Assessment 01 – Assessing the Problem: Leadership,  Collaboration, Communication, Change Management, and  Policy Considerations  For this assessment, define the patient, family, or population health problem that will

Assessment 01 – Assessing the Problem: Leadership,  Collaboration, Communication, Change Management, and  Policy Considerations 

For this assessment, define the patient, family, or population health problem that will be the  focus of your capstone project. Assess the problem from a leadership, collaboration,  communication, change management, and policy perspective.  

Before you complete the instructions detailed in the courseroom, first select one of the following  to be the problem you focus on for your capstone project: 

Patient Health Problems 

o Obesity: A medical condition characterized by an excessive amount of body fat.  Obesity increases the risk of various diseases, including heart disease, diabetes,  and certain cancers. The management of obesity involves dietary changes,  physical activity, and sometimes medication or surgery. 

o Cancer: A group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and  spread of abnormal cells. There are many types of cancer, including breast, lung,  and colon cancer. Treatment varies based on the type and stage and may  include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and other therapies. 

Family Health Problems  

o Alcoholism: A chronic disease characterized by uncontrolled drinking and a  preoccupation with alcohol. Alcoholism can have profound effects on family  dynamics, leading to financial difficulties, neglect, and strained relationships. 

o Tobacco Addiction: A dependence on nicotine, primarily from smoking  cigarettes or using smokeless tobacco products. Tobacco addiction poses  significant health risks to the user and can expose family members to harmful  secondhand smoke. 

Population Health Problems 

o Diabetes: A chronic metabolic disorder where the body cannot regulate blood  sugar levels, leading to a range of complications. At a population level, diabetes  is associated with lifestyle factors, genetics, and access to healthcare. 

o Congestive Heart Failure: A condition where the heart doesn’t pump blood as  efficiently as it should, leading to symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue.  Congestive heart failure is a major public health concern due to its high  

prevalence and associated hospitalizations. 

These health problems are significant challenges for healthcare providers and public health  experts. Addressing these issues requires a comprehensive approach that includes preventive 

measures, early detection, and effective treatment strategies. Education and awareness  campaigns, community engagement, and policy changes are also essential to improving  population health outcomes. 

After you have selected one of the problems from the list above, return to the detailed  instructions in the courseroom to complete your assessment.