The graduate applies principles of epidemiology to the assessment of the healthcare needs of communities.

The graduate applies principles of epidemiology to the assessment of the healthcare needs of communities.

Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements

Must be San Diego Community -California

APPLICATION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH & POPULATION-FOCUSED NURSING-

*** San Diego California zip code 92103***

Competency 7019.1.1: Epidemiology – The graduate applies principles of epidemiology to the assessment of the healthcare needs of communities.

Competency 7019.1.5: Environmental Health – The graduate assesses the impact of the environment on the health of the community.

Competency 7019.1.8: Cultural Competency – The graduate analyzes social and cultural factors that affect the care of diverse populations.

Introduction:

More emphasis is being placed on healthier communities as changes are occurring in the fields of healthcare financing, policy, and focus. One of the primary roles of a community health nurse is to assess the community or population in order to determine its health status in relation to its assets and needs.

Requirements:

Identify an appropriate community for which there is published data available (county, state, or national data) that will support the diagnosis.

Assess the health needs and risks of the identified community by utilizing the following tools:

Note: The collection of this data should include a variety of data sources, such as focus groups with older adults and/or youth, epidemiological data from the health department or department of vital statistics, investigations of community resources from stakeholders or faith-based organizations, and/or surveys. You do not have to answer every question listed in the assessment tools. Each of these tools can be found either in the web links section or as an attachment to this task.