Discussion: Capella University Conduct Comprehensive Health Assessments Paper
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Write a 2–4-page report on the concepts, processes, and tools needed to conduct a community health assessment, how to find the data, and how to validate the data. Explain the factors that can affect the health of a community, along with how to obtain that information. Understanding community and state health care issues and concerns, the local resources available, and accessibility of those resources can inform health care practices and improve quality patient outcomes. By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 2: Describe the concepts, processes, and tools required to conduct comprehensive health assessments for individuals, families, communities, and populations.
Describe the data necessary to make an informed community health assessment.
Explain a strategy for obtaining data and how data helps determine the health needs of a community.
Explain how to establish the validity and reliability of data used in a community health assessment.
Competency 3: Explain the internal and external factors that can affect the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
Explain how to obtain information on and what the factors are that affect the health and wellness of a community.
Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations of a nursing professional.
Write content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, APA formatting, and mechanics.
Social and lifestyle behaviors can affect health. In fact, some would argue that many, if not most, health risks can be mitigated through lifestyle and behavioral changes. With this in mind, the health care provider must be aware of the socioeconomic factors and the lifestyle factors present in a population. Both social and cultural factors influence many lifestyle factors. Living environment, housing conditions, employment factors, diet, and cultural beliefs all play a role in a person’s levels of risk and resulting health. The nursing assessment must include these social influences as part of the domain necessary for evaluation and inclusion in the assessment approach, and integrate a framework for analysis, which includes all the social milieus associated with each dimension.Evidence-based health assessments are done using health data from private and public organizations. There are many opportunities for gathering health data in a community, through public health systems and through private records, where approval has been obtained from participants.Collecting primary data must involve informed consent. Secondary sources can also be used by obtaining aggregate data from health plans and health care providers that do not include personalized demographic data. Each of these data sources can be important to forming a picture of a community’s health, which can then be compared to national standard data such as that provided through Healthy People 2020. Understanding the current health status and the perceived needs of a community can help to provide the valuable information needed to set forth a plan which evaluates the current and future health needs of the community.
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 your professional community.
What types of techniques and activities should be included in a community health assessment?
How can these techniques and activities help determine both assets and gaps in health care services in a community?
Access the following resources by clicking the links provided. Please note that URLs change frequently. Permissions for the following links have either been granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course publication.
Healthy People 2020. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/
Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI 2015). (2015). Retrieved from http://wwwn.cdc.gov/communityhealth
National Center for Health Statistics. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
Imagine you work for an organization that has decided to open a satellite facility in an underserved community. Your organization asks you to move to the new location and assist with some of the preliminary work. Part of this work is to determine the health care needs of the community. How will you do this? What information will you need to know? Where will you find the information?
Search the Capella library and the Internet for peer-reviewed journal articles on how to conduct a community health assessment. You will need at least 3 resources to use in this assessment.
Develop a plan for a community health assessment in which you complete the following:
Describe the type of data needed to make an informed community health assessment.
Explain how the data will help determine the health care needs of the community.
Describe your strategy for obtaining the necessary data.
Explain the factors that impact the health and wellness of a community. (Hint: This is a very broad list. Think outside the box on this one!)
Explain how you will obtain information on these factors for your specific community.
Explain how you will determine if the data and information you obtain is valid and reliable.
Format this assessment as a report that you would submit to a director or other organizational leader. You are still required to follow APA guidelines for in-text citations and references.
Include a title page and reference page.
Ensure your assessment is 2–4 pages in length.
Use double-spaced, 12-pt., Times New Roman font. (Recommended)
Community Health Assessment Scoring Guide
CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
Describe the data necessary to make an informed community health assessment. Does not describe the data necessary to make an informed community health assessment. Lists the data necessary to make an informed community health assessment. Describes the data necessary to make an informed community health assessment. Describes the data necessary to make an informed community health assessment and identifies where the data can be found.
Explain a strategy for obtaining data and how data helps determine the health needs of a community. Does not explain how to obtain data and how data helps determine the health care needs of a community. Explains how to obtain data and how data helps determine the health care needs of a community, but the explanation is incomplete or missing important elements. Explains a strategy for obtaining data and how data helps determine the health needs of a community. Explains how to obtain data and how data helps determine the health care needs of a community, as well as gaps in the health care services available.
Explain how to obtain information on and what the factors are that affect the health and wellness of a community. Does not explain how to obtain and what the factors are that affect the health and wellness of a community. Identifies how to obtain and what the factors are that affect the health and wellness of a community. Explains how to obtain information on, and what the factors are, that affect the health and wellness of a community. Explains how to obtain information on as well as a broad range of factors that affect the health and wellness of a community, showing a clear relationship between the factors and the health of the community.
Explain how to establish the validity and reliability of data used in a community health assessment. Does not explain how to establish the validity and reliability of data used in a community health assessment. Explains how to establish the validity and reliability of data used in a community health assessment, but the explanation is inaccurate or missing key elements. Explains how to establish the validity and reliability of data used in a community health assessment. Explains how to establish the validity and reliability of data used in a community health assessment and identifies options if the data are not found to be valid and reliable.
Write content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, APA formatting, and mechanics. Does not write content clearly, logically, or with correct use of grammar, punctuation, APA formatting, and mechanics. Writes with errors in clarity, logic, grammar, punctuation, APA formatting, or mechanics. Writes content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, APA formatting, and mechanics. Writes clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, APA formatting, and mechanics; uses relevant evidence to support a central idea.
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Your post addresses one of the most pertinent issues in the United States healthcare system. Nursing shortage is a major issue affecting delivery of healthcare in the United States. High rate of retirement, turn over, and shortage of qualified educators contribute to inadequately staffed facilities. I agree with you that due to shortage, employed nurses experience burnout since they have to work for long hours. However, the problem can be evaluated from multiple angles to appreciate the need for increased enrollment in training schools, recruitment, and mentorship. I would consider the plight of healthcare facilities amidst the shortage because they are compelled to stretch the existing workforce. Bakhamis et al. (2019) agree that in hospitals with high patient flow, nurses are assigned more patients, which contributes to burnout. In other words, even hospitals are overwhelmed by the issue.
Your post also makes an instrumental observation on the role of diminished mentorship on nursing shortage. Due to burnout and absenteeism, experienced practitioners have limited time to guide young nurses, which has a direct impact on the quality of healthcare services. A study conducted by de Cordova et al. (2022) to explore the magnitude of burnout revealed that after COVID-19, 36.5% of nurses were prepared to leave their occupations within a year. Deductively, the quality of training and mentorship will be affected further. Although some hospitals have began offering incentives for new nurses, as you have observed, the strategy is not sustainable without emphasizing increased enrollment in nursing schools. Ideally, the solution to the problem should have a long-term approach involving multiple stakeholders. Without adequate staffing, Americans will continue experiencing services that are not commensurate with the public expenditure on healthcare.
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