Health Statistics and Populations
Professional Competency addressed in this Assignment:
MN505-3: Analyze health promotion and illness prevention risk factors in a multicultural context.
PC-4.3: Apply concepts of multiculturalism and diversity to become an agent of change.
Select a health topic of interest such as breastfeeding, coronary heart disease, or juvenile diabetes that affects a specific population such as older adults or women of reproductive age or race. Locate health statistics for your selections. You must include national and state data. Your work may also include local county or city data if available.
Additionally, research content regarding concepts of multiculturalism and diversity, and include interventions that address health disparities.
Input your responses using a table similar to the one below. You may recreate the table in Word®. Excel® files are not accepted. Include a title page and reference page. Length of Assignment should not exceed 3 pages.
Data Search Directions
Summarize Your Findings
Identify the population of interest and healthcondition/event to your practice. Specify howyou define the population (e.g., age, gender, health status, etc.).
Summarize your search process. Specify whatsources, organizations and agencies for healthstatistics were searched to find relevant healthstatistics. Be specific and thorough in your search.
Provide the health information obtained in thesearch. Include any significant statistics andinformation on risk factors and trends inepidemiology data on your topic.
Interpret your findings and determine if thereis any evidence of health disparities based onthe population examined. Address multiculturalfactors that influence the health issue. Provideseveral examples and include interventionsthat would improve health disparities.
Master’s-prepared nurse educators, leaders, nurse practitioners and all specialty nursing fields are contributors to health promotion in populations across the life span. This Assignment is focused on analysis of epidemiological and health information, including illness prevention, risk factors disparities, and intervention. Students should be able to integrate these concepts in a multicultural context to their specialty focus as it relates to health promotion and epidemiology.
DUE: to Dropbox on end of Day 7 of Unit 6.
To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section of the Course Resources.