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Final Project Program Evaluation Throughout the past few weeks, you have been working on the many components of your Community Needs Assessment. You identified the top health problems in your...

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Final Project Program Evaluation

Throughout the past few weeks, you have been working on the many components of your Community Needs Assessment. You identified the top health problems in your community to propose a local health initiative. Then, you conducted a detailed SWOT analysis for your initiative. This week, you propose a pilot program to evaluate your initiative.

The Assignment

For this Assignment, in 4-6 pages design a pilot program and evaluation to address community needs for your Final Project initiative proposal. In your Assignment, be sure to include the following items:

Description of your proposed program that you developed in Weeks 3 and 6

Description of your proposed pilot program

Describe a small-scale program that will help to determine the feasibility of your final project

Describe how many participants, staff, volunteers, and organizations will be involved

Description of your proposed evaluation of the pilot program including a tool (Six Sigma, TQM, etc…) to improve the proposed piloted processes

You may also develop a survey, use focus groups, or interviews for the evaluation process

Description of what other health care organizations and/or nongovernmental organizations have done to address your initiative

Week 3 final project


Data Analysis & Initiative Proposal

(Final Project)


The report compares the demographics of the US and North Dakota on the basis of Census 2017 in terms of population, gender, age, ethnic groups, income, education, language and poverty levels. It also compares the two places on the basis of health-related data like life expectancy and Infant Mortality rate and enlists 10 diseases with the highest prevalence in the US and North Dakota.

The second section analyzes the data collected in the first section, describes the population and health issues in each area. At last, the report illustrates three objectives we hope to accomplish with our SMART initiatives and three activities we will use to accomplish those objectives.

Keywords: Census, SMART, demographics, population


North Dakota is a state located in Midwestern dimensions of US. It is 19th largest state of US in the area and most sparsely populated. The capital of North Dakota is Bismarck. It is located in Great Plains region and possesses a continental climate. Most of the people speak English as their native language. Being one of the fastest growing states in the US, most of the population is involved in agriculture (50states,2018).

United States (US) is highly developed and urbanized country consists of 50 states of North America. Its capital is Washington DC and present president Donald Trump. Most of the people speak English and follow Christianity as religion. It has a diverse range of climatic conditions in different parts of the country ranging from arid, desert, Mediterranean, tropical and oceanic (Global Edge, 2018).



City/Country: North Dakota


Demographics Related Data


Data from your chosen locality (North Dakota)

Data for the US

Data Source

Cite Appropriately


Overall population of Area of focus



US Population (2017)

North Dakota Population XXXXXXXXXX

Population under the age of 5




Population over the age of 65



Population of Male & Female


Female: 48.7%

Male: 49.2%

Female: 50.8%

Ethnic Backgrounds

Whites: 87.9% XXXXXXXXXX)

Native Hawaiian: 233

Two or more races: 21,588

American Indian/ Alaska Native: 5.5% (41,649)

Blacks:2.9% (19,250)

Asian: 1.5% (9,200)

Whites: XXXXXXXXXX%) 233,657,078

Native Hawaiian: 560,021

Two or more races:9,752,947

American Indian/ Alaska Native: 2,597,817

Blacks: XXXXXXXXXX%) 40,241,818

Asian: 16,614,625

Other race:15,133,856

% of Non native speaking population



Education levels

High School or higher: 92%

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 28.2%

High School or higher: 87%

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 30.3%

Income levels

Median household income: $59,114

Median household income:$55,322

Poverty levels





Data from your chosen locality

(North Dakota)

Data for the US

Data Source

(Cite Appropriately)


Life Expectancy

79.55 Years

78.86 Years

Infant Mortality

15.8 Years

16.8 Years

10 diseases with the highest mortality

1.Heart Disease: 140.93






4.Lung Disease:34.72










9.Liver Disease:12.38


10.Blood Poisoning:8.99



United States Census Bureau XXXXXXXXXXQuick Facts United States. Retrieved on 15 March 2018 from

United States Census Bureau XXXXXXXXXXQuick Facts North Dakota. Retrieved on 15 March 2018 from

World Population Review XXXXXXXXXXThe United States Population 2018. Retrieved on 15 March 2018 from

Global Edge XXXXXXXXXXUnited States: Introduction. Retrieved on 15 March 2018 from

50States XXXXXXXXXXNorth Dakota (ND). Retrieved on 15 March 2018 from

USA Health Rankings XXXXXXXXXXNorth Dakota Heart Disease. Retrieved on 15 March 2018 from


Final Project Initiative Proposal

Data Analysis & Comparison

North Dakota (ND) is a state while the US is a country. Both hugely vary in terms of area and population size. In demographics, ND has a comparatively higher population under the age of 5 years (7.3%) than the US (6.2%). The US has an increasing number of the population over the age of 65 years (15.2%) than North Dakota (14.5%). US population consists of more females while ND has a higher number of males than females (US Census Bureau, 2017).

North Dakota has a higher number of Whites (88%) than the US (73%). The second largest ethnic community in ND consists of American Indians or Alaska Natives while in the US the second majority group is Blacks or African Americans. The ratio of nonnative speaking people is considerably higher in the US (17%) than in ND (5%). The education level of both the places is relatively similar. Median household income is slightly higher in ND than in the US. Poverty levels are less in ND (10.7%) than in US (12.7%). It reflects that ND is a quality place to live economically (US Census Bureau, 2017).

Comparison of health related data shows ND has higher life expectancy and low infant mortality rates than the US. Highest mortality causing disease in ND is Cancer while in US, most of the deaths occur due to heart diseases (USA Health Rankings, 2017).

