NURS FPX 6218 Assessment 3 Planning for Community and Organizational Change

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Capella University

NURS-FPX 6218 Leading the Future of Health Care

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Planning for Community and Organizational Change Summary

The community of Jordan has been grappling with a number of health issues, including mental health problems and the opioid epidemic among adolescents. Analyzing the community of Jordan, it is evident that parents are anxious about the deteriorating health of their children. Therefore, it is crucial to highlight these pressing health issues prevailing in the youth of Jordan. This change proposal entails strategies to overcome these health issues and improve the well-being of the young generation of Jordan.


Benefits and Implications

The proposed healthcare system changes to address mental health problems and opioid use among adolescents and young adults include collaborating with schools to establish mental health centers within educational areas to provide on-site support and counseling to students with the help of psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors (McGorry et al., 2022). Additionally, implementing early intervention in the form of substance abuse treatment programs providing evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or medication-assisted treatment is crucial to overcoming excessive opioid use among young kids (Chambers et al., 2020).

The benefits of integrating mental health centers within schools include improved access to mental health services, timely intervention, and support provided to young adults in addressing their mental health concerns and preventing the escalation of problems. Additionally, early intervention through substance abuse treatment offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to addressing opioid use among young individuals, addressing both physical and psychological aspects of addiction (Chambers et al., 2020).

NURS FPX 6218 Assessment 3 Planning for Community and Organizational Change

The proposed healthcare system changes aimed at addressing mental health problems and opioid use among adolescents and young adults carry several implications that must be carefully considered. Firstly, establishing mental health centers within educational areas requires significant resource allocation, including funding, staffing, and infrastructure, which may strain healthcare systems and educational institutions. Additionally, ensuring effective integration and collaboration between healthcare providers, educators, and other stakeholders is essential for the successful implementation of these changes.

Still, it may also pose logistical challenges and require time to establish. Moreover, despite efforts to promote mental health awareness and support, the stigma surrounding mental illness and substance abuse may persist among students, parents, and school staff, potentially impacting the uptake of services and raising concerns about confidentiality (Mongelli et al., 2020). However, implementing these strategies will accomplish the goals of enhancing access to mental health services and preventing opioid misuse and addiction. Ultimately, the mental health issues and opioid misuse will be timely resolved, preventing harmful actions such as suicides and increased incidence of addiction. This will lead to improved overall health and quality of life for young adults in the Jordan community (Chambers et al., 2020; McGorry et al., 2022).

 Potential Barriers to Change

The barriers to implementing mental health centers in schools with the collaboration of healthcare professionals include a lack of adequate funding and resources. Additionally, resistance from school administrators, staff, and parents can arise due to being hesitant about integrating mental health services into educational settings (Mongelli et al., 2020). Concerns about the stigma associated with mental illness and the perceived impact on academic priorities may hinder acceptance of the proposed changes. Furthermore, school personnel may lack adequate training and awareness of mental health issues, leading to uncertainty about how to effectively implement and utilize mental health services within the school environment. Without proper training and support, educators may feel ill-equipped to address the mental health needs of students (Mongelli et al., 2020).

Similarly, implementing early intervention for opioid treatment also poses several barriers, such as misconceptions about addiction as a moral failing rather than a treatable medical condition, which may perpetuate stigma and cause changes to resistance among individuals from seeking help (Cheetham et al., 2022). Additionally, inadequate availability of treatment providers and long wait times for appointments may delay individuals’ access to timely care. Lastly, policy and regulatory barriers, such as restrictive prescribing practices for opioid medications or limited funding for substance abuse treatment programs, can impede efforts to implement early intervention strategies (Mueller et al., 2021).

Strategies for Changing Barriers into Opportunities and Resolving Conflict

Engaging in collaborative endeavors with community organizations and governmental agencies presents a promising avenue for consolidating resources and capitalizing funding for proposed changes in mental health and opioid treatment. By forging strategic partnerships and pursuing grants and donations, organizations can bolster their capacity to implement initiatives effectively. Simultaneously, the development of comprehensive education and awareness campaigns targeted at school personnel and community members serves to diminish stigma and cultivate a deeper understanding of the significance of mental health advocacy and early intervention for opioid misuse (Mongelli et al., 2020).

