AU Public Health Discussion




In this simulation, it’s time for a marketing audit! Bright Road Health Care System wants to see how responsive they are to market needs and preferences, and if their marketing strategies are showing a good return on investment. You are a marketing consultant who has been brought in as an objective party to perform this audit. Once the information is gathered, you will identify the top 3 strengths and the top 3 weaknesses of the organization. Then, you will make prioritized recommendations to turn the weaknesses into strengths. As you prioritize your recommendation, be sure to answer the following:

Instructions – Answer the following and include these concepts in your recommendation.

1 We read about the Triple Aim and Quadruple Aim concept this week. What is the Triple Aim concept and what are the three aims involved? How has the adoption of the Triple Aim benefited from improvements in technology? Why have some health care providers been unable to fully implement the Triple Aim?

2 How can the expansion of the Triple Aim to the Quadruple Aim be a solution to any obstacles of the pursuit of the Triple Aim?

3 Discuss how your recommendation for Bright Road would work toward the goal of the Triple and Quadruple Aim of improving population health and reducing physician and staff burnout.  Include the details of your recommendation with a focus on how you would use social marketing as a part of Bright Road Health Care System’s CQI initiative.

BUS 400 Ashford University Competition Analysis in The Tech Industry Paper




Use Porter’s Industry Analysis (new entrants, buyers,  suppliers, substitutes) to consider those factors that impact  competition in your industry.

Next, identify the two major competitors (Amazon and Metaverse) that pose a threat  to Alphabet (Google) in the industry. Be sure to discuss how these  competitors have a distinct advantage in your industry. Please see the  Under Armour model attached file for the appropriate format for this assignment.

Be sure to use 10K and Mintel and  S & P Industry Survey as your guide for this submission along with any articles from Forbes, Business Week, or Wall Street Journal. Please use APA format

Ashford University Elements of A Contract and Law Paper




Touchstone: Did Jim and Laura Buy a Car?

SCENARIO: Jim and Laura Buyer visit the local car dealership because they are interested in buying a new car. The car they currently have is aging and is starting to have mechanical problems. Jim and Laura would share the new car, and use it to go back and forth to work and school. Before going to the dealership, Jim and Laura decide that they can only afford $400.00 a month in car payments.

Once at the car dealership, Jim and Laura meet Stan Salesman. Stan shows them several vehicles and Jim and Laura test-drive several of the cars. Jim and Laura particularly like the blue 4-door sedan. Therefore, they agree to give Stan Salesman a $100.00 deposit to hold the car for a day. Stan Salesman does not give them the receipt but guarantees that the $100.00 is refundable. No documents were signed.

The next day, Stan Salesman calls Jim and Laura to ask them when they would like to take delivery of the car. Jim and Laura, on the way home from the dealership, decided that they were not going to buy the car because they did not want to spend that money each month. Therefore, Jim and Laura tell Stan Salesman that they have decided not to buy the car and request their $100.00 deposit back.

Stan insists that the $100.00 was a deposit on the car and was meant to be part of the contract to buy the car. Stan is very persistent and insistent that Jim and Laura have contracted to buy the car; therefore, the $100.00 will be applied to the purchase price of the car. Jim and Laura are shocked and angry as not only do they not want to spend the money, but now feel as though they are being duped by Stan Salesman.

Jim and Laura have an appointment to see a lawyer in a few days, but know you are a student taking a business law class and come to you for advice. They are very frazzled, and understandably upset that they may have just purchased a car. Since you have been taking business law, you have read and understand the elements of a contract and the defenses to a contract. Therefore, although you are not a lawyer, you provide some basic advice from what you’ve learned in your business law class.

ASSIGNMENT: In three to five (3-5) pages, advise Jim and Laura based on the above facts as presented and the material covered in the lessons. In your paper, be sure to address the following:

  1. Define the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.
  2. Decide whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile.
  3. Identify the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.
  4. Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as quality academic resources.

In order to foster learning and growth, all essays you submit must be newly written specifically for this course. Any recycled work will be sent back with a 0, and you will be given one attempt to redo the touchstone.

A. Assignment Guidelines

DIRECTIONS: Refer to the list below throughout the writing process. Do not submit your Touchstone until it meets these guidelines.


? Have you defined the elements of a legal contract?? Have you used examples from the scenario to illustrate these elements?


? Have you provided a judgment on the existence of a contract in this scenario?? Have you used specific examples from the scenario to defend your position?


? Have you referenced at least two academic sources in your essay?? Have you explained how each source relates to and supports your judgment on the case?

Ashford University Cost Benefit Analysis Discussion Paper




Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word proposal for financing the project you selected in Wk 3. Include the following:

  • A description and summary of the state, county, or city of choice, including
  • demographics
  • employment or unemployment data
  • A cost-benefit analysis (Wk 3)
  • Three potential sources of funding (Wk 5)
  • The role of taxation on funding the project
  • Any possible need(s) for income redistribution and its effects on the local economy
  • A description of how entitlement or welfare spending in the state, county, or city has affected the labor and employment market: Explain the potential effects on funding the project.

ENG 101 AU Legacies & Impact of Benchleys Novel and Spielbergs Movie Reflection


I’m working on a english discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.


Compare and Contrast the legacies/impact of Benchley’s novel and Spielberg’s movie

According the authors, how is the book more impactful than the film?

Ashford University The Debate on Euthanasia Essay




Moral and Ethical Framework Appraisal

Final Paper:
Find an ethical problem or issue in a profession in which you are interested or that you expect to enter yourself.

