Write a Reflection
For this reflection, view your own video and critique your communication with your stakeholders.
Reflect upon your verbal and nonverbal communication skills:

What differences do you see from the Week 3 video? What improved?
What effect will these differences or possible improvements have on the way your stakeholders perceive you and the issue you cover?

Additionally, pertaining to your lobbying plan issue, what new follow-up questions or comments do you think your audience would have following your elevator pitch? How would you respond? To strengthen your responses, refer to resources and reputable online sources, when possible, that you have come across either through your weekly readings in the course or in your work on the annotated bibliography in Week 2. Cite your sources and list references in APA format.

  01/07/2020 – AU Graduate 

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Learning Outcomes
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Introduction: Ongoing Compliance Issues and Practices
In order for a mental health agency or organization to remain viable, active ongoing efforts must be in place to evaluate and improve the regulatory and grant compliance efforts. Serious financial and even criminal consequences may result from mismanagement of grants or failure to comply with regulations.
In addition to scholarly articles, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Grant Compliance web page and the HCCA electronic document Evaluating and Improving a Compliance Program will provide support for understanding these issues.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this week, students will be able to:

Analyze the process of evaluating and improving a compliance program. (Aligns with CLOs 1, 2)
Analyze the potential conflicts inherent to compliance with federal grants (Aligns with CLOs 3)
Revise the brief, recorded introduction speech to your lobbying plan. (Aligns with CLOs 4)

  Assignment Due Format Value CLOs   Funding for Grants Day 3 (1st post) Discussion Forum 4 3   Updated Lobbying Plan Elevator Pitch Day 7 Learning Activity 4 4   Compliance Indicators and Personal Application Day 7 Learning Activity Reflection 4 1, 2   Self-Check N/A Self-Check 0 N/A   Total 12        
Required References

Anthony, D. L., Appari, A., & Johnson, M. E. (2014). Institutionalizing HIPAA compliance: Organizations and competing logics in U.S. health care. Journal of Health & Social Behavior, 55(1), 108-124. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022146513520431
Krist, A. H., Phillips, S. M., Sabo, R. T., Balasubramanian, B. A., Heurtin-Roberts, S., Ory, M. G., & … Glasgow, R. E. (2014). Adoption, reach, implementation, and maintenance of a behavioral and mental health assessment in primary care. Annals of Family Medicine, 12(6), 525-533. https://doi.org/10.1370/afm.1710
Kusserow, R. P. (2014). Metrics to Evidence and Benchmark Compliance Program Effectiveness. Journal of Health Care Compliance, 16(6), 49–52. Retrieved from ebscohost.
United States Department of Health and Human Services. (2017). Grants compliance and oversight. Retrieved from https://grants.nih.gov/policy/compliance.htm (Links to an external site.)
Recommended References
Burrow-Sánchez, J. J., Martin, J. L., & Imel, Z. E. (2016). Applying for grant funding as a counseling psychologist: From thought to action. Counseling Psychologist, 44(4), 479-524. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000015626272
Goldfried, M. R. (2016). On possible consequences of National Institute of Mental Health funding for psychotherapy research and training. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47(1), 77-83. https://doi.org/10.1037/pro0000034
Merlino, J. P., Petit, J., Weisser, L., & Bowen, J. (2015). Leading with lean: Getting the outcomes we need with the funding we have. Psychiatric Quarterly, 86(3), 301-310. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11126-015-9376-0