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LP10.2

Objective of the Final Project:
To provide high school students with an overview of the US healthcare system with a fact sheet brochure.

Scenario: You work for the Department of Labor in Washington, DC in the Health Care industry division. You have been given the task of designing an informational brochure or fact sheet, which will provide high school students with a broad, general knowledge base about the US Health Care system. It will become part of a series of brochures entitled “Introduction to US Industry.? Each brochure in this series will briefly touch on a different major US industry and will used as a supplementary instruction TOOL for General Business classes in high schools across the country.

Formatting Specifics/General Information:

The brochure must fill both sides of a standard 8? x 11? sheet of paper.
Set your brochure up in either the portrait or landscape format ? either page layout orientation will be able to provide facts on the front and back sides of the paper.
NOTE: The landscape orientation can be folded into a 3-panel brochure.
Name your fact sheet or brochure the following: Introduction to the US Healthcare Industry.
Use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Use font no smaller than 10 pt.
You may use a brochure template provided it can be opened in Microsoft word or as a PDF file.
Remember you will be focusing on high school students who may not have any information about the US healthcare system.
Content required:

A summary of the evolution of the US health care system from its roots until today
A description of major characteristics of the US health care system as a whole; description notes the health care system?s four subsystems
A listing and BRIEF explanation of major types of health care professionals
A listing and brief explanation of the major types of the following health care settings or structures: a. outpatient care; b. hospitals: c. managed care; d. long-term care.
An explanation of 2-3 challenges and/or opportunities the health care industry is facing in its environment today. You may wish to select your challenges/opportunities from the following list:
conflicting self-interests of multiple players
imperfect market condition
maintaining the public trust
changes in Medicare reimbursement
emerging medical technology
dealing with regulations and/or accreditation
other topics from our learning in this course that you believe are crucial
A generalization of the impact of government legislation or health policy on the health care system.
This is a no-nonsense government style publication, so only the facts need to be provided.
Artwork and graphics are not part of the grading criteria.
You may however feel free to use various fonts and print sizes/styles, bullets etc. This would assist in clarifying and give variety to the appearance of the brochure.
You should use the terminology of the textbook whenever it is appropriate, but still write the brochure using your own words as much as possible. DO NOT use entire sentences of direct word-for-word quotations out of the textbook. YOU are to be the author of this brochure based on what you have learned from this class. (Plagiarism policies and APA standards apply)

Below is a sample outline that provides you with a foundation to begin constructing your project. This outline sets up the subheadings for the required six components of your fact sheet/brochure:
The US Health Care System
1. History
2. Characteristics
3. Professionals
4. Settings
5. Opportunities/Challenges
6. Health Policy

As with your essays, follow these instructions:

Name your file using the first initial of your first name, followed by your full last name and the title of the assignment (e.g., JDoe LP10.2 Final Project).
Errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation will result in point deductions for the SECTIONS of the brochure in which they appear. You are graded according to the following scale and criteria:
Type your responses in a Word document and submit it to your instructor via the dropbox “LP10.2 Assignment: Final Project.” This assignment is worth 110 points; grading will be based on the LP10.2 Scoring Guide.

Scoring Guide (110 Points)
Rating Scale
10 – 9 Work meets or exceeds criterion at a high level of competence.
8 Work reflects an understanding of criterion with minor misunderstandings/misconceptions.
7 Criterion partially met, but one or more IMPORTANT concepts/skills are missing or flawed.
6 Work reflects an attempt to meet criterion, but significant misunderstandings/misconceptions are apparent.
5 – 0 Criterion not met or work is absent.

Criteria
1. The brochure includes a summary of the evolution of the US health care system.
2. The brochure includes a description of the major characteristics of the US health care system.
3. Student notes the four subsystems of the US health care system.
4. Student lists and explains the major types of health care professionals.
5. Student lists and explains the four major types of health care settings.
6. Brochure includes at least two challenges and/or opportunities the health care industry is facing.
7. Student generalizes the impact of government legislation or health policy on the health care system.
8. The brochure is neat, well-organized and easy to read.
9. The brochure includes course concepts and terminology (but not word-for-word textbook quotations).
10. The brochure includes the required headings.
11. The brochure follows all formatting specifics.