Develop a hypothetical health promotion plan, 3-4 pages in length, addressing a specific health concern for an individual or a group living in the community that you identified from the topic list provided. Historically, nurses have made significant contributions to community and public health with regard to health promotion, disease prevention, and environmental and public safety. They have also been instrumental in shaping public health policy. Today, community and public health nurses have a key role in identifying and developing plans of care to address local, national, and international health issues. The goal of community and public health nursing is to optimize the health of individuals and families, taking into consideration cultural, racial, ethnic groups, communities, and populations. Caring for a population involves identifying the factors that place the population’s health at risk and developing specific interventions to address those factors. The community/public health nurse uses epidemiology as a tool to customize disease prevention and health promotion strategies disseminated to a specific population. Epidemiology is the branch of medicine that investigates causes of various diseases in a specific population (CDC, 2012; Healthy People 2030, n.d.). Instructions Health Promotion Plan Choose a specific health concern or health need as the focus of your hypothetical health promotion plan. Then, investigate your chosen concern or need and best practices for health improvement based on supporting evidence. Bullying. Teen Pregnancy. Sudden Infant Death (SID). Immunizations.
Create a scenario as if this project was being completed face-to-face. Identify the chosen population and include demographic data (location, lifestyle, age, race, ethnicity, gender, marital status, income, education, employment). Describe in detail the characteristics of your chosen hypothetical individual or group for this activity and how they are relevant to this targeted population. Discuss why your chosen population is predisposed to this health concern or health need and why they can benefit from a health promotion educational plan. Based on the health concern for your hypothetical individual or group, discuss what you would include in the development of a sociogram. Take into consideration possible social, economic, cultural, genetic, and/or lifestyle behaviors that may have an impact on health as you develop your educational plan in your first assessment. You will take this information into consideration when you develop your educational plan in your fourth assessment. Identify their potential learning needs. Collaborate with the individual or group on SMART goals that will be used to evaluate the educational session (Assessment 4). Identify the individual or group’s current behaviors and outline clear expectations for this educational session and offer suggestions for how the individual or group needs can be met. Health promotion goals need to be clear, measurable, and appropriate for this activity. Consider goals that will foster behavior changes and lead to the desired outcomes. Document Format and Length Your health promotion plan should be 3–4 pages in length. Supporting Evidence Support your health promotion plan with peer-reviewed articles, course study resources, and Healthy People 2030 resources. Cite at least three credible sources published within the past five years, using APA format. Graded Requirements The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide, so be sure to address each point. Read the performance-level descriiptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. Analyze the health concern that is the focus of your health promotion plan. Consider underlying assumptions and points of uncertainty in your analysis. Explain why a health concern is important for health promotion within a specific population. Examine current population health data. Consider the factors that contribute to health, health disparities, and access to services. Explain the importance of establishing agreed-upon health goals in collaboration with hypothetical participants. Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions; contains few errors in grammar/punctuation, word choice, and spelling. Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references exhibiting nearly flawless adherence to APA format. Write with a specific purpose and audience in mind. Adhere to scholarly and disciplinary writing standards and APA formatting requirements. References Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Lesson 1: Introduction to epidemiology. In Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice (3rd ed.). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (n.d.). Healthy People 2030.