Draft a proposal of 4–5 pages for the development of an interprofessional team to address a problem in delivering safe, high-quality health care. Read each portion of the assessment carefully and see if the suggested resources can help you complete it. Effective interprofessional collaboration is an essential strategy for health care leaders in delivering safe, high-quality health care and reducing costs. The ability to establish effective professional relationships among internal and external resources is the foundation of collaboration (Lawson, 2004). This assessment provides an opportunity to consider the practical value and implementation of a collaborative strategy in your professional practice or area of interest. By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Competency 1: Explain the concepts, principles, and characteristics of effective health care leadership. Analyze the factors contributing to a problematic health care issue. Competency 2: Explain the role of health care leaders in facilitating interprofessional collaboration. Explain the need for interprofessional collaboration to improve the quality and safety of health care in specific instances. Assess the effectiveness of a particular leadership approach in building and maintaining interprofessional collaborative relationships. Develop a collaborative plan for improving the quality and safety of health care in specific instances. Determine the leader’s role in implementing collaborative health care improvement projects. Competency 4: Determine the influence of the practitioner-scholar role on professional practice and leadership development. Determine how the practitioner-scholar model might be applied in resolving a particular health care issue. Competency 5: Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, in an appropriate form and style, consistent with applicable organizational, professional, and scholarly standards. Develop a strategy for communicating the progress of interprofessional teams to organizational leaders. Write coherently to support a central idea, using correct grammar, mechanics, and APA formatting. Reference Lawson, H. (2004). The logic of collaboration in education and the human services. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 18(3), 225–237. Preparation Health care leaders often find that resolving a problem in delivering safe, high-quality health care requires the combined effort of a number of agencies, departments, and individuals. For this assessment, identify a quality-related situation or problem relevant to your professional practice or area of interest that requires the collaborative effort of several departments and individuals to resolve. You will assume the role of team leader and draft a proposal for the organization’s executive leadership that outlines why this interprofessional team is necessary, who should take part in the collaboration, how the team will function, and how progress will be reported. A project proposal should identify the situation or problem, identify the causes or contributing factors, present a plan of action, provide details about the plan, and provide reasons why the plan should be undertaken. Note: Remember, you can submit all or a portion of your draft to Smarthinking for feedback before you submit the final version of your proposal for this assessment. However, be mindful of the turnaround time for receiving feedback if you plan on using this free service.