Assessment 1 Planning a Care Coordination Project

Question Description

Assessment Instructions


For this assessment, you will assume the role of Care Coordinator Project Manager in your present organization or in an organization or setting you aspire to work in, are familiar with, or interested in. Within this context, you will develop a care coordination project plan for a population of your choice that is in need of care from multiple organizations.

In this role, you must consider a comprehensive strategy to organize and coordinate care for the selected population on a local, state, national, or international level, depending upon the population. Your project plan will serve as a model for addressing the care coordination needs of another population, or of an entire community, in Assessments 2 and 3.

After completing your project plan, you will then develop a presentation of your plan to gain the support of administrative decision makers in the organization.

Note: Remember that you can submit all or a portion of your draft documents to Smarthinking for feedback before you submit the final version of this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.

Presentation Tools

You may use Microsoft PowerPoint or another suitable presentation software to create your slides. If you elect to use an application other than PowerPoint, check with your instructor to avoid potential file compatibility issues.

Use the speaker’s notes section of each slide to develop your talking points and cite your sources, as appropriate. If you need help designing your presentation, you are encouraged to review the presentation resources provided for this assessment. These resources will help you to design an effective presentation, whether you choose to use PowerPoint or other presentation software.

You have the option of either recording a voiceover track for your presentation or creating a video. In either case, you may use Kaltura Media, Adobe Connect, or other technology of your choice for your audio or video recording.

  • If using Kaltura Media, refer to the Using Kaltura tutorial for directions on recording and uploading your video in the courseroom, per directions listed in Resources.
  • If using Adobe Connect, refer to the instructions and tutorials available from the Using Adobe Connect support page.

Note: If you require the use of assistive technology or alternative communication methods to participate in this activity, please contact Disability Services to request accommodations.


For this assessment:

1. Develop a care coordination project plan for a population of your choice. For example:

  • Children or the elderly.
  • Chronic care patients.
  • Patients with disabilities.
  • End-of-life care patients.
  • Special needs patients.
  • Inner city or rural area residents.

2. Develop a presentation of your plan for administrative decision makers in the organization to obtain their support.

Note: Choose any population you are familiar with and interested in addressing. However, you will have an option to address the care coordination needs of an undocumented immigrant or refugee population in the next assessment, so do not choose this population for this assessment.

In addition to the requirements outlined below for developing and presenting your project plan, you are encouraged to include whatever additional information is appropriate for the specific population for whom you have chosen to provide a care plan.

Project Plan and Presentation Format and Length

You may use either Microsoft Word or Excel to format your project plan.

  • For Word documents, use the APA Style Paper Template, linked in Required Resources. An APA Style Paper Tutorial is also provided (linked in Suggested Writing Resources) to help you write and format your project plan. Be sure to include:
    • A title page and references page. An abstract is not required.
    • A running head on all pages.
    • Appropriate section headings.
  • For Excel spreadsheets, be sure to include properly formatted citations and references.

At a minimum, your presentation must include the following slides:

  • Title.
  • Purpose (the reasons for your presentation).
  • References (at the end of your presentation).

Your slide deck should consist of 10–12 slides, not including the title, purpose, and references slides.

Supporting Evidence

Cite 5–7 sources of scholarly or professional evidence to support your project plan.

Developing and Presenting Your Project Plan

Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that, at a minimum, you address each criterion. You may also want to read the Planning a Care Coordination Project Scoring Guide to better understand how each criterion will be assessed.

  • Articulate your vision of interagency coordinated care for this population.
    • Consider how you would organize and consolidate care for this population.
    • What assumptions underlie your vision?
  • Identify the organizations and groups who must participate in caring for this population.
    • Consider coordinated care on a local, state, national, or international level, as applicable.
    • Identify the team members who will comprise your interprofessional care coordination team.
  • Determine the resource needs of this population.
    • Operational and capital budgeting needs, including:
      • General supplies.
      • Staffing.
      • Capital purchases.
    • Costs: Estimated funds.
    • Assumptions.
  • Identify project milestones and outcome measures.
    • Determine the key steps in attaining your goals for this project.
    • Determine timeframes for each milestone.
    • Identify outcome measures for your project.
  • Present your project plan to administrative decision makers.
    • Be clear and focused about the why this care coordination project plan is important to successfully support this population.
    • Address the anticipated needs and concerns of your audience.
    • What questions or alternative points of view might you expect? How will you respond?
    • Express your main points, arguments, and conclusions coherently.
    • Proofread your slides to minimize errors that could distract the audience and make it more difficult to focus on the substance of your presentation.
  • Support main points, arguments, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence, correctly formatting citations and references using APA style.
    • Is your supporting evidence clear and explicit?
    • How or why does particular evidence support a claim?
      • Will your audience see the connection?

Additional Requirements

Be sure that you have used the APA Style Paper Template to format your project plan and that your document includes:

  • A title page and references page.
  • A running head on all pages.
  • Appropriate section headings.

In addition, be sure that:

  • Your slide deck consists of approximately 10–12 slides, not including the title, purpose, and references slide.
  • You have cited 5–7 sources of relevant and credible scholarly or professional evidence to support your project plan.
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