Economic Dynamics of Health Care Delivery Models

HCA 430- week 4- D1

1. Economic Dynamics of Health Care Delivery Models

After reading Chapter 7 and the required resources for this week, consider the following scenario:

HIV Help-Inc., a non-profit organization focusing on the prevention of HIV/AIDS just received a $10 million grant to fund several projects.  The organization is currently located in an older building that needs extensive repairs. The organization is using outdated office equipment In addition, one additional staff member is needed in order to keep up with incoming phone calls and requests for presentations and community outreach activities. A portion of the grant – $2 million – is allotted for business improvements which can address one of these three areas: repairs to building, outdated office equipment, and more staff. The remaining $8 million is to be used to further enhance the continuum of care level to provide access to preventive health services.

  • Section A: Create a cost benefit analysis for an update that will improve the business: structural, office equipment, or staff. You can be creative in determining what the business needs.  The cost will use the full amount of funds allotted to this improvement ($2 Million), so you can only improve one of these three needs

Note: Your work must include Steps 1-4, as outlined in section 7.2 of your course text.  See the instruction sent, use that format for this section

  • Section B: Create a cost effective analysis to determine how to best spend the $8 million portion of the grant funding on education and other preventive services.

The organization currently serves the community and clientele with community education classes at schools and community centers, as well as the distribution of condoms and educational materials. They wish to expand their current services to reach the neighboring community (4,000 residents), add social media advertising and messaging to reach the younger population, distribute educational material and condoms to homeless shelters in the area, and add HIV testing to at-risk individuals. Select two of the potential services and determine how the money can be best spent to have the greatest outcome for the HIV+ population in the community.

Note: Your work must address the costs as well as the anticipated benefits, as outlined in section 7.2 of your course text

  • Section C: Based on the  CDC website (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., analyze how cultural norms impact the risk of getting HIV.  Explain one method or action on how to address this challenge.

Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Use proper APA formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center

HCA 430- week 4- discussion 1

Hello Everyone,

This week’s discussion 1 part A is a little confusing. Please use this format to develop your response to part A of discussion 1.  Please remember to only choose 1 area to develop for part A.  Part B does not use the same format. Part B is a cost effective analysis – please review your textbook for help.  Part C is about the social and cultural norms or beliefs and values of the population.  You must address parts A, B and C to earn full credit.

Potential Decision Outcome

List of costs following this plan of action:

Update office equipment  (as an example; you may choose any one of the items from the list)

List of strengths and weaknesses of following this plan of action:



 1. New computers  $ 1. How will this strengthen the efficient operation of the business?

How might this detract from the efficient operation of the business?

 2. New office furniture  $ 2.
 3. New patient room furniture  $ 3.
Indirect costs: list and possible cost(s)4.
Discussion of potential benefits to the program.
 Comparison of costs and benefits.

Total costs (- $)

Total benefits (+ $)

Outcome (which of the two is greater, the costs or benefits?)

Decision: Pursue this plan of action, or drop this plan of action


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Week 4 – Discussion 2

Regulatory, Legal, Ethical, and Accreditation Issues in Research

As highlighted in Chapter 9 of your course text, three research methods are available (descriptive, analytic, and evaluative). Discuss these methods and give one example of how each would be used when conducting research using homeless individuals as subjects. Analyze regulatory, accreditation, ethical, and legal issues and challenges related to each research method.

Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your research and claims must be supported by your course text and at least one other scholarly source. Use proper APA formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.


Last Updated on February 11, 2019