Population Economic Status Assessment

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.

Neighborhood/Community Safety Inventory

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

Disaster Assessment and Planning Guide

What is a Primary Prevention?
The Community Health Nursing practicum requires a field project. The project focuses on primary prevention. Primary prevention is the prevention of disease, injury, disability or premature death before they occur.

Population Health Scavenger Hunt

1. Interpret the collected data using concepts of epidemiology and health determinants (e.g., birth rate, death rate, rates of disease, morbidity).

a. Discuss the problems in relation to the Healthy People 2020 goals.

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1. Background:
A. Opening example: Musculoskeletal pain in overweight and obese children.
B. What is the Obesity Disease?
C. What are the factors that lead to Obesity? (Paediatric obesity: Treands and Causes)
D. How many people are getting obesity? (The rate)

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First Steps in Choosing a Field Project Topic
First, consider what might be an issue of public health concern in your own community. The pertinent questions to consider are:
What is the biggest contributor to disease (morbidity) and premature death (mortality) in your community?
What are the controversial community health concerns discussed in your local newspaper?
What do you believe people in your community are most concerned about related to health?
What is generating the most visits to the emergency room or hospital admission in your community?
What do you believe is reducing the quality of life in your community?

3. Formulate a primary prevention topic based on the problem you identified in part C2.

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respiratory syndrome coronavirus
meningococcal disease
1. Describe the chosen outbreak (suggested length of 2“3 pages), including the following information in the description:
name of the disease
the countries involved
the date the outbreak was discovered
the dates the disease reached each involved country
2. Analyze the epidemiological determinants of the outbreak.
a. Discuss the route of transmission of the disease.
b. Discuss the risk factors involved.
3. Discuss how an outbreak would have affected your community at a systems level (i.e., the functioning of schools, local government, businesses, hospitals) if an outbreak had occurred in your community.
4. Explain what the reporting protocol would be if an outbreak were to occur in your community in the future.
5. Discuss two strategies (e.g., patient education strategies, community education strategies) that you would recommend to prevent an outbreak in your community.

Approved Topic List: Choosing Your Field Project Topic with a Primary Prevention Focus

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With the increased mobility of human populations, diseases can quickly spread around the world. In addition, changes in vaccination practices have revealed an increase in communicable diseases that were once thought to be under control. These global health issues present new problems for community health officials.

A. Choose one of the following communicable disease outbreaks that crossed international borders:

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In this task, you will analyze a recent outbreak of a specific global communicable disease that crossed international borders (e.g., the measles outbreak that moved from the Philippines to the United States).