Force Of Change Assessment

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Force of Change Assessment (FOCA) helps the City of Chicago to identify the challenges that are occurring or will occur that will impact their health and the quality of life of their residents. Besides that, The Force of Change Assessment allows to identify factors that affect and face the Chicago Public Health System and this will help to answer question of what is occurring or what will occur that could influence the residents of Chicago City. (National Association of County & City Health Officials, 2014). The Force of Change subcommittee group was formed from representatives from City of Chicago Department of Public Health; the health care facilities chosen were Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rush Hospital. Presence Saint Joseph Hospital,…show more content…
The City’s public pension system is the most poorly funded in the nation as a whole and ended with crushing debt (Chicago Financial Problems and Tec 2015). In 2013 the City’s funds for retired workers were short by $19.5 billion. In 2015 the Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts that include reduced transportation, layoffs and scaled back maintenance. Also in 2015 Chicago has the worst funded public pension systems of any major U.S city because previous city leaders didn’t make big enough contributions to retirement funds for teachers, fire fighters, police, and laborer. This budget cuts will impede to the shared vision of the city, because without stability of the budget to the city, we couldn’t reach the City’s vision as the district will eliminate 1,400 jobs including 350 vacant position go unfilled, and this will be barrier for Chicago’s values of universal accessibility and…show more content…
The potential increase in the number of insured people due ACA positively affect the health of the community and Achieved the community vision , where all the citizens of the City of Chicago will share higher quality of life with universal accessibility. By this positive effect, the accessibility value of the community was achieved. The sub-committee also identified a negative force of change which is the financial problems of the city. By addressing this force change, the city will able to make the necessary changes and find solution to this negative force
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