Assess the health needs of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities using demographic and epidemiological data to identify population health risks.

Guidelines for Caring
for PopulationsMilestone 2:

Assessment and
Diagnosis

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an
opportunity to utilize community assessment strategies, uncover a community
health problem, and identify the components of one community health nursing
problem related to the community dynamics.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following
course outcomes.

CO2: Assess the
health needs of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities using
demographic and epidemiological data to identify population health risks. (PO
4)

CO6: Utilize a
systems-based and collaborative approach to address factors that influence the
health of a community and population health problems. (PO 2)

Due Date

Submit to the appropriate basket in the Dropboxby 11:59 p.m. MT
Sunday of Week 4.

Points:225 points

Directions

Watch
the Milestone 2 tutorialby
clicking thislink.
This tutorial is also available on Course Project page under Course Home as
well as Week 4 Assignments page.

This paper is expected to be no more than fourpages in length (not including the title page and
reference list). Below are the requirements for successful completion of this
paper.Please use the following categories
as the first level headings on your paper. See the documents in the APA
category in Course Resources for assistance with APA formatting.

·
[Introduction:]This
beginning of your paper should catch the reader’s attention with interesting
facts about your communityand should include
the purpose statement of the paper. This should be one paragraph.APA states that you should not title this as introduction; however, you are still expected to
write a separate introduction. The title of the paper should be repeated at the
top of page two and centered.

·
Community
Overview: Identify the community that you are assessingby name
and stateand provide a generaldescription of the community. What is the general
character of the community?Statistics should not be included here. Your
community should be the area you live or workin and should include a
residential area. It should be a large enough area to answer the questions in
the text. This should be one paragraph.

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Demographic
Data:
Compile a range of demographic (population description) data for your community
by examining U.S. Census Bureau reports. Using this data, describe yourcommunity.
Compare your community data to state or national data. A summary of this data
should be no more than two paragraphs.

·
Epidemiological
Data:
Compile and summarize a range of epidemiological (illness, morbidity, and
mortality) data for your community by examining data from sources such as city
or county health department reports, County Health Rankings (countyhealthrankings.org),
or the Centers for Disease Control to describe priority health problems in your
area. See the Webliography for applicable sites to search. Compare your
community to state or national data. This comparison will help to identify a priority
community health problem specific to your community. A summary of this data
should be no more than two paragraphs.

·
Windshield
Survey: Provide a summary
of your observationsfrom your first milestone. Make sure to discuss
observations related to your identified problem. This should be one to two paragraphs.

·
Problem
Diagnosis:

o
Using the assessment data, identify one community health nursing problem
that you consider to be a priority concern.

o
Relate your choice to one of the Healthy People 2020specific numbered objectives
(not just a goal). Healthy People
objectives are located within a topic area under the Objectives tab.

o
Your rationale should also include why this
is a problem in your community and factors that contribute to the problem. Avoid
discussion of interventions in this milestone.

o
Include
a discussion of your problem withinformation from at least two scholarly
sources (such as professional journal articles).(Review
the documents in the APA category in Doc Sharing for help in determining
sources that are considered scholarly—hint, .com websites are not considered
scholarly sources).This should beno more
than three paragraphs.

·
Summary:Summarize
your community assessment and diagnosis findings and include a brief statement
about the problemand the major factors that contribute to this problem. This
information should be no more than two
paragraphs.

·
Reference Page: All references should
be cited within the paperand should be included on the reference page.

Guidelines

·
Application: Use
Microsoft Word 2010 (or later)to create this assignment.

·
Use the categories above as APA headings for the
sections of your paper.

·
Length: This
paper is expected to be no more than four
pages in length (not including the title page and reference list).

·
Submission:
Submit your file via the basket in the Dropbox: Milestone 2 Assessment and
Diagnosis, by 11:59 p.m.MT Sunday of Week 4.

·
Scholarly Writing:
APA format is required. Review APA documents in the APA categoryin Course Resourcesand
use the free resources of SmartThinking for writing tutors.

·
Save your paper
with your last name in the document title (e.g., Smith Assessment and Diagnosis).

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