Overview: As a
community of practice, your task for this week is to collaborate with
professionals across the health care system. With your community of
practice, in the Discussion, find a gap in care or social determinant
that often results in poor health care outcomes. You will begin to take
the lead in advocating for and collaborating with others to improve
the health care outcomes for populations at risk.
Practicum Discussion: During this week, you will identify a
population at risk in your community. This population will be the basis
for your Practicum Discussions and your individual presentations over
the next 6 weeks, as well as the focus of your final PowerPoint
presentation in Week 6. To review, a population is a group of
individuals who share a common environmental or personal
characteristic, such as obese individuals who are at risk for diabetes
or cardiovascular disease (populations at risk) or those individuals
who are otherwise healthy and could stay healthy if they do not develop
risky behaviors (populations of interest). An example of this is
teenagers who don’t yet smoke but might consider it due to peer
pressure (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2016). Some of the topics you might
consider are vaccination compliance, obesity rates among children and
adults, teenage pregnancy, or infectious diseases such as Norwalk
virus, genital warts, or sexually transmitted diseases/infections. You
might look also at emerging public health problems such as Chagas or
the Zika virus. Some of the places you might consider looking for
information to substantiate and support your ideas about populations at
risk in your communities are your local health department, the CDC,
and the many evidence-based websites that the CDC supports, such as the
CDC Wonder (http://wonder.cdc.gov/). You may also review the work of
other community groups that focus on improving health care outcomes for
your community. You should begin to support your selection of
population and ideas about their health care problems through the use
of health data and scholarly literature.
Please address the following points in your Practicum Discussion:
- Briefly describe your community and then describe your practice setting.
- What are the determinants of health in your community?
- What are the most prevalent health problems in your community or in your practice?
- Choose a population at risk and describe the health problem specific to that population. Remember t
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- Due: 08/01/2020
- Budget: $45
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