The Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Planned Parenthood
HCA 421 Health Care Planning & Evaluation
Instructor: Amanda Olderog
January 13, 2013
In the business world, strategic thinking/planning is having the ability to see an organization in light of the “bigger picture;” seeing an organization how it is now, and how it will be in four or ten years down the road. Strategic planning implements knowledge of the industry’s direction and how an organization’s future plans align with that direction. In the true business management sense, strategy is distinguished by several key elements:
1. It steers the direction of the company and affects the long-term health ...view middle of the document...
She implemented a strategic plan to give birth control guidance to women. She was arrested, along with her sister and friend, and convicted for disseminating birth control information based on measures established in 1870 called the Comstock laws. In 1923, Margaret Sanger opened the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau in Manhattan to provide contraceptive devices to women and collect accurate statistics to prove their safety and long-term effectiveness. (http://www.plannedparenthood.org). This was the beginning of Planned Parenthood’s strategic course in becoming what is today, a reliable resource for women wanting information regarding contraception, unwanted pregnancies, health care education, and disease prevention.
Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. They believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of the organization are essential to society’s well being. They believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual's right to privacy. They further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life and strong family relationships. Based on these beliefs, and reflecting the diverse communities within which they operate, the mission of Planned Parenthood is to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; to advocate for public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services; to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality; and to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications. (http://www.plannedparenthood.org). Planned Parenthood has been successful in implementing its mission throughout the years. Planned Parenthood operates more than 750 health centers in communities nationwide. Their website states that these health centers provide a wide range of safe, reliable health care. Ninety percent of health care services provided at Planned Parenthood are preventive, primary care, which helps prevent unintended pregnancies through contraception, reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections through testing and treatment, and screen for cervical and other cancers.
Not-for-profit agencies operate a variety of ambulatory health care services throughout the United States. Services have evolved to meet the needs of population groups afflicted by special diseases or conditions. Planned Parenthood is a not-for-profit health care organization. Many of not-for-profit organizations are...