Moreover, investment in training programs and professional development struggles for educators, counselors, and healthcare practitioners facilitates the enhancement of their competencies in mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment, thereby empowering them to provide tailored support to young individuals in need. Through these concerted efforts, stakeholders can foster a supportive environment conducive to proactive intervention and holistic well-being among adolescents and young adults (Mongelli et al., 2020). The conflict resolution approaches for competing interests will include open dialogue and negotiation among stakeholders to prioritize a supportive environment and resource allocation and identify mutually beneficial solutions. Additionally, engaging in advocacy efforts through coalition-building and lobbying will influence policy decisions and enact meaningful change.

Stakeholder Communications

The community organizational stakeholders, such as school management, executive leaders, funding agencies, healthcare providers, and healthcare managers, play a massive role in approving and allocating resources for proposed changes. It is essential to conduct consultation sessions and facilitate open dialogue with organizational stakeholders to provide them with a better understanding of the proposed change required in the community of Jordan. In these consultation sessions, the stakeholders will be encouraged to share their perspectives and concerns regarding proposed changes. This will foster a sense of ownership and collaboration in the decision-making process. The strategy of actively listening will be followed to address any misconceptions and uncertainties relevant to the proposed change (Kueper et al., 2022). 

The proposed changes will have a significant impact on organizations, such as enhanced collaboration and coordination among healthcare providers and the community, leading to the betterment of community members. Furthermore, the proposed changes will increase awareness and understanding of mental health issues among staff and parents. Lastly, there will be a potential improvement in patient outcomes and satisfaction among the target group (McGorry et al., 2022).

The strategy of consultation sessions will allow stakeholders to provide evidence-based information and clarification related to proposed changes, such as literature reviews on similar strategies employed and their benefits for communities in the long run. The data on cost-benefit analyses and financial projections will be detailed to stakeholders to provide an overview of anticipated costs and potential savings associated with proposed changes. Ultimately, the goal of improving the mental health of young individuals and the prevention of opioid addiction will be improved through effective stakeholder engagement.


Chambers, E. P., Feinberg, E., Senn-McNally, M., Clark, M. C., Jurkowski, B., Suchman, N. E., Byatt, N., & Friedmann, P. D. (2020). Engagement in early intervention services among mothers in recovery from opioid use disorders. Pediatrics145(2), e20191957. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-1957 

Cheetham, A., Picco, L., Barnett, A., Lubman, D. I., & Nielsen, S. (2022). The impact of stigma on people with opioid use disorder, opioid treatment, and policy. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation13, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.2147/SAR.S304566 

Kueper, J. K., Terry, A., Bahniwal, R., Meredith, L., Beleno, R., Brown, J. B., Dang, J., Leger, D., McKay, S., Pinto, A., Ryan, B. L., Zwarenstein, M., & Lizotte, D. J. (2022). Connecting artificial intelligence and primary care challenges: Findings from a multi stakeholder collaborative consultation. BMJ Health Care Inform29(1), e100493. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjhci-2021-100493 

NURS FPX 6218 Assessment 3 Planning for Community and Organizational Change

McGorry, P. D., Mei, C., Chanen, A., Hodges, C., Jimenez, M. A., & Killackey, E. (2022). Designing and scaling up integrated youth mental health care. World Psychiatry21(1), 61–76. https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20938 

Mongelli, F., Georgakopoulos, P., & Pato, M. T. (2020). Challenges and opportunities to meet the mental health needs of underserved and disenfranchised populations in the United States. Focus18(1), 16–24. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.focus.20190028 

Mueller, S. R., Glanz, J. M., Nguyen, A. P., Stowell, M., Koester, S., Rinehart, D. J., & Binswanger, I. A. (2021). Restrictive opioid prescribing policies and evolving risk environments: A qualitative study of the perspectives of patients who experienced an accidental opioid overdose. International Journal of Drug Policy, 103077. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.103077 

Appendix A: Grant Proposal

Need Statement

The proposed change aims to address the pressing issue of mental health disparities and opioid misuse among adolescents and young adults within our community. The scope of the problem encompasses a significant portion of our population, including students in educational settings, young individuals seeking healthcare services, and families impacted by mental health and substance abuse challenges. Recent data indicate a rising prevalence of mental health disorders and opioid misuse among adolescents and young adults in the Jordan community. The barriers likely to be encountered include stigma surrounding mental illness, limited access to mental health services, and gaps in substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.

To define the need for change, we have utilized a variety of sources, including epidemiological data, community health needs assessments, and feedback from stakeholders such as school management. While there are existing initiatives and studies addressing aspects of this problem, there remains a need for comprehensive and coordinated interventions that address both mental health and opioid addiction among adolescents and young adults in our community. Through collaborative efforts and evidence-based strategies, we aim to mitigate the barriers to care and improve outcomes for this vulnerable population.

