Assignment Instructions (Grant application)
You are required to complete a grant application plan in order to meet the learning objective ‘plan a Health Promotion activity’. You MUST use the headings provided. There is no need for an INTRODUCTION or CONCLUSION.
• The length of this assignment is 2000 words (+/- 10%).
• You must keep your Turnitin receipt and an electronic copy of the work as proof of completion and submission.
• Students are to use third person style of academic writing (no statements referring to “you” or “I” or “we”)
• Students are to adhere to the SNM Assessment Guidelines and ECU Referencing Guide (both are provided on Blackboard under the Assessments tab).
• References must be credible (especially websites) and you must use at least 10 including several journal articles and official reports not just websites. You must show a broad range of sources in order to get good marks for referencing. References must be less than 10 years old.
• Remember to look over the marking rubrics for these assignments to ensure you have covered everything.
This assessment aims to evaluate your application of health promotion principles. Please imagine you are a nurse wanting to implement a health promotion program to a specific group of your clients. The program requires some funding so this assignment is based on Healthway WA guidelines for health promotion grants. You may find it useful to look at the Healthway WA website under the ‘Grants tab’. You must use the headings below and stick closely to the suggested word limits.
Using the health issue you identified as significant in the first assignment; research programs that have been used to address these issues and explore how they may be adapted to your population. You need to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the programs and present a convincing argument as to why your program should be funded. Imagine that the Lecturer has a big bucket of money and wants to give it to the most deserving projects!
Be clear about which aspect of PHC (prevention, screening or rehab/support – see levels of PHC) your program is aimed at and link it to the Ottawa charter or Millennium goals or Australian Government priorities or some other significant organisations priority areas to show how important your project is (for ideas look under the ‘assignment resources’ tab). This assessment is an opportunity for you to demonstrate that you have met the learning objectives so you should make reference to your text book and other materials when you discuss your project. For example, education programs should be based on health literacy and/or teaching theory.
Project title: use this title as your Turnitin submission – it must describe your project/health issue and population
Population and Health Issue (500 words): Define and explain the relative importance of the health issue to be addressed with your target population. Justify with supporting data where possible. This is essentially a summary of your first assignment but do not copy and paste it! Use your paraphrasing and summarising skills and make every word count. Remember to reference your sources. This section should be persuasive and show the reader that this is a problem that needs to be addressed. Highlight how the project fits with PHC priorities. Include some discussion about the SDoH that relate to your population. Your project can be aimed at a secondary target population e.g. parents or employers and if you do this you need to provide some brief information about this secondary population group.
Project description (500 words): Give a clear and concise description of the project you want to do. Outline the health promotion activity or program in detail. Be creative and innovative but leave the ‘how’ you will do it for the objectives and strategies section below. Describe one or two existing projects and discuss their strengths/weaknesses and describe how they have inspired your program. For example: you could adapt a program for a different health issue or population and show how it could work with your target group. There are marks here for creativity and critical thinking!
Objectives (500 words for this section): Your objectives should describe the changes the project will bring about, these should be specific and measurable (SMART or RUMBA). You may have 1-3 objectives.
Strategies: List the strategies and activities that will be used to achieve your objectives.
Budget estimate: Give a breakdown of how the money will be spent. Use a table with a short explanation (100 words). A budget allows the marker to assess how realistic your objectives and strategies are and how well considered your project is. There is no maximum amount you can ask for as some people will choose small localised projects and others large national programs. Do not expect professionals to volunteer their time and resources.
Timeline estimate: use a table with a short explanation again to show how realistic and achievable your plan is.
Evaluation Finally, your evaluation should measure the achievement of your objectives. Ensure each strategy is addressed. Ask yourself: How will I know if this project was effective and met the objectives? (Remember this is a plan for evaluation do not write as though you have actually done the project).
Working in partnership with others (200 words): List the details of key groups with whom you would have consulted and collaborated during the development of this project (for example – local business, Shire, Indigenous Organisations, community, corporate sector or service groups and provide their website details) and indicate if they are directly involved in the project/event (for example – regular ongoing advice, funding etc). How will you involve the community in the planning and implementation of this project? How will you disseminate the results of your project back to the community and others?
Sustainability (200 words): Outline how the project or aspects of the project will continue after the grant is spent and how the resources will be disposed of for example: if you bought a Bouncy Castle for a family fun day – what would happen to it after the project was finished? What are the expected long-term benefits of your project? Is this a pilot project that could be rolled out to a wider audience?
Assignment Instructions (Grant application)