Solving a community care problem
This term students take two courses to fulfill the requirements of the capstone project. In order for students to register in these courses they must have completed all other courses in the MHA(CC) program. This project is an innovative component of the MHA(CC) program that offers an applied approach and an opportunity for experiential learning conducted in cooperation with organizations in the home and community care sector. Students, in small groups (four members maximum) address a real policy and/or delivery issue facing one or more organizations in the community care sector. Students might analyze a current health systems problem that affects multiple organizations across sectors and develop possible strategies to mitigate this problem or they might analyze a single organization’s problem and develop solutions. A final presentation to a panel that includes experts from community partner organizations and faculty is required.
During the capstone term, there will be three to four Saturday (or Sunday) sessions. In the three sessions, groups will be expected to present a project proposal and a mid-term report prior to the final presentation. During these sessions, faculty and fellow students will have the opportunity to give feedback and guidance on the development of projects.