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NHS FPX 8040 Assessment 1 Project Charter Part 1

Student Name

Capella University

NHS-FPX 8040 Project Charter

Prof. Name


Project Overview

Project Name 

Decreasing Mortality Rates due to Skin Cancer in West Virginia University Hospital through Early Prevention Strategies

Gap Analysis 

Current State

Increase in mortality rates due to skin cancer (7%) Desired StateReducing the number of deaths due to skin cancer (less than 5%) Identified GapThe identified gap is 2% Methods Used to Identify the GapQuestionnaires, Assessments, Synopses, and SurveysCampaigns to increase patient knowledge about skin cancer and lifestyle modifications.Learning sessions for the healthcare staff in the oncology department

Implications/Relevance to Identified Population

Improvements needed to be made through staff training and increasing awareness about prevention strategies.Life span will be increased. Deaths caused due to skin cancer will be decreased.

Evidence to Support the Need

Dietz et al. (2020) states that cancer treatment aims to reduce cancer patients’ deaths and allows them to live everyday lives. The power of screening tests, early diagnosis, and treatment has the overall capacity to reduce skin cancer mortality rates (American Cancer Society, 2022a).

Problem Statement

The increased mortality rates in the West Virginia population due to skin cancer have become a major concern for healthcare providers. It can be resolved through different educational and secondary prevention strategies.

SMART Objectives 


The goal of the project is to reduce the skin cancer rate from 7% to 5% from the year 2023 to 2024 by implementing prevention and early detection strategies along with training healthcare workers. MeasurableThe number of deaths caused due to cancer will be observed monthly using EHR or surveys. 


This objective is realistic and can be accomplished by professionals collaborating with other healthcare staff. RelevanceThe suggested interventions are relevant to the issue of increased mortality rates. Time-boundThe goal will be accomplished in one year. It will start in 2023 and end in 2024.

Project AIM

The purpose of the project is to encourage healthcare workers at West Virginia University Hospital to put in more effort to reduce mortality rates in patients.


Two months of Planning and Preparation: Identifying goals and objectives, evaluating the number of patients, discussing obstacles, and possessing funds.Implementation: Forwarding the plan, promoting prevention strategies, increasing collaboration, arranging educational seminars, and assessing progress.Six months for the evaluation of the goal: Evaluating information, identifying gaps, and making necessary adjustments.


Aggarwal, P., Knabel, P., & Fleischer, A. B. (2021). United States burden of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer from 1990 to 2019. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 85(2), 388–395.

American Cancer Society. (2020). American Cancer Society | Cancer Facts & Statistics.

American Cancer Society. (2022a). 2022 Cancer Facts & Figures Cancer | Cancer Death Rate Drops.

Dietz, J. R., Moran, M. S., Isakoff, S. J., Kurtzman, S. H., Willey, S. C., Burstein, H. J., Bleicher, R. J., Lyons, J. A., Sarantou, T., Baron, P. L., Stevens, R. E., Boolbol, S. K., Anderson, B. O., Shulman, L. N., Gradishar, W. J., Monticciolo, D. L., Plecha, D. M., Nelson, H., & Yao, K. A. (2020). Recommendations for prioritization, treatment, and triage of breast cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 181(3), 487–497.

NHS FPX 8040 Assessment 1 Project Charter Part 1

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