Part 1
Present a summary explanation and/or analysis of the ethical problem(s) or issue(s), presenting the various sides of the conflict, and, if possible, the differing opinions that have been given about it. State clearly what the ethical problem is that you will be dealing with. This section should be neutral and objective. Shorter is better than longer in this section. Do not try to solve the problem or present your opinion(s) in this section.

HCA 312 Ashford University Financial and Operating Ratios Template




Financial and Operating Ratios

[WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

, review the Comprehensive Assessment of Firm Financial Performance Using Financial Ratios and Linguistics Analysis of Annual Reports article and the Financial Ratios web page. You will also utilize Appendices 13A, 13B, 13C, and 33A as well as Dr. Smith and Dr. Brown’s financial statements. As the Practice Manager, you will be utilizing Dr. Smith and Dr. Brown’s Physician Practice financial statements for completing the financial ratio calculations below to determine the feasibility of a capital expenditure.

After reviewing, download the Financial and Operating Ratios  template. You will be responsible for entering your responses directly into the template provided. You will need to ensure that your responses are thorough, examples are given where indicated, and references are listed in APA format in the space provided within the template. In the assignment template provided, complete Parts 1 through 5.

Part 1: Calculations of Financial Ratios

Calculate the financial ratios for Dr. Smith and Brown’s physician practice to analyze the financial viability of the organization.

Identify the type of ratio for each of the following:

Current ratio

Quick ratio

Debt Service Coverage ratio (DSCR)

Operating Margin

Return on Total Assets (ROTA)

Part 2: Type of Ratios

Define the type of ratios used in determining the financial viability of an organization.




Part 3: Operating Ratios

Define the financial ratios utilized to determine the financial status of Dr. Smith and Brown’s physician practice.

Compare the results in Part 1 with the median to determine the value associated with the financial ratio.

Analyze the results calculated in Part 1 and explain what the calculated result tells you about the financial health of Dr. Smith and Dr. Brown’s physician practice

Part 4: Capital Budgeting Expenditures – Time Value of Money Calculations

Calculate each of the operational ratios for Dr. Smith and Dr. Brown’s physician practice.

Present Value

Internal Rate of Return

Part 5: Evaluation of Capital Expenditures

Define the time value of money.

Provide a real-world example for the time value of money.

Explain why time is an important factor when considering a capital expenditure.

After review of the Dr. Smith and Dr. Brown’s financial statements and ratios, analyze the feasibility that the Capital Expenditure listed above would benefit Dr. Smith and Dr. Brown’s practice. Explain your rationale on whether you would recommend the purchase of the capital expenditures identified. Include any positive or negative aspects of regulatory or government mandates that were considered in making the decision to purchase the capital expenditures.

Ashford University Chapter 6 High Value Cash Discussion




Discussion 1

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 6 in the course textbook, Using Financial Accounting Information: The Alternative to Debits and Credits.

After reading Chapter 6 in the textbook, address the following:

Discuss how can management control cash. Your discussion should include what tools management may use to control cash.

Using the same company and annual financial statements that you chose for your Week 1 – Discussion Forum, Reading and Using the Annual Report Case Study, disclose the company’s cash balance, and discuss if you believe the company has too much or too little cash. Be sure to support your opinions with supporting facts.

Discuss management’s responsibility to establish overall basic internal controls. Provide a real-life example from a work situation where you saw basic internal controls in place.

Discussion 2

  • Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 7 and 8 in the course textbook, Using Financial Accounting Information: The Alternative to Debits and Credits.
  • You may consider using the same company and annual report that you chose for your Week 1 – Discussion Forum, Reading and Using the Annual Report Case Study. This choice will work only if the company is using the straight-line depreciation method. The company’s choice of depreciation method can be located in the notes to the financial statement in the annual report. If the company does not use this method or does not have long-term assets, you will need to choose another company. Select a company that a fellow student has not already posted.

Using your selected company’s financial statement,

  • Calculate the average life, average age, and asset turnover ratios. Discuss what each ratio tells you in the context of your chosen company.

Calculate the accounts receivable turnover ratio and convert that ratio into days. Discuss what each ratio tells you in the context of your chosen company.

Ashford University Accounting Paper




Assignment 1: Article Review

Researchers suggest that a relationship exists between organizational culture and performance. In a 3–5-page paper, outline the following issues:

  • Risk culture impacts the organization from various levels. In this paper outline the impact of culture on the overall ethical environment and explain why it is critical that the organization must develop an appropriate top-down approach to culture. In your paper outline what operational elements need to be included in this process

You may use your textbook and or outside sources to develop your paper. The paper should be a minimum of 3-pages long, double-spaced. The minimum length does not include the title page and the reference page. All sources should be referenced as sources cited. Check for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. Citations should use APA style.

Ashford University Social Work with Couples and Families Paper




your Final Project, you will write a 8- to 10-page theory paper that articulates your theoretical orientation toward working with couples and families.

Your paper must include the following elements that evolve from your personal theoretical orientation:

  • The basic view of human nature as seen through your theoretical lens
  • Key factors that account for changes in behavior
  • An explanation of how intervention strategies are designed within this theoretical orientation
  • An explanation of how your theory conceptualizes mental health
  • Key factors that contribute to healthy family/couple relationships
  • A description of the skills necessary within this theoretical orientation to meet the agreed upon goals and outcomes for couples and families
  • The nature of the practitioner-client relationship and its relative importance
  • An explanation of the evidence to support your theoretical orientation as an appropriate intervention for couples and families in need.