Policy Proposal Presentation

Prepare a presentation of the policy proposal you developed in Assessment 2 for one of the stakeholder groups identified in your proposal. Inform the group about the future of organizational policy and practices, the current performance shortfalls, and the rationale for why the new policy and practices are needed. In addition, explain how the group will benefit from this change in order to obtain their buy in and support.

Improving quality and outcomes is a key focus for health care organizations. With a focus on quality, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publish publicly reported data online and update it quarterly, which allows patients to compare hospitals on a wide range of metrics. These metrics can also be used to inform policy changes at local, state, and federal levels.

In this assessment, you will build on the policy proposal work you completed in Assessment 2. Mercy Medical Center

Preparation

put together a presentation for one of the stakeholder groups that you identified in your proposal.

Your deliverable for this assessment is a slide deck to support your presentation. You may use Microsoft PowerPoint or any other suitable presentation software. Please use the notes section of each slide to develop your talking points and reference your sources, as appropriate.

The design and organization of your presentation will determine how many slides you need. However, in this instance, senior leaders have suggested that 8–12 slides is a reasonable expectation for this presentation.

Presentation Requirements

Note: The tasks outlined below correspond to grading criteria in the scoring guide.

In your presentation, in an order that makes sense for your presentation, senior leaders have asked that you:

  • Interpret for stakeholders the relevant benchmark metrics that illustrate the need for a change in organizational policy and practice.
    • Provide a brief review of the metrics you are trying to improve for this stakeholder group, based on the dashboard benchmark evaluation you completed in Assessment 1.
    • Be sure to interpret the dashboard metrics in a way that is understandable and meaningful to the stakeholder group to which you are presenting.
  • Explain your proposed change in policy and practice guidelines and how it relates to applicable local, state, or federal health care laws or policies.
    • What specific changes are you proposing?
    • How will these changes help drive performance improvement?
    • Why are policy and practice guidelines important, from an organizational standpoint?
    • What is the overall goal of the proposed policy or practice guidelines?
  • Explain how your proposed change in policy or practice guidelines will affect the tasks and responsibilities of the stakeholder group to which you are presenting.
    • How might your proposal change what tasks the stakeholder group performs or how they currently perform them?
    • How might your proposal affect the stakeholder group’s workload?
    • How might your proposal alter the responsibilities of the stakeholder group?
    • How might your proposal improve working conditions for the stakeholder group?
  • Explain how your proposed change in policy or practice guidelines will improve the quality of work and outcomes for the stakeholder group to which you are presenting.
    • How will your proposed changes improve the group’s quality of work?
    • How will your proposed change improve outcomes for the group?
    • How will these improvements enable the stakeholder group to be more successful?
  • Explain your strategies for collaborating with the stakeholder group to implement your proposed change in policy or practice guidelines.
    • What role will the stakeholder group play in implementing your proposal?
    • How could the stakeholder group collaborate with you and others during the implementation of your proposal?
    • Why is the stakeholder group’s collaboration important to successful implementation of your proposal?
  • Design your presentation to be persuasive and effective in communicating with the stakeholder group.
    • Is your presentation logically organized, clear, and professional?

 

Presentation Design

Being able to effectively address any audience is a necessary leadership skill. Remember that you are the speaker, not a projectionist. Your purpose is not to present a slide show. Your audience is there to listen to what you have to say, not read your slides—or worse, listen to you read them. Design your presentation slides to compliment and reinforce your message and engage your listeners.

The following tips will help you create presentation slides that work to your advantage:

  • Focus on the content of your presentation and the development of your main points. Remember that your purpose is to deliver a message on ethics that is clear, well organized, and engaging.
  • Consider your intended audience and how best to communicate effectively with them.
  • Create slides that support your presentation. They should not be your presentation.
    • Use a professional presentation template, or one used in your organization.
    • Ensure that your slide background provides sufficient visual contrast for your text and graphics.
    • Avoid filling your slides with text. Use speaker notes to record the details you want to communicate to your audience.
    • Be judicious in your use of bulleted lists. Consider a separate slide for each point.
    • Use images and graphics, when appropriate, to illustrate information and make your points. Presentation slides are a visual medium. Images are more effective than text at capturing viewers’ attention.
    • Avoid using images that are simply decorative. They can be a visual distraction and do not contribute to your message.
    • Avoid using flashy slide transitions and animations. They can be both distracting and annoying. Keep your slide transitions consistent throughout the presentation.
    • Add a slide to the end of your presentation to prompt questions from the audienc.

RESOURCES

This article explores Health in All Policies (HiAP) as a framework for stakeholder collaboration in the public health sector to help leaders incorporate the principles of health, well-being, and equity into policy development and implementation. 

This study showed that there are different degrees of stakeholder acceptability between policy interventions and future funding options as well as perceptions of their feasibility.

This study advocates for the use of research implementation strategies for promoting evidence-informed policy and management decisions in health care. 

Leading Policy Creation and Transformation 

These resources explore leadership models in health care settings:

 

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