[Unlocked] Community Health Assessment 25

[Unlocked] Community Health Assessment 25

 Assessment Description

 Research public health issues on the “Climate Change” or “Topics and Issues” pages of the American Public Health Association (APHA) website. Investigate a public health issue related to an environmental issue within the U.S. health care delivery system and examine its effect on a specific population.

Write a 750-1,000-word policy brief that summarizes the issue, explains the effect on the population, and proposes a solution to the issue.

Follow this outline when writing the policy brief:

  1. Describe the policy health issue. Include the following information: (a) what population is affected, (b) at what level does it occur (local, state, or national), and (c) evidence about the issues supported by resources.
  2. Create a problem statement.
  3. Provide suggestions for addressing the health issue caused by the current policy. Describe what steps are required to initiate policy change. Include necessary stakeholders (government officials, administrator) and budget or funding considerations, if applicable.
  4. Discuss the impact on the health care delivery system.

Include three peer-reviewed sources and two other sources to support the policy brief.( Total of 5 references not more than 5 years ).

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. 

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Resources if you need assistance.

RUBIC

 

Criteria Description

Description of Community and Community Boundaries: (People, Geographic, Geopolitical, Financial, Educational Level, Ethnic, Phenomenological Features and Types of Interactions, Goals, Interests, Barriers, and Challenges, Including Social Determinates of Health)

5. Excellent

25 points

Description of community is complete. Boundaries are described in great detail, distinguishing environmental boundaries, environmental relationships, and external systems that comprise the open, community system.

4. Good

22.25 points

Description of community and boundaries of community is complete, and components of community functioning are discussed in sufficient depth.

3. Satisfactory

19.75 points

Description of community and boundaries of community is complete. A brief description of all components is offered.

2. Less than Satisfactory

18.75 points

Description of community and boundaries is unclear or incomplete and missing one or more necessary components to give context to the community assessment.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Description of boundaries of community is omitted.

Summary of Community Health Assessment

25 points

Criteria Description

Summary of Community Health Assessment

5. Excellent

25 points

Discussion of functional health patterns is clear, complete, and comprehensive, with indications for actual, at-risk, and potential diagnoses as well as recommendations for surveillance and preventive measures.

4. Good

22.25 points

Nursing process and functional health patterns (FHP) are identified with clear indications for actual, at-risk, and potential for improved health.

3. Satisfactory

19.75 points

Community assessment is complete, and a synopsis of each functional health pattern (FHP) is included.

2. Less than Satisfactory

18.75 points

Community assessment is provided but discussion is vague or incomplete.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Community assessment is omitted.

Identification of Issue That Is Lacking or an Opportunity for Health Promotion

25 points

Criteria Description

Identification of Issue That Is Lacking or an Opportunity for Health Promotion

5. Excellent

25 points

Identification of an issue that is lacking or an opportunity for health promotion is effectively included.

4. Good

22.25 points

NA

3. Satisfactory

19.75 points

NA

2. Less than Satisfactory

18.75 points

Identification of an issue that is lacking or an opportunity for health promotion is included but discussion is vague or incomplete

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Identification of an issue that is lacking or an opportunity for health promotion is omitted.

Conclusion With Summary of Findings and Impressions of General Community Health

18.75 points

Criteria Description

Conclusion With Summary of Findings and Impressions of General Community Health

5. Excellent

18.75 points

Conclusion is comprehensive, with a detailed summary of key findings that explains general health of the community and offers rationale for recommendations.

4. Good

16.69 points

Conclusion is clear, with a comprehensive discussion of findings and general health of the community.

3. Satisfactory

14.81 points

Conclusion is complete, with general summary of findings.

2. Less than Satisfactory

14.06 points

Conclusion is incomplete or unclear.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Conclusion is omitted.

Summary of Interview With Community Health/Public Health Provider

18.75 points

Criteria Description

Summary of Interview With Community Health/Public Health Provider

5. Excellent

18.75 points

Summary table is comprehensive, with a detailed description of findings, as well as actual, at-risk, and potential diagnoses and recommendations for surveillance and preventative measures.

4. Good

16.69 points

Summary table is clear, with a detailed and comprehensive description of findings from an assessment of the chosen community.

3. Satisfactory

14.81 points

Summary table includes all functional health patterns with adequate documentation.

2. Less than Satisfactory

14.06 points

Summary table is incomplete or unclear.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Summary table is omitted.

Layout

6.25 points

Criteria Description

Layout

5. Excellent

6.25 points

The layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings, and white space. Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point. The background and colors enhance the readability of the text.

4. Good

5.56 points

The layout background and text complement each other and enable the content to be easily read. The fonts are easy to read and point size varies appropriately for headings and text.

3. Satisfactory

4.94 points

The layout uses horizontal and vertical white space appropriately. Sometimes the fonts are easy to read, but in a few places the use of fonts, italics, bold, long paragraphs, color, or busy background detracts and does not enhance readability.

2. Less than Satisfactory

4.69 points

The layout shows some structure, but appears cluttered and busy or distracting with large gaps of white space or a distracting background. Overall readability is difficult due to lengthy paragraphs, too many different fonts, dark or busy background, overuse of bold, or lack of appropriate indentations of text.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The layout is cluttered, confusing, and does not use spacing, headings, and subheadings to enhance the readability. The text is extremely difficult to read with long blocks of text, small point size for fonts, and inappropriate contrasting colors. Poor use of headings, subheadings, indentations, or bold formatting is evident.

Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.)

6.25 points

Criteria Description

Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.)

5. Excellent

6.25 points

The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.

4. Good

5.56 points

The writer is clearly aware of audience, uses a variety of appropriate vocabulary for the targeted audience, and uses figures of speech to communicate clearly.

3. Satisfactory

4.94 points

Language is appropriate to the targeted audience for the most part.

2. Less than Satisfactory

4.69 points

Some distracting inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. The writer exhibits some lack of control in using figures of speech appropriately.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Inappropriate word choice and lack of variety in language use are evident. Writer appears to be unaware of audience. Use of primer prose indicates writer either does not apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately.