Describe one of these core public health functions.
Let’s start with a broad overview of public health nursing. The three core functions of public health are assessment, assurance, and policy development (Nies & McEwen,
2015, p. 6).
Describe one of these core public health functions.
Discuss how this core function relates to one intervention from the Public Health Intervention Wheel (Nies & McEwen, 2015, pp. 14–15).
Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2015). Community/public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier.
What makes some healthy and others ill? Healthy People 2020 identifies five determinants of health that influence the health of individuals and populations. Healthy
People 2020 describes them as “A range of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health status are known as determinants of health” (U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, 2014, About Determinants of Health, para. 1). Determinants fall into five categories including: (a) policy making, (b) social
factors, (c) health services, (d) individual behavior, and (e) biology and genetics.
Go to the “Determinants of Health” link http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/foundation-health-measures/Determinants-of-Health and click on each determinant to
read about all of the determinants.
Choose one of the five determinants. In your posting, describe this determinant and its importance.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2014) HealthyPeople2020: About Determinants of Health. Retrieved from
Week 2 Discussion
In this discussion thread, you will view a windshield survey video of a community called Iron Ridge to practice performing part of a windshield survey. Review the
categories and questions in Box 6-2 on page 98 of your text (Nies & McEwen, 2015).
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Next, choose one of the six assessment categories from Box 6-2, and discuss what you observed about Iron Ridge related to the questions in that category.
Also, discuss how a community health nurse might prioritize the identified needs to begin planning an intervention.
Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2015).Community/Public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations(6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier.
Demographic and Epidemiological Assessment (graded)
For this post, you will collect assessment data about your city or county. This post will include information about demographics (general characteristics) and
epidemiological data (disease or health behavior rates) of your community. This data collection will help with two sections of your Week 4 Milestone 2 assignment.
1. Demographic data:Go online to the U.S. Census Bureau athttp://quickfacts.census.gov/ (http://quickfacts.census.gov/). Obtain information about the demographic
characteristics of the population for your city or county of residence. You may have to look at county data if your city is not listed. Collect a range of demographic
data about age, ethnicity, poverty levels, housing, and education.
2. Epidemiological data:Go to your city or county health department website (search the Internet) or County Health Rankings (http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
(http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/)) to discuss epidemiological data about your area. Identify several priority health concerns for your area.
Here is a helpful tip sheet about theU.S. Census website (https://devry.equella.ecollege.com/file/d566111f-86aa-4b85-ba8a-
5592145776e5/15/Instructions_on_US_Census_Web_Site.pdf)that will assist you in using this website as a resource.
Week 3 Discussion
This week, you are learning about many different vulnerable populations. Choose one vulnerable population.
Briefly describe this vulnerable population.
Discuss several risk factors that may impact health outcomes for this group.
Describe two priorities for community health nurses working with this population.
Review the Week 3 Case Study that may be found in Doc Sharing.
Assurance is one of the three core functions of public health. Find a resource in your community (other than WIC) that could assist Mary during her pregnancy. Start by
searching the Internet for your local health department’s website. What services do they provide for pregnant women or those with mental health concerns? What about
your local welfare office? Do they provide prenatal or mental health services? Are there any service organizations, crisis pregnancy centers, or churches providing help
for pregnant women or those experiencing mental health concerns?
· Briefly describe the types of services that you found.
· Choose one agency and assess this agency in terms of the 4 As. Is it accessible, acceptable, affordable, or available for Mary or other pregnant women that you casemanage?
Week 4 Discussion
As the school nurse role evolves, there are increasingly more health concerns for the school nurse. Does the locale make a difference in the problems, or are health
problems in children and adolescents universal? In some inner-city areas, violence is a prevalent issue. What do you think are the biggest problems in your areas?
The federal government developed Healthy People as a set of national health objectives that are revised every 10 years. These objectives are very specific in order to
guide and measure our nation’s progress related to public health.
Please visit http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/. Click on a topic area that relates to a community health (CH) setting you are learning about. Click
on the green Objectives area in that topic area to choose one Healthy People 2020 numbered objective.
Describe the community health setting of interest (see Chapters 30–33).
Discuss one specific numbered Healthy People 2020 objective (not a goal) related to this community health setting.
How could a community health nurse help this setting meet this objective?
Here is a helpful “Introduction to Healthy People 2020 website” document to aid you in navigating the HP 2020 website.