Skills in collecting data, identifying health issues in a community

Overview: This assignment will build skills in collecting data, identifying health issues in a community, identifying relevant indicators of health status, and developing useful community nursing interventions.

Skills in collecting data, identifying health issues in a community

Health Indicators Paper Assignment
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Overview: This assignment will build skills in collecting data, identifying health issues in a community, identifying relevant indicators of health status, and developing useful community nursing interventions.

Directions: Write a paper of 7 pages using the outline and recommended resources included on these three pages to address the following:

      Page 1: Title page
·         Use APA format: This page is double-spaced and centered
·         Include the title of your paper, your name, Concordia University School of Nursing, and the date on this page.

     Page 2: Health issue in the community
Identify one health issue that affects your community, either within your zip code or in the State of Michigan.
Provide a brief definition of the health issue and its effects on individuals.
Describe the magnitude of that health issue in terms of:
incidence rates
prevalence
mortality rates
at-risk populations
Describe costs to the community related to the health issue; costs may include:
Financial costs of treatment for those affected
Hospital admissions related to the health issue
Hospital length of stay
Quality of life
Lost productivity from workdays missed
Use APA format: double-spaced, with in-text citations

Page 3: Graphs or tables to describe the magnitude of the health issue

Include one graph or table to describe the magnitude of the health issue.
In your own words, explain the graph or chart
Include one graph or table to describe the cost to the community of the health
Issue
In your own words, explain the graph or chart

Page 4: Other indicators related to the health issue, and community strengths
Identify two health indicators related to this health issue.
o   One of these health indicators should be from HealthyPeople 2020
o   One of the health indicator should be from another national or an international source.
Describe 2 strengths that the community has that would contribute to minimizing the negative impact of the heath issue. Strengths may include:
o   Infrastructure, including buildings, transportation, etc.
o   Resources: human, financial, educational, social support
Use APA format: double-spaced, with in-text citations

Pages 5 and 6: Public Health Interventions, and Conclusion

Identify two interventions that a nurse would undertake to address the health issue. Use the Public Health Interventions Wheel as a framework for these interventions.
Describe how each of the interventions would address the health issue.
Explain at least one of the interventions would address the HealthyPeople 2020 indicator
Explain at least one of the interventions would address the other health indicator.
Write a concluding paragraph to summarize your paper.
Use APA format: double-spaced, with in-text citations

Page 7: References
Use APA format for “References”
Make sure that each item in the “References” section also has a corresponding in-text citation.
The following sources will help you to complete this assignment:

Identifying a health issue:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
https://www.cdc.gov/cdi/index.html

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: https://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/grants-explorer/featured-programs/county-health-ranking-roadmap.html

World Health Organization Mortality Statistics (use the “search” bar in the top left for United States of America): https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiZjYzN2Q0YjgtYTlhYi00NjQwLTliMWMtZWM0ZGI4OWQwN2YzIiwidCI6ImNkNmU2NTQ5LWMwZGYtNDc4Ny04OWVjLTVmYTk0OGI2YTIzZCIsImMiOjh9

World Health Organization’s World Health Statistics 2020:
https://www.who.int/data/gho/whs-2020-visual-summary

Selecting Indicators related to the health issue:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (this is a good source for indicators, too):
https://www.cdc.gov/cdi/index.html

HealthyPeople 2020:  https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/Leading-Health-Indicators

Kaiser Family Foundation: https://www.kff.org/state-category/health-status/

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
https://data.oecd.org/united-states.htm

The Public Health Interventions Wheel and related nursing interventions:

Minnesota Department of Health:  https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/practice/research/phncouncil/wheel.html

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