Unit 6 Assignment
Health Statistics and Populations
Professional Competency addressed in this Assignment:
MN505-3: Analyze health promotion and illness prevention risk factors in a multicultural context.
PC-4.3: Apply concepts of multiculturalism and diversity to become an agent of change.
Select a health topic of interest such as breastfeeding, domestic violence, or juvenile diabetes that affect a specific population such as older adults or women of reproductive age or race. Locate health statistics for your selections. You must include national and state data. Your work may also include local county or city data if available.
Follow the guide in the left hand column below for each section. Research content regarding concepts of multiculturalism and diversity, and include interventions that address health disparities.
Input your responses using a table similar to the one below. You may recreate the table in Word®. Excel® files are not accepted. Carefully consider the directions in each section of the table. Do not alter the left hand column. Include a title page and reference page. You may single space.The length of Assignment should not exceed 3-4 table content pages.
Data Search Directions Summarize Your Findings
Identify the population of interest and health
condition/event to your practice. Specify how
you define the population (e.g., age, gender,
health status, etc.).
Summarize your search process. Specify what
sources, organizations and agencies for health
statistics were searched to find relevant health
statistics. Be specific and thorough in your search.
Provide the health information obtained in the
search. Include new research. Include any significant statistics and
information on risk factors and trends in
epidemiology data on your topic.
Interpret your findings and determine if there
is any evidence of health disparities based on
the population examined. Address multicultural
factors that influence the health issue. Provide
several detailed examples and include interventions and programs
that aim to improve health disparities.
Master’s-prepared nurse educators, leaders, nurse practitioners and all specialty nursing fields are contributors to health promotion in populations across the life span. This Assignment is focused on analysis of epidemiological and health information, including illness prevention, risk factors disparities, and intervention. Students should be able to integrate these concepts in a multicultural context to their specialty focus as it relates to health promotion and epidemiology.
DUE: to Dropbox on end of Day 7 of Unit 6.
To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section of the Course Resources.