are long- or short-term, how urgent, and whichstakeholders might be most affected (1–1.5 pages). Part II:Based on the Learning Resources and your research, as well as theinformation included in the budget worksheet, recommend some potentialfunding sources and explain why you recommend them. In your explanation,include variations in funding and how these variations influenced yourdecision making (1–1.5 pages).  Part III:Complete the budget worksheet provided indicating the fundingopportunities and costs related to the chosen project. *Please copy and paste the budget worksheet as an appendix to create onesingle document for Parts I-III.  Complete and submit your Assignment(including the budget worksheet in the appendix) ReadingsShi, L., & Johnson, J. A. (2014). Novick and Morrow’s public health administration: Principlesfor population-based management  (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA:Jones & Bartlett Learning. Chapter 9, “PublicHealth Finance” (pp. 181–199)Grants.gov. (n.d.). About Grants.gov. Retrieved October6, 2014, from http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/home.htmlJohnson, T. D. (2014). Prevention and public healthfund paying off in communities: Success threatened by cuts to fund.Retrieved from http://thenationshealth.aphapublications.org/content/42/6/1.4.fullPublic Health Finance and Management. (n.d.). RetrievedOctober 6, 2014, from http://www.publichealthfinance.org/Suarez, V., Lesneski, C., & Denison, D. (2011).Making the case for using financial indicators in local public healthagencies. American Journal of Public Health, 101(3),419–425.Retrievedfrom the Walden Library databases. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2014).Grants/funding. Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/grants/Document: Budget Worksheet(Excel workbook)

Doing More With Less (Mental Health)As explored in Week 4, p

Doing More With Less (Mental Health)As explored in Week 4, public healthorganizations at the local, state or regional, and governmental levels provideservices to and/or engage with many community members. This week, you explorehow leaders and managers work within public health departments seek to fund allof the many programs and initiatives they provide, from immunizations tosurveillance for communicable and infectious diseases to screenings and foodsafety and inspections. Leading and managing such responsibilities is no smallfeat, especially in an environment of fiscal scarcity. Public health services,like most public services, are almost always provided within a financiallyconstrained environment, one that is vulnerable to economic shifts. Withlimited funds come many choices: Focus on prevention or promotion? If cuts areneeded, what should go first? Facilities improvements? Salaries? Personnel?Supplies? Programs themselves? In the course text, Shi and Johnson(2014) define public health finance as “A field of study that examines theacquisition, utilization, and management of resources for the delivery ofpublic health functions and the impact of these resources on population healthand the public health system” (p. 181). Thus, the skillset involved inobtaining funds (acquisition) is absolutely critical to public healthleadership. Obtaining funds without the context around what funds are needed,why, and how funding will address specific community health problems is ahollow task, however. Public health leaders need to be well versed inbudgeting, applying strategies for funding, and analyzing variations in publichealth funding. Fortunately, tools exist that aid in the process of determiningfunding and devising strategies for funding. For this week’s Assignment, review thebudget worksheet provided in the Weekly Resources. In addition, in the mediatitled ‘Public Health Finance’, reflect on the insights a financedirector from the Howard County Health Department provides regarding challengesand strategies related to funding programs.With the budget worksheet in mind, reviewthe Learning Resources. Research other resources providing information onfunding public health initiatives. Access the national websites to search forfunding for public health and other initiatives: Explore your state, local, andregional health-related funding organizations’ websites. Research theseorganizations’ targeted grant opportunities.The Assignment (2–3 pages including abudget worksheet):Part I:Explain the funding issues related to your selected public health projector service related to your Final Project. Include an explanation ofwhether these issues are long- or short-term, how urgent, and whichstakeholders might be most affected (1–1.5 pages). Part II:Based on the Learning Resources and your research, as well as theinformation included in the budget worksheet, recommend some potentialfunding sources and explain why you recommend them. In your explanation,include variations in funding and how these variations influenced yourdecision making (1–1.5 pages).  Part III:Complete the budget worksheet provided indicating the fundingopportunities and costs related to the chosen project. *Please copy and paste the budget worksheet as an appendix to create onesingle document for Parts I-III.  Complete and submit your Assignment(including the budget worksheet in the appendix) ReadingsShi, L., & Johnson, J. A. (2014). Novick and Morrow’s public health administration: Principlesfor population-based management  (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA:Jones & Bartlett Learning. Chapter 9, “PublicHealth Finance” (pp. 181–199)Grants.gov. (n.d.). About Grants.gov. Retrieved October6, 2014, from http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/home.htmlJohnson, T. D. (2014). Prevention and public healthfund paying off in communities: Success threatened by cuts to fund.Retrieved from http://thenationshealth.aphapublications.org/content/42/6/1.4.fullPublic Health Finance and Management. (n.d.). RetrievedOctober 6, 2014, from http://www.publichealthfinance.org/Suarez, V., Lesneski, C., & Denison, D. (2011).Making the case for using financial indicators in local public healthagencies. American Journal of Public Health, 101(3),419–425.Retrievedfrom the Walden Library databases. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2014).Grants/funding. Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/grants/Document: Budget Worksheet(Excel workbook)