This assignment is designed to ensure you understand the basics of public health and community health, including the differences yet close relationship between public and community health.
Hot Tip! Insert a Table to work document respond to the Levels of Prevention and examples.
Select a zip code near you to use as the target community in this (Use zip code 90210) and later assignments.
Select the zip code that includes the city government offices (city hall, city library) as well as retail stores, schools, and housing.
This will be your designated community throughout all 5 weeks of this course.
Review at least one Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report as prepared by the closest non-profit hospital serving the selected community.
Search online for [name of hospital] CHNA. For example, the CHNA for all Kaiser hospitals can be found here:
Select one issue of importance for the community as identified in the CHNA. Use this issue to describe Levels of Prevention in the assignment and to identify possible roles for local community and public health nurses.
In your assignment:
Define public/community health nursing.
Explain current issues faced by community and public health nurses.
Select a community of focus by zip code and identify a health issue of concern for that population.
Define primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention, and
Give examples of each level of prevention as applied to the selected health issue in your identified community.
Describe the nurse’s roles and responsibilities in community and public health nursing. Hot Tip! Use the selected health issue as a focus for describing the nurse’s roles and responsibilities.
Format your assignment as one of the following, including APA citations and references as appropriate:
350- to 525-word paper