Short Paper Initiatives (HCM)


In Module Four, you will examine some of the recent initiatives aimed at improving the performance of the healthcare system. As you learned in your module readings, healthcare should be:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Timely
  • Efficient
  • Equitable
  • Patient-centered

These six key dimensions form the basis for all implemented quality and payment reform strategies. For this paper, you should identify three health care initiatives that address the specific gap in access you identified in Milestone One. In Module Five, you will choose one of the three initiatives to develop further for Milestone Two of your final project. Use the Center for Disease Control’s website, National Health Initiatives, Strategies & Action Plans, located in the Readings and Resources in this course.


The following Critical Elements must be addressed:

  1. Existing Initiatives
    1. Explain three existing healthcare initiatives that were put in place to address the gap in access that you identified in Milestone One.
    2. Explain the specific goals of each initiative in place to address this gap in access.

What to Submit

Your short paper must be submitted as a 2- to 4-page Microsoft Word document using the Module Four Short Paper Template with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and citations included in APA format.


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