Identifying a Health Care-Related Problem and a Target Population

Identifying a Health Care-Related Problem and a Target PopulationTake a few minutes to think about the most pressing health-promotion and disease-prevention issues, such as those identified in “Healthy People 2020” and the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing. Which one most calls your attention? Maternal, infant, and child health? Health communication and health information technology? Immunization and infectious diseases?This course provide a venue for addressing issues such as one of these through the design of a program and associated evaluation. In order to design an effective program though, it is critical to narrow the focus from one of these larger issues to a specific problem and a target population.This Discussion provides a forum through which you and your colleagues may support each other in first selecting a health-promotion and disease-prevention issue of national significance, and then identifying a problem and a target population to guide your program planning and evaluation efforts in this course.To prepare:Examine      the topics presented in “Healthy People 2020” and the Institute      of Medicine’s Future of Nursing. Select a health-promotion and      disease-prevention issue of national significance that has particular      resonance or appeal for you.Review      literature related to the issue you have selected and, specifically, the      problem and target population you may choose to focus on as you move      forward with program planning.Review      this week’s course text readings. What questions or concerns, if any, do      you have about how to identify a problem and a target population for      program planning and evaluation?Note: For Application 1, you need to identify a health care–related problem and a target population to guide program planning as you move forward in the course. If you have not already done so, read the instructions for Application 1 (provided this week) as your work on this Discussion to guide your development of that assignment.By tomorrow Tuesday 12/04/18 by 6pm, post a minimum of 550 words in APA format with at least 3 references from the list of the “Required Readings” below. Include the level one header as numbered below:Post a cohesive scholarly response that addresses the following:1) Share the national health-promotion and disease-prevention issue you have selected. Describe the problem and target population you will most likely choose for Application 1, as you have considered it thus far(See the list of topic areas below and select one).2) Provide your evaluation of the impact of the problem on population health using citations from existing literature.3) Pose any questions or concerns you have related to your problem and target population, your literature review, and/or other issues related to designing and evaluating programs. Ask your colleagues for support in addressing these questions or concerns.Topic Areas(Select one to answer question 1 above [make sure to select the one that would be easy to research and develop as all the many upcoming assignment will be based on it. Choose carefