Paper On Vulnerable Population In Community

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Milestone 2: Vulnerable Population AssessmentPURPOSEThe purpose of this paper is to identify and assess a vulnerable population in your community.You will also describe one community health problem that impacts this vulnerable group. Thisproblem must be one that a community health nurse could positively impact.COURSEOUTCOMESThis assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:2.Assess the health needs of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities usingdemographic and epidemiological data to identify population health risks. (PO 4)6.Utilize a systems-based and collaborative approach to address factors that influence thehealth of a community and population health problems. (PO 2)DirectionsWatch the Milestone 2 tutorial (click this link or copy and paste it into your browser):http://www.brainshark.com/devry/Milestone2_2016This APA paper is expected to beno more than four pagesin length (not including the title pageand reference list). Below are the requirements for successful completion of this paper.Pleaseuse the following categories as the first level headings on your paper. APA formatting helpsyou to format your paper in a professional manner and provides consistent methods for citingyour sources within the paper and providing the complete reference on the reference page. Seethe documents in the APA category in Doc Sharing for assistance with APA formatting. There isanAPA templatethat you can use to type on and this will help with APA formatting. The StudentSuccess Strategies resource has a great sections on writing scholarly papers and APA formatting(to find resource watch:http://www.brainshark.com/devry/Student_Success_Strategies/zHszgnQAKzBXqbz0)Based on your community assessment, including your windshield survey and the assessmentinformation from your discussions, identify one aggregate or vulnerable population in yourcommunity that faces a community health problem.See units five (5) and six (6) in your Niesand McEwen textfor examples of vulnerable populations and aggregates. Your community mustbe the area where you live or work.A.Introduction (one paragraph):The introduction should be interesting and capture thereader’s attention.Provide a brief description of your community including the city name and stateand key features.Briefly introduce one vulnerable population that you identified in yourassessment.Discuss the purpose of your paper. The purpose statement of the paper shouldrelate to assessing this vulnerable population in your community.
B.Vulnerable Population Overview (one to two paragraphs):Describe one vulnerable group in your community in greater detail.Include your observations about this group from the windshield survey.Discuss events or trends that have affected this vulnerable group such aseconomic conditions, trends in health related behaviors or disease rates, etc.C.Strengths, Risk Factors, and/or Barriers (two to three paragraphs):Discuss the strengths, risk factors, and/or barriers that impact this vulnerablepopulation’s health.Include support fromat least onescholarly peer-reviewed journal article in thisdiscussion. Search peer reviewed journals to find a scholarly article that discussthe strengths, risk factors, and/or barriers faced by this vulnerable group.Summarize what you learned from this article and cite the source in the text andreference page (Author, year).For this section, you must choose at least onescholarly article from a peer-reviewed journal. The article must be less than 10years old (less than 5 years is best). You may include and cite your textbook orother scholarly sources as well, but theydo notcount as the scholarly journalarticle.D.Community Resources (one to two paragraphs):Search your local public healthdepartment website, the internet, the local newspaper and/or telephone book for healthresources available in your community for this vulnerable group.Briefly describe the resources in your community that are available for this group.Are these resources adequate? Discuss gaps in services that you identified.E.Community Health Problem Diagnosis (one to two paragraphs):Based on your assessment and the Healthy People 2020 objectives, identify anddiscussonepriority community health problemthat a community health nursecould positively impact. Examples include an increase in teen pregnancies,prevalence of cancer, high incidence of tobacco use, above average infantmortality etc. The problem must relate to the vulnerable population you identified.Go to the Healthy People topic areas athttp://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives. Find a topic area thatrelates to your vulnerable population. Click on the topic area and then click onthe green “Objectives” tab. Find and state theHealthy People 2020specific
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