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Analysis and Plan for the Connections Program
An environmental analysis and strategic plan for the Connections program, the partnership between community hospitals and Job and Family Services.
# 152864 | 1,604 words | 3 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 30, 2013 in Sociology (Welfare) , Public Administration (General)

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The paper first discusses how the Connections program faces many potential challenges in terms of the economy, political framework and legal issues that might arise during its formation and operation. The paper also considers internal and external threats facing the program and how they will be addressed. In the second section of the paper, the author outlines the goals and objectives for three years after this program is established.

SWOT Analysis
Three-Year Program Goals

From the Paper:

"The Connections program will represent a collaboration between a government program and a private entity. This creates a unique scenario in terms of internal and external threats. One of the key external threats that the program will face is funding issues. The hospitals may be externally influenced by economic conditions. As the economy worsens or troubles alleviate, it can be expected directly to affect their financial situation and their ability to accommodate the volume changes in the number of patients that will need their services. Job and Family serves will be externally influenced by their ability to obtain funding from federal and state sources. The ability of the Connections program to provide services to the greatest number of people who need them is dependent on their ability to accommodate the number of patients who need them.
"Several internal factors might influence their ability to serve the greatest number of people are personnel shortages, particularly a shortage of nurses. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nurses, recent projections of supply and demand indicate that a significant shortage of nurses currently exists. They also project that as the economy worsens, the shortage will also ease. It is also projected that healthcare reform will have a positive influence on the nursing shortage (AACN, 2010)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nurses (AACN). (2010). Nursing Shortage. Retrieved October 21, 2010 from
  • Black, L. (2006). Defining Hospital's Obligation to Stabilize Patients under Emtala. Health Law. 9 (11): 752-755.
  • Merrill, C., Owens, P. & Stocks, C. (2008). Pediatric Emergency Department Visits in Community Hospitals in the United States, 2005. HCUP Statistical Brief #52. May 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved October 21, 2010 from

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