Utilize the Change Management Plan Outline as a guide for developing your Change Management Plan. Incorporate the work you completed in previous weeks into your final plan.

Look for health policy issue that is of national concern that you will use as the subject for a change management plan.

Health policy issue is: Prescription Drug abuse

Develop a 1,150- to 1,600-word Change Management Plan using John Kotter’s eight-step change model from Week 3.

Include the following in your plan;

1. What current health policy issue exist that are of national concern that affect the NP? 

2. What evidence is there to support the need to address the policy? Does the evidence indicate a sense of urgency regarding the issue? 

3. How is the policy issue represented in the media and what type of influence does this have on you implementing change in this area? 

4. What are the ethical consequences if changes aren’t implemented?

5. Identify stakeholders that will assist you in implementing the change, including opportunities for inter professional relationships.

6. Develop a plan for how and where you see the policy issue making an impact. 7. Identify potential barriers that will hinder you from implementing change in this area and how you will face them to keep the change process progressing.

8. Create a strategy that will gain the support of your congressional representative or of one your  senators and drive them to introduce legislation that will address the policy issue. 

9. How can you use Kurt Lewin’s change management model to solidify change in this area?

Cite and reference using APA guidelines.

In this assignment you will select a health policy issue that is of national concern. The general criteria for the health policy issue you select is the following: The policy is having a negative impact upon health care or the policy is missing components and this exclusion produces negative consequences in health care. The policy is one that has a national scope and so can be affected by federal policy or by changes to federal policy. For example, conservative lawmakers are trying to defund Planned Parenthood because they offer abortion services to those who want or need them. But abortion services only make up 3% of the services provided by Planned Parenthood. The other 97% is providing contraception to help prevent unintended pregnancies (approximately 579,000 in a single year), providing more than 270,000 Pap tests and more than 360,000 breast exams in a single year (critical services for cancer detection), providing more than 4.2 million tests and treatments for STDs (including 650,000 HIV tests), providing educational programs and outreach to 1.5 million people a year, and providing affordable general medical care and counselling services to its clients. In this case, if the health policy that defunds Planned Parenthood were to pass, what is missing from the policy is addressing how the other 97% of the services they offer will be provided for. The health policy issue would be the consequences to defunding Planned Parenthood and the ramifications it will have as a result of eliminating all services.

Review Box 7-3 Example of Policy Decision Brief and Box 7-4 Example of a One-Page “Leave-Behind” Summary of a Nursing Policy Issue located on p. 68 in Ch. 7 of Policy & Politics for additional examples of health policy issues.

Utilize this Change Management Plan Outline as a guide for developing your Change Management Plan. Incorporate the work you completed in previous weeks into your final plan.

Research a health policy issue that is of national concern that you will use as the subject for a change management plan.

Develop a 1,150- to 1,600-word Change Management Plan using John Kotter’s eight-step change model from Week 3.

Include the following in your plan;

· What current health policy issue exist that are of national concern that affect the NP?

· What evidence is there to support the need to address the policy? Does the evidence indicate a sense of urgency regarding the issue?

· How is the policy issue represented in the media and what type of influence does this have on you implementing change in this area?

· What are the ethical consequences if changes aren’t implemented?

· Identify stakeholders that will assist you in implementing the change, including opportunities for interprofessional relationships.

· Develop a plan for how and where you see the policy issue making an impact.

· Identify potential barriers that will hinder you from implementing change in this area and how you will face them to keep the change process progressing.

· Create a strategy that will gain the support of your congressional representative or of one your senators and drive them to introduce legislation that will address the policy issue.

· How can you use Kurt Lewin’s change management model to solidify change in this area?

Cite and reference using APA guidelines.

Change Management Plan Outline
Kotter’s Eight-Step Change ModelQuestions to AskWeekly Individual Assignment
Step 1: Establish a sense of urgency.· Develop a problem statement.· What current health policy issue exists that is of national concern?· What evidence-based practice exists that shows this policy is an issue?· What evidence supports the reason for the change?· What are the consequences if changes are not implemented?Establishing a Sense of Urgency (Week 2)
Step 2: Create a guiding coalition.· Identify stakeholders that will assist you in implementing the change.· Who is directly impacted by the health policy?· What are the roles of each party involved in the change management plan?· Identify how each party will help implement change in the policy issue?Professional Organization Evaluation (Week 3)
Step 3: Develop a vision and strategy.Develop a plan for how and where you see the policy issue making an impact.Policy Issue Presentation (Week 5)
Step 4: Communicate the change vision.Create a strategy for how you will communicate this change to your legislative representative.How will the passing of this bill improve health care?Petition Letter (Week 6)
Step 5: Empower broad-based action.· Identify potential barriers that will hinder you from implementing change in this area and barriers that could keep the bill from becoming a law.· How will you face these barriers to keep the change process moving?· What is your strategy for removing the barriers?Bill Proposal (Week 6)
Step 6: Generate short-term wins.· Identify short organizational improvements that relate to the change effort.· Do you need to reallocate resources to support the work effort?· How will you communicate progression with stakeholders?Continuous Quality Improvement Plan (Week 8)
Step 7: Consolidate gains to produce more change.Identify and emphasize early successes to help propel the bill to future success.Establish specifically defined milestones to help gage the bill’s progress.Identify and evaluate setbacks early on to formulate strategies to avoid possible setbacks in the future.· Evaluate the short-term wins from Step 6 to remove unnecessary processes and resources.· Maximize the value of the short-term wins from Step 6 to increase the bill’s momentum and persuade the stakeholders to increase their commitment to ensuring that the bill be made law.
Step 8: Anchor change in organizational culture.· How can you use Kurt Lewin’s change management model to solidify change in this area to ensure that people do not go back to the old way of thinking after change has been implemented?

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