Health care administrators direct and coordinate medical services in facilities such as hospitals, public health agencies, and managed care organizations (U.S. Department of Labor, 2015). In order to accomplish this directive, health care administrators need to be current on mandates, health initiatives, and population health programs. This requires the exploration of a variety of resources on health initiatives and public health programs.
This week, you have been provided with a small sample of resources that can help inform a health care administrator. Review this week’s Learning Resources to determine the defined groups and outcomes on the international, federal, and state level. For this Discussion, you are not limited to what has been provided. Select one state and one federal initiative. If you live outside of the United States, select a local and a countrywide initiative.
Post a brief summary of the health initiatives that you selected. Explain how the initiatives shift the focus from individual to population health. Evaluate the consequences of the shift.