After you completed a needs assessment, you were asked to research one of the unmet needs found in your community or organization. This week, you will be designing a program that addresses this need.
One way to design a program is to use a logic model. Chapter 3 of your text described how to do this. Basically, it is a picture or diagram that shows how your program is supposed to work. It identifies the activities that the program should include to address the need and the expected outcome of these activities. The sections of the model will create a framework of action for the program.
The general sections of your model include the purpose or mission, the context, the inputs or resources, the activities or interventions, the outputs or proof the activities were done, and the effects or results. For example, the Community Tool Box uses this diagram to illustrate these sections:
Using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Visio to create a logic model for your program design. Then, in a 1-2 page paper, expand on each section of your model to thoroughly explain the intentions of your program.
KU Work Group for Community Health and Development. (2014). Chapter 2, Section 1: Developing a Logic Model or Theory of Change. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas. Retrieved July 7, 2015, from the Community Tool Box: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/overview/mo…
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Residents in Miami-Dade in Florida continue to experience significant economic and social challenges which slow down growth and development in the area. The demography attributes from the 2010 census estimated the population to be 2,712,945 residents with persons under 18 years contributing the largest percentage. The white race alone makes up 78.3%, the black and African American comprise 18.5% while other races include the remaining portion. Total housing units by 2016 were 1,021,527 with a median of 53.8% of owner-housing rate, and the median house rent is $ 1,112. Consequently, many people are rendered homeless. 80.1% of the residents have a high school diploma; however, those with a bachelor degree record a low rate of 26.9%. Moreover, per capita income records a rough $23,850 as those in extreme poverty amounts to 20% of the entire population. In addition, about 21.2% of the residents are without health insurance (United States Census Bureau, 2016). The community records high poverty levels that render many unable to afford basic necessities like housing and medical services. Only few people can secure well-paying jobs making unemployment, healthcare, housing and literacy pressing needs in the community.
Nevertheless, initiatives to address literacy are underway through the read to learn program for free books. The project uses donations to buy and distributes books every week where students and parents can access them (Hunton, 2014). Moreover, several organizations have instituted projects to help the community including; The HandOn Miami (HandsOn Miami, 2017) which organizes volunteer programs to bring change in the community through donations, clean-ups, employment, and healthcare services. Moore Charitable Foundation- concerns with environment and wildlife conservation (About, 2017). The Early Learning Coalition (About Us, 2015), it provides early childhood care and education through voluntary and affordable pre-kindergarten projects.
Despite the underway projects in the community, the programs focus primarily on the youth and families. Specific needs in health care like pediatric care, specific programs for the elderly with chronic and nutrition. Furthermore, housing needs for street families and entrepreneurship programs with the aim of reducing poverty do not receive adequate attention.
For my project, I would like to focus on the issue of health care services to the elderly living with chronic diseases. From the demographic data, there is a significant number of people without medical insurance cover. Again, on the per capita and poverty levels, managing and treatment of such diseases are bound to be a complicated process. The project will focus on capacity building, mobilizing resources, managing and treating chronic conditions among the elderly.
About. (2017). Retrieved from The Moore Charitable Foundation: https://www.moorecharitable.org/?gclid=CjwKCAiAo9_…
About Us. (2015). Retrieved from The Early Learning Coalition: http://www.elcmdm.org/our_services/index.htm
HandsOn Miami. (2017). About HandsOn Miami. Retrieved from HandsOn Miami: http://www.handsonmiami.org/
Hunton, M. (2014, September 8). Miami-Dade Program Gives Needy Kids Free Books, But It’s Running Out. Retrieved from WLRN.org: http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-program-gives-need…
United States Census Bureau. (2016). Miami-Dade County, Florida; UNITED STATES. Retrieved from United States Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/miami…