Review Chapter 3 in the textbook, Managing Health Organizations for Quality and Performance (Fallon, Begun, & Riley, 2013). From the perspective of a health care administrator, identify, develop, and discuss strategic issues in planning a model by prioritizing issues facing a community when dealing with a natural disaster using the four MAPP assessments that align with the shared community mission. Lastly, explain how you would promote collaborations among clinical professionals, explain methods that encourage physician leadership in patient care enhancement, and explain quality initiatives that reduce organizational risk and support patient safety.

Your paper must be three to five double-spaced pages (excluding title and reference pages). In addition to the text, utilize a minimum of two scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last five years. Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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MAPP Process

The MAPP process includes six steps (NACCHO 2010):

  • 1. Organizing for Success: This step involves organizing the planning process and developing partnerships.
  • 2. Visioning: The visioning step engages stakeholders in a collaborative, creative process of developing a shared community vision with common values.
  • 3. Conducting Community Assessments: Four community assessments provide information about internal and external environmental trends relevant to the community:
    • • Community Themes and Strengths Assessment: Identifies local community interests, perceptions about quality of life, and assets.
    • • Local Public Health System Assessment: Appraises the capacity of the local public health system to conduct essential public health services.
    • • Community Health Status Assessment: Analyzes data about health status, quality of life, and risk factors.
    • • Forces of Change Assessment: Identifies changing external forces and dynamics of the community and the local public health system.
 
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