Cardiovascular Diseases

The health issue I have chosen for my population health initiative is ‘Cancer’. It is one of the major causes of deaths in all the 51 states of United States among both men and women, according to USA Health Rankings, 2017. Main causes of cancer can be obesity and sedentary lifestyle along with exposure to carcinogens.

Men and women are equally affected by the disease. Many issues like cigarette smoking, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, alcohol, exposure to carcinogens and an unhealthy lifestyle are major causes of cancer (Nichols, XXXXXXXXXXOther factors may include UV radiations exposure, air pollution and radon gas, HPV and infections, hormonal imbalances, hereditary transmission of mutated genes, and age. Cancer can be of many types depending upon the organ affected: like Breast cancer, Bowel cancer, Bladder cancer, Cervical, lung, kidney, skin, stomach or any other kind of cancer.

Population Demographics: North Dakota

As per the postulates of Gallup Healthways wellbeing Index 2013, North Dakota is the happiest state in the USA and it is a great place to settle down. The unemployment rate in ND is just 2.6% which is the lowest rate in the US (Census XXXXXXXXXXAround 25% people do agriculture and 90% of the land in the state is used for the farming purpose. The state excels in the production of spring wheat, durum wheat, lentils, beans, honey, and beef. The population consists of whites as a major community with most of the people just having high school or more degree (92%). The higher education levels are mere 28%. Total life expectancy in ND is 80 years and infant mortality rate around 16%. Cancer and Cardiovascular diseases are the top reasons for deaths in ND. These demographics are important because ND is a part of the developed country. It is smaller in size and sparsely populated with 90% of the land being used in farming. The quality of life is great because of all the available resources. The literacy rate is good, so most of the people have high school or more education level (Global Edge, 2018).


1. To increase awareness about causes of Cancer in population.

2. To suggest ways to prevent Cancer and improving lifestyle

3. To establish free cancer screening and diagnosis centers.


Three Activities for Objective 1

1. Cancer Awareness Workshops: We can organize lively and practical cancer awareness training workshops at main parts of the state, providing the trainees all the tools and confidence to talk about cancer in the local area with other people. Cancer Awareness measures (CAM) i.e a set of questions designed to spread awareness about cancer, can be shared with people.

2. Online Courses: Free interactive courses can be planned online to give confidence and know-how about cancer myths and folk beliefs from facts. It will encourage healthy lifestyle changes.

3. Cancer Campaigns: Roadshows and hubs can attract huge crowds towards the content and programs.

Three Activities for Objective 2

1. Adopting a healthy lifestyle: Major health risks like alcohol, diet, active lifestyle and sun awareness must be informed to the public through campaigns and other initiatives.

2. To inform about Carcinogens and their possible exposure in daily life.

3. To help fight obesity and high BMI problems in children through college programs like quiz and contests.

Three Activities for Objective 3

1. Working in coordination with government policies to ensure the policies tackle the major health issues.

2. Installation of camps in popular urban and rural locations in the state to provide free cancer screening and diagnostic tests at least once a year.

3. To suggest Return on Investment (RoI) tools for decision makers of public health to model the impacts of interventions and to analyze the cost estimates against improvements and benefits.


Nicholes, H XXXXXXXXXXThe top 10 leading causes of death in the United States. Retrieved on 15 March 2018 from

Week 6 work is attach.

Answered Same Day Apr 17, 2020 Swinburne University of Technology


Soumi answered on Apr 19 2020
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Table of Contents
Introduction    3
Proposed pilot program to evaluate the initiative    3
Proposed program initially developed    3
Proposed pilot program    4
Small-scale program to determine feasibility of final project    5
Number of participants, organization, staffs and volunteers to be involved    5
Evaluating the pilot program using Total Quality Management (TQM) tool    6
Actions taken by non-governmental and healthcare organizations to execute the initiative    6
Conclusion    7
References    8
    Health is an intangible aspect that needs to be maintained for not only the existence of life, but also for the wellbeing of individuals. Health assessments help to identify the health status of a place and its population, as well as the extent to which they are at risks of developing one or more health disorders. If health disorders are detected in the due process, health initiatives are suggested for eliminating or preventing the same. The cu
ent assignment deals in proposing a pilot program for the evaluation of such a health initiative presented for cancer amongst the US population.
Proposed pilot program to evaluate the initiative
Proposed program initially developed
    In the previous weeks, health statuses have been studies comparatively between North Dakota and The United States (US). The process has been expanded over week 3 to week 6, which have been a cumulative procedure of assessing the demographic details of the two selected places and the assessment of what the local community of these places need in terms of health requisites. Through the process, the progress of health conditions has been assessed, along with identifying the key health problems that the local people face. As mentioned by Sallis, Owen and Fisher (2015), health issues cannot be identified until the entire population of a place is to be studied.
Therefore, populations of both the areas have been studied in comparison to one another. The parameters, which have been placed on comparison, are the overall population of the places, percentage of population under 5 years of age, those above 65 years of age, percentage of male and female population, their ethnic groups, linguistic backgrounds, education, income as well as poverty levels.
Apart from these, separate data have been collected for the health-related information, where the life expectancy, infant mortality and 10 diseases imposing highest concerns were identified. Amongst these 10 diseases, it was analyzed that the most commonly occu
ing health disease is cancer amongst their population. Based on this data and further analyses, three objectives have been stated, to achieve which, three activities per objective have also been suggested.
Proposed pilot program
    A pilot program is refe
ed to as primary experiment that is conducted on a small-scale to analyze if the tested process or...

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