This assignment is aligned with the module objective “Demonstrate community assessments and apply the principles of epidemiology.” As part of the written assignment, you will complete the following tasks:
Identify one health problem you believe to be the most prevalent in your community. You may want to check with your local health department or a community health nurse. Also consider researching the morbidity/mortality rates health problems in your community. School nurses and are an excellent resource person to contact.
Analyze the problem using Milio’s framework for prevention from the module 1 readings (Chapter three in your text, pp 41).
Choose one of your nursing diagnoses and describe how your identified community health problem applies.
Describe the health people 2020 national goal that relates closest to your chosen Diagnosis.
Develop one-long term goal, minimum of three short-term goals and interventions for your chosen diagnosis (you will be developing a teaching plan in week 3).
Goals: A goal is a final outcome of what is achieved after you provide the interventions. Goals are broad in nature. Consider the long-term goal to be after one year and short-term goal after six months. These are community goals and will take longer to obtain. Consider a reduction of statistics as a long-term goal as guided by the 2020 Healthy People site. Be specific and measurable to include timeframes.
(See the examples on page 89)
Recommended headings include:
Introduction (No heading needed –assure you introduced the topic of the paper with a purpose statement) – 7 points
Content (a total of 20 points and please use the following headings)
Introduction of Your Community Problem/Diagnosis – 2 points
Analysis of Problem/Diagnosis Using Milo’s Framework of Prevention – 6 points
Compare Problem/Diagnosis to Healthy People 2020 National Goals – 6 points
Long-Term and Short Term Goal – 8 points (2 points for long-term goal and 2 points for each of the three short term goals with interventions)
Conclusion (Again no heading required – use in conclusion or in summary at the beginning of the paragraph)– 7 points
Stylistic Points– 6 total points – APA formatting with proper word count. Proper citations with 4 references – 2 references from required course material and two peer-reviewed references. See further criteria on rubric and underneath rubric.
Minimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two (2) peer-reviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information)
Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2019). Community/public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations(7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.