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HMGT 322

Choose ONE (1) question below to discuss and then respond to TWO (2) of your classmates answers (Try not to repeat others answers). Include the question with your response. 

1. What are the key differences between a strategic and operational plan? Explain.

2. What is the statistics budget and how does it influence other budgets?

3. What demographic factors impact volume and future revenues?

4. What is variance analysis and why is it important to the budget process in a healthcare organization?

5. What is a flexible budget, how does it vary from a fixed budget?

6. Compare and contrast zero-based versus incremental budgeting?

Make sure you are properly citing your source(s) and providing your reference(s) for information you obtain from another source. Please review the Discussion Expectations and Grading posting if you have any questions regarding answering the discussion question and/or responding to your peers.


2) Healthcare Financial Management Association Article on Budgeting. 

Healthcare Financial Management Association: The Next Generation of Budgeting for Healthcare

3) “The Importance of Understanding Capital Budgeting for Managers in Healthcare”



BEHS 220

The term heterosexism is used to describe the belief that heterosexuality is the norm or superior. Heterosexual privilege gives unearned and unchallenged advantages and rewards to straight people because of their sexual orientation. These same benefits are not automatically granted to LGBTQIA+ people.

Heterosexism is manifested in both personal behavior and social institutions. Unlike homophobia (i.e. the irrational fear of homosexuals), the prevalence of heterosexism in social institutions can result in the denial of services, resources, and civil rights.

The following are the components of heterosexual privilege:

1.    The assumption that everyone is heterosexual.

2.    Heterosexuality is the only “normal” sexual orientation.

3.    Social institutions, laws, and public policies may exclude the acknowledgment of other sexual orientations or deny rights to LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Please respond to the following questions. Use and cite at least 2 of the week’s resources in your response.

· What are some of the “single stories” we have in our culture about LGBTQIA+ people in our culture? How did you learn these stories?

· Consider the last 2-3 movies or TV shows you have watched. How many LGBTQIA+ characters were represented in them? How were these characters portrayed compared to straight characters?

· If you were a television or movie executive or director, how could you improve diversity in your industry? Why might this be important?

BEHS 220 Week 5 Required Resources

Bond, B.J., Miller, B., & Aubrey, J.S. (2019). Sexual References and Consequences for Heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Characters on Television: A Comparison Content Analysis. Mass Communication & Society, 22(1), 72-95. http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ofm&AN=134078296&site=eds-live&scope=site

Haefele-Thomas, A. & Combs, T. (2019). Chapter 2: Sexual Orientation: Stories and Definitions. Introduction to Transgender Studies. Harrington Park Press, LLC. http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e025xna&AN=2010690&site=eds-live&scope=site&profile=edsebook&ebv=EB&ppid=pp_44

Tatum, E. (2015, March 29). 10 Examples of Straight Privilege. Everyday Feminism. 

Watermark Retirement Communities. (2021, January 20). Not another second: LGBT+ seniors share their stories (Official film) [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/q43kBuC_ups



This discussion forum is an opportunity for you to explore topics that interest you; share critical insights and questions that you are working with; share your struggles and triumphs; and discuss difficulties that may have arisen this week. Your initial post should describe your experiences in the course this past week, prompting further discussion. Address at least two of the following questions:

· What caused you to view the world around you differently or examine a topic from a different perspective?

· What struck you as you explored the course materials this week?

· What insights have you had?

· Return to the IAT website (https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/selectatest.html) and take the Sexuality IAT. Share your results or impressions of this IAT and how it relates to the readings and other materials from this week.

· What questions have come up for you at this point?

· Do you have any helpful tips that you’ve picked up in this course or in a past course?