Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Assessment Instructions

Part I

To prepare for the first part of the assessment, complete the following:

  1. Review the literature or use health assessments to determine health care needs of a diverse population in your community.
  2. Explore things that could influence success, such as cultural attitudes toward alternative forms of healing, religious beliefs, or other individuals.
  3. Examine the impact of current health promotion and wellness initiatives on health outcomes and health disparities.
  4. Review the literature to identify best practices.

Once you have identified a diverse population, develop an educational program, event, or piece of literature that promotes wellness and disease prevention. If you choose an educational program or event, be sure you outline the basic content of the program or event, as well as how you would structure it. If you choose a piece of literature, be deliberate in the points you highlight. Be sure that your choice is appropriate for the population.

  • For an educational program or event, prepare and submit an outline of the content and structure.
  • For a brochure or pamphlet, prepare and submit the brochure or pamphlet using a simple Word document or a Microsoft Publisher document, if you have that software available.

Part II

Explain how you developed your educational program, event, or piece of literature and address any barriers to disease prevention and health promotion for the population.

Complete the following:

  1. Explain why you chose the particular educational strategy. Why is it an effective strategy for the population?
  2. Describe cultural barriers to disease prevention and health promotion in the population. This might include things such as CAM, language, religious beliefs, and so on.
  3. Explain how your educational strategy can help overcome some of the barriers you described.
  4. Evaluate how well health promotion and wellness strategies positively impact health outcomes and health disparities at the local, national, and global levels. Can you find evidence that health promotion and wellness strategies have had a positive effect on health outcomes and health disparities at the local, national, and global levels?
  5. Support your work with valid scholarly resources.

Additional Requirements (Part II only)

  • Format: Include a title page and reference page. Use APA format.
  • References: Cite at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
  • Font: Use double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font.
  • Questions to Consider

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

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  • What evidence-based strategies does your organization use to establish and maintain cultural competency?
  • How do local health care decisions and practices impact global health and health care delivery?

From your own professional experiences, as well as your work in this program, you have come to recognize that the goal of community or public health nursing is to improve and maintain the health status of individuals and families; cultural, racial, and ethnic groups; and communities and populations.

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Caring for a population involves identifying the factors that place at risk a population’s health, as well as developing specific interventions to address those factors. The roles of nurses in this regard include preventing illness and injury, teaching clients, promoting wellness, surveilling disease, shaping and formulating health care policy, collaborating and partnering with communities, advocating for clients, evaluating nursing care, and promoting positive client outcomes.

In addition, the use of evidence-based strategies and models facilitates the successful implementation of nursing interventions or health programs, along with the tools and methods to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency, and appropriateness of nursing-care processes and outcomes.

  • Overview

Create an educational program, event, or piece of literature (for example, a pamphlet) that incorporates best practices in health promotion and disease prevention for a diverse population. Then, explain how you developed your educational program, event, or piece of literature and address any barriers to disease prevention and health promotion for the population.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

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Competency 3: Nursing Research and Informatics – Incorporate evidence-based practice interventions (for example, information systems and patient care technologies) as appropriate for managing the acute and chronic care of patients, promoting health across the lifespan.

Use valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information presented.

Competency 5: Communication – Communicate effectively with all members of the health care team, including interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration for quality outcomes.

Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate APA format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional.

Competency 7: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

– Apply and incorporate a basic understanding of the concepts of health promotion and disease prevention as a means of improving health at the individual, population, and community level.

Develop an educational program, event, or piece of literature to address health concerns of a diverse population.

Explain how a specific educational approach to a health concern can overcome barriers to health promotion and disease prevention for a diverse population.

Competency 8: Diversity – Incorporate a holistic, caring, culturally appropriate nursing approach that contributes to the wellness and the health of individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations.

Explain how a specific approach to a health concern meets the needs of a diverse population.

Describe barriers to health promotion and disease prevention for a diverse population.

Competency 10: Global Accountability and Public Service – Integrate a holistic approach to local, regional, national, and global dynamics in nursing and health care system delivery.

Evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion and wellness strategies on positively influencing health outcomes and health disparities at the local, national, and global levels.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Scoring Guide

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Scoring Guide Grading Rubric
Criteria Non-performance Basic Proficient Distinguished
Develop an educational program, event, or piece of literature to address health concerns of a diverse population. Does not develop an educational program, event, or piece of literature to address health concerns of a diverse population. Develops an educational program, event, or piece of literature for a diverse population, but the program, event, or piece of literature does not address a health concern specific to the population. Develops an educational program, event, or piece of literature to address health concerns of a diverse population. Develops a detailed educational program, event, or piece of literature to address the primary health concerns of a diverse population.
Explain how a specific approach to a health concern meets the needs of a diverse population. Does not explain how a specific approach to a health concern meets the needs of a diverse population. Explains how an approach to a health concern meets the needs of a diverse population, but the explanation is vague or lacks supporting evidence. Explains how a specific approach to a health concern meets the needs of a diverse population. Analyzes how a specific approach to a health concern meets the needs of a diverse population.
Describe barriers to health promotion and disease prevention for a diverse population. Does not describe barriers to health promotion and disease prevention for a diverse population. Lists barriers to health promotion and disease prevention for a diverse population. Describes barriers to health promotion and disease prevention for a diverse population. Analyzes barriers to health promotion and disease prevention for a diverse population.
Explain how a specific educational approach to a health concern can overcome barriers to health promotion and disease prevention for a diverse population. Does not explain how a specific educational approach to a health concern can overcome barriers to health promotion and disease prevention for a diverse population. Describes how education can overcome barriers to health promotion and disease prevention but does not show a connection between a specific educational approach and a specific diverse population. Explains how a specific educational approach to a health concern can overcome barriers to health promotion and disease prevention for a diverse population. Explains how a specific educational approach to a health concern can overcome barriers to health promotion and disease prevention for a diverse population and considers the consequences of not overcoming barriers.
Evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion and wellness strategies on positively influencing health outcomes and health disparities at the local, national, and global levels. Does not evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion and wellness strategies on positively influencing health outcomes and health disparities at the local, national, and global levels. Describes the effectiveness of health promotion and wellness strategies on positively influencing health outcomes and health disparities at the local, national, or global level but not all three. Evaluates the effectiveness of health promotion and wellness strategies on positively influencing health outcomes and health disparities at the local, national, and global levels. Evaluates the effectiveness of health promotion and wellness strategies on positively influencing health outcomes and health disparities at the local, national, and global levels and provides suggestions to improve the effectiveness.
Use valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information presented. Does not use valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information presented. Uses research resources that are not valid, scholarly, or relevant to the field of nursing, such as Wikipedia or About.com. Uses valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information presented. Uses valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information presented and establishes the credibility of the research.
Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate APA format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional. Writing does not support a central idea in appropriate APA format. Does not use correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional. Writing supports an idea. APA format is inconsistent, containing major errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writing coherently supports a central idea in appropriate APA format and with few errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writing is coherent, using evidence to support a central idea in a consistently appropriate APA format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional.

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