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Indian Health Service

[WLOs: 1, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

In MPH601, you were introduced to Folio, created your profile, and uploaded several assignments to it. This week, you will upload the Indian Health Service assignment to your ePortfolio. Review the Folio Quick Start GuideLinks to an external site. for more details.

Part 1: Researching Indian Health Service (HIS)

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 14 of Addressing Health Disparities: Cultural Proficiency in Introduction to Health Care Management. This will provide a broad overview of a health care manager’s role in improving cultural proficiency and the important role that administrators can serve in creating a positive change.

You will also review Chapter 4: Law, Government, and Public Health in Public Health: What It Is and How It Works. One of the U.S. Public Health Agencies discussed in this chapter is the Indian Health Service (IHS), which is federally responsible for providing health services to American Indians and Alaskan Natives. This agency has been severely underfunded, consistently overlooked, and publicly ridiculed, which has led to the further marginalization of Native Americans in the United States.

In addition to the two chapters, read Native Americans And The Public Option: After Decades of Government-Run Care, Some Indians Are Finally Saying EnoughLinks to an external site., and view the following four short films:

Native American Suicide: Breaking the Silence | Cronkite NewsLinks to an external site.

‘America Is a Stolen Country’Links to an external site.

“We Are Still Here” — A Documentary On Today’s Young Native AmericansLinks to an external site.

Poverty USA – Native Americans – 16 Nov 07Links to an external site.

In your paper,

Explain the role that the Indian Health Service (IHS) is intended to serve in the greater health system.

Identify the year IHS was established.

Provide the 2021 operations budget for HIS.

Explain the relationship between IHS and federal, state, and local offices.

Identify the number of IHS employees.

Identify the number of Native members served by HIS.

Compare the budget of IHS to other federal health agencies.

Compare the employee numbers at IHS to other federal health agencies.

Critique, with examples, IHS employee numbers related to Native populations served and their programming effectiveness.

Illustrate how IHS funding and employee allotment connect to racial marginalization.

Create recommendations for how IHS can empower Native populations.

Explain two positives and negatives related to the service of HIS.

Analyze how public health agencies can have a positive impact on Native populations in the United States.

Incorporate the required number of resources.

Submit work to Folio account.

Apply APA formatting style (Title page, reference list, etc.).

Display control of syntax and mechanics.

Part 2: Representing your best work in your ePortfolio

Think about the impression that you want your ePortfolio to communicate to those who view it. In other words, what do you want a colleague or a prospective employer to know about you and your work if they view this particular assignment?

Upload the assignment to your ePortfolio, by following the given steps:

Access your Folio account (available in the online classroom).

Click on your name.

Once you are on your main profile screen, you will find three tabs (About, Portfolio, and Connections). Click on ‘Portfolio.’

You will find a gray box saying ‘+ Add new work.’ Click on that box, and a white window will appear.

The white box has ‘Add Work to Portfolio’ across the top and the option to ‘Start With A File’ or ‘Start With A Link.’ Click the ‘Start With A File’ tab and click the blue button that says ‘Browse Your Files.’ A new window will then open.

In the upper right of the new window, make sure ‘My Computer’ is highlighted, and click the blue button that says ‘Choose File.’

Find where your assignment is on your computer, highlight the file, and click the ‘Open’ button on the bottom right. Once clicked, you will find the upload progress.

Click to ‘Add a Title’ and create a descriptive title for this assignment.

Click to ‘Add a Description’ and

Briefly describe the work you uploaded to your ePortfolio.

What challenges did you face while developing this work, and how did you respond to them?

Describe the skills or competencies you demonstrate in this assignment and connect them to the PLOs.

How does what you learned through completing this assignment connect to your educational and career goals? Be specific.

Click the ‘Choose a category’ tab and highlight ‘Education.’

Once you have a title, a description, and a category, click the blue button ‘Continue,’ which will open a new window.

In the new window, click ‘Details & Attachments’ at the bottom of the screen and ‘Tag’ your work.

Add appropriate tags in Folio, such as skills, subject areas, etc. Include the CLOs that are connected to this assignment.

In the new window, click ‘Save’ in the upper right for the drop-down menu. From there, click ‘Save & Return To Profile.’

You are done with the upload! Fortunately, the process becomes much easier and faster as you upload more. If you have any trouble, please email your instructor.

Part 3: Submit your work for grading

Once you have returned to your profile page and highlighted the ‘Portfolio’ tab,

Click on the link that says ‘EXPORT TO PDF’ on the right side of the screen.

Write in your Objective section, “MPH 621 ePortfolio Assignment Indian Health Service Week 2,” and click the paper you just uploaded to highlight it in blue.

Now click the blue button that says ‘Generate PDF’ and choose a save location on your computer.

Once saved, upload both your Word file and Folio PDF to Waypoint for grading.

The Indian Health Service paper

must be at least four to six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA StyleLinks to an external site. as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft WordLinks to an external site. resource.

must include a separate title page with the following in title case:

title of paper in bold font

Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.

student’s name

name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)

course name and number

instructor’s name

due date

must use at least five credible sources, one of which must be scholarly, in addition to the course text.

The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source.

To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view Quick and Easy Library ResearchLinks to an external site. tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.

must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your PaperLinks to an external site. guide.

must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center.  

Check the APA: Formatting Your References ListLinks to an external site. resource in the Writing Center for specifications.

Carefully review the Grading RubricLinks to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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