Program Description

The proposed change initiative involves establishing mental health centers within educational settings and implementing early intervention programs for opioid misuse among adolescents and young adults in our community. This collaborative effort will engage educational institutions, healthcare providers, community organizations, and government agencies to address the growing mental health disparities and opioid challenges facing this population. By providing accessible support services, including on-site counseling and screening programs, the initiative aims to mitigate the negative consequences of mental health and substance abuse issues and improve overall health outcomes.

Implementation will occur gradually over a specified timeline, with careful planning, resource mobilization, and stakeholder engagement driving the process. Training and professional development opportunities will be provided for educators, healthcare providers, and community stakeholders involved in delivering services and supporting affected individuals. Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms will be established to assess the effectiveness of the initiative and make adjustments as needed to optimize impact and sustainability.

Goals and Objectives

The main goal of this initiative is to improve the mental well-being of students and prevent opioid addiction among young adults. This goal will be achieved by attaining these objectives: Establish mental health centers within educational settings to provide on-site counseling and support services for adolescents and young adults. Additionally, the objective includes Increasing awareness of available mental health resources and destigmatizing help-seeking behaviors among students, families, and school staff.

Program Evaluation

The change initiative will be evaluated through a comprehensive process aimed at assessing its effectiveness, efficiency, and impact on critical outcomes. Evaluation will be overseen by a designated evaluation committee comprising representatives from educational institutions, healthcare providers, community organizations, and government agencies. This committee will have oversight responsibilities for designing the evaluation framework, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting findings to stakeholders. The initiative will be evaluated regularly, with both formative and summative evaluations conducted at different stages of implementation.

Formative evaluations will occur throughout the initiative to monitor progress, identify challenges, and make necessary adjustments in real time. Summative evaluations will be conducted periodically to assess the overall effectiveness and impact of the initiative on targeted outcomes. Evaluation reports will be disseminated to a wide range of stakeholders, including senior leadership, board members, frontline staff, community partners, and funding agencies. These reports will provide insights into the initiative’s achievements, challenges, and areas for improvement, informing decision-making and resource allocation decisions. Stakeholder involvement in the evaluation process will be extensive, with opportunities for input and feedback at every stage.

Stakeholders will be engaged in the design of evaluation frameworks, data collection methods, and interpretation of findings. Feedback loops will be established to ensure ongoing communication and collaboration between the evaluation committee and stakeholders, fostering a participatory approach to evaluation. Overall, evaluating the change initiative will be a collaborative and iterative process guided by a commitment to transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement.


This initiative is critical to Jordan’s community since it addresses the urgent health challenges that negatively impact population productivity and quality of life. The mission of sponsoring organizations that place a high priority on community health and well-being is in line with the aims and objectives of this program. Their financial assistance is crucial to the initiation and sustainability of this project. We sincerely thank the funding agency for considering this initiative to improve health and for perhaps sponsoring it.

Appendix B: Project Budget

1st Year
Other Sources
of Revenue

Salary and Wages

  • Project Manager



Revenue from counselling

Hiring a dedicated project manager to oversee the implementation and coordination of the initiative.

  • Support Staff



Revenue from Counselling 

Employing support staff to assist with administrative tasks, counseling support, and program delivery.

  • Other



Revenue from Counselling

Employing support staff to assist with administrative tasks, counseling support, and program delivery.Additional personnel costs, such as temporary staff or contract workers for specific project needs.

Fringe Benefits



Revenue from Training

Employing support staff to assist with administrative tasks, counseling support, and program delivery.Additional personnel costs, such as temporary staff or contract workers for specific project needs.Providing benefits such as healthcare, retirement contributions, and other employee perks.

Consultation or Contract Services



Grants and Donations

Outsourcing specialized services or expertise required for program development and evaluation.




Grants and Donations

Purchasing necessary equipment for mental health centers and intervention programs.




Revenue from Fundraising

Procuring materials such as educational resources, screening tools, and promotional materials.




Grants and Donations

Covering travel expenses for staff training, stakeholder meetings, and program implementation.

Miscellaneous or Other



Revenue from Partnerships

Miscellaneous expenses such as office supplies, utilities, and unforeseen costs.

Total Expenses




Total projected expenses for the startup phase, first year, and ongoing operations.


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