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Strategic Planning in Health Care Assignment Overview Assessing the external and internal environments of a health organization is critical to the success of the strategic planning process. The...

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Strategic Planning in Health Care

Assignment Overview

Assessing the external and internal environments of a health organization is critical to the success of the strategic planning process. The commitment and time dedicated to analysis and understanding strengths and weaknesses as well as opportunities and threats will help planners craft a strategy to achieve organizational goals and objectives at an optimal level. This assignment requires you to conduct the Strengths (S), Weaknesses (W), Opportunities (O), and Threats (T) SWOT Analysis. For additional information on SWOT Analysis, visit the following link:

You should choose an existing organization and geographic market. Students are not expected to contact the organization, but conduct research using literature searches, municipal and health systems websites, etc.

Case Assignment

As the planner for your health organization (selected by you), you will need to prepare a 2- to 3-page document addressing your organization’s internal and external environment to include, but not limited to, forces/trends, key resources, workforce, competitors, collaborators, organizational culture (i.e., values, mission, employee demographics, etc.), stakeholders/shareholders; and conduct a SWOT analysis. You may download an MS Word version of a classic SWOT template at the following link, or you can be creative and create your own SWOT analysis that is parallel to the one presented in the link.

Assignment Expectations

  1. Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to familiarize yourself with the facts of the case and be sure to justify/support your position.
  2. The body of the document should explain in detail your SWOT Analysis and supply rationale to the entries on your SWOT Analysis.
  3. Limit your response to a maximum of 3 pages.
  4. Support your case with peer-reviewed articles, using at least 3 references. Use the following link for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals:
  5. You may use the following source to assist in formatting your assignment:

I need 3 pages, APA, 3-4 in-text citations, 3-4 references

Answered Same Day Apr 23, 2020


Soumi answered on Apr 25 2020
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Strategic Planning In Health Care
Table of Contents
Chosen health organization and its geographic area    3
Its internal and external environment analysis    3
Its SWOT analysis    4
References    6
Chosen health organization and its geographic area
    The health organization chosen for this assignment is Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is an organization under the US Department of Health and Human Services and is headquartered at Atlanta in Georgia (CDC, 2018). Its key role is to implement health initiatives for the better health conditions for the US public. Hence, the assignment presents an analysis of its external and internal environments, with an extended focus to its SWOT analysis.
Its internal and external environment analysis
    The internal and external environments of an organization consists of the internal factors such as the management, employees as well as the external factors such as the market trends, competition, governmental policies that affect the overall functioning of the organization, respectively (Betancourt, Green, Ca
illo & Ananeh-Firmpong, 2003). The internal environment of CDC consists of its culture, mission, vision statements, employees and competitors. The organizational culture of the CDC is quite inclusive of a varied workforce, where the diversity of the employees are respected (Health Research & Educational Trust, 2013).
    Its mission is to provide protection to the US from health, security and safety issues (CDC, 2018). Their services are comprised of both school and home or any other place. The types of diseases that they aim to cover are of both acute and chronic types, curable and non-curable types, caused due to human activities or epidemics, infectious and non-infectious types.
    Therefore, their vision is also in accordance with their mission, which is that they want to increase...

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