NR443 all Week Discussion DQ 1 & DQ 2

Devry NR443 Week 1 Discussion DQ 1 & DQ 2 Latest 2015 November DQ 1 Let’s start with a broad overview of public health nursing. The three core functions of public health are assessment, assurance, and policy development (Nies & McEwen, 2015, p. 6). Describe one of these core public health functions. Discuss how this core function relates to one intervention from the Public Health Intervention Wheel (Nies & McEwen, 2015, pp. 14–15). Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2015). Community/public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier. DQ 2 What makes some healthy and others ill? Healthy People 2020 identifies five determinants of health that influence the health of individuals and populations. Healthy People 2020 describes them as “A range of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health status are known as determinants of health” (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014, About Determinants of Health, para. 1). Determinants fall into five categories including: (a) policy making, (b) social factors, (c) health services, (d) individual behavior, and (e) biology and genetics. Go to the “Determinants of Health” link http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/foundation-health-measures/Determinants-of-Health and click on each determinant to read about all of the determinants. Choose one of the five determinants. In your posting, describe this determinant and its importance. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2014) HealthyPeople2020: About Determinants of Health. Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/foundation-health-measures/Determinants-of-Health Devry NR443 Week 2 Discussion DQ 1 & DQ 2 Latest 2015 November DQ 1 In this discussion thread, you will view a windshield survey video of a community called Iron Ridge to practice performing part of a windshield survey. Review the categories and questions in Box 6-2 on page 98 of your text (Nies & McEwen, 2015). Click.equella.ecollege.com/file/d566111f-86aa-4b85-ba8a-5592145776e5/31/U2_Lesson_Community_Windshield_Survey.mp4″>HEREto view the windshield survey video. Click.equella.ecollege.com/file/d566111f-86aa-4b85-ba8a-5592145776e5/31/U2_Community_Windshield_Survey.html”>HEREto read a transcript of the video. Next, choose one of the six assessment categories from Box 6-2, and discuss what you observed about Iron Ridge related to the questions in that category. Also, discuss how a community health nurse might prioritize the identified needs to begin planning an intervention. Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2015).Community/Public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations(6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier. DQ 2 Demographic and Epidemiological Assessment (graded) For this post, you will collect assessment data about your city or county. This post will include information about demographics (general characteristics) and epidemiological data (disease or health behavior rates) of your community. This data collection will help with two sections of your Week 4 Milestone 2 assignment. Demographic data:Go online to the U.S. Census Bureau at.census.gov/”>http://quickfacts.census.gov/. Obtain information about the demographic characteristics of the population for your city or county of residence. You may have to look at county data if your city is not listed. Collect a range of demographic data about age, ethnicity, poverty levels, housing, and education. Epidemiological data:Go to your city or county health department website (search the Internet) or County Health Rankings (.countyhealthrankings.org/”>http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/) to discuss epidemiological data about your area. Identify several priority health concerns for your area. Here is a helpful tip sheet about the.equella.ecollege.com/file/d566111f-86aa-4b85-ba8a-5592145776e5/15/Instructions_on_US_Census_Web_Site.pdf”>U.S. Census websitethat will assist you in using this website as a resource.

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