Project Paper/Public Health Competencies
The focus of this assignment is to complete an assessment and develop a plan that can be implemented over a six-week period in a community setting.
The implementation of your project will occur in N430. Please review the requirements for the final project at the start of the course as you will be working on this over the entire course period. Clarify any issues with the professor prior to developing the project.
Required Components of Your Project Paper/Public Health Competencies
The paper is to be 7-10 pages in APA format, and include a minimum of 5 scholarly references.
?Assessment – Complete your assessment by week 4 and include the following points about your assessment in your paper due week 8: ?Assess the health, health care, and preparedness needs of a population in order to identify sub-populations, families, and individuals who would benefit from health promotion or who are at risk of illness, injury, disability, or premature death.
?Describe sociopolitical, economic, and ethnic characteristics affecting the health of the community.
?Describe the nature of values and value systems in the community, and their influence on community health nursing.
?Describe the effects of hazards in the community on people’s health.
?Assess the educational level of your target audience. Briefly describe how you assessed the educational level in your paper.
?Diagnose – Complete your diagnosis by week 4 and include the following points about your diagnosis in your paper due week 8: ?Develop a community health nursing diagnosis based upon epidemiologic data.
?From your assessment, choose one global health problem that exists in your local community
My Community is Westmoreland County Pennsylvania
?? Planning – Complete your plan by week 8 and include the following points about your plan in your paper:
?In collaboration with your target population or with an identified professional working with your target population, develop a plan for a 6-week intervention to address the identified global health issue that is present in your local community. Describe the plan in your paper.
?In collaboration with your target population or with an identified professional working with your target population, determine what your program objectives will be and state them in your paper.
?Find a research study that will support your approach to the intervention and refer to it in your paper.
?Be certain to take into account available resources and the range of activities that contribute to health and the prevention of illness, injury, disability, and premature death, as well as individual and community preparedness.
?If you are planning an education program, then describe the teaching aids you will use with your target audience and how those aids meet the educational level of the audience.
?Explain how you intend to evaluate the results of your implementation.
Public Health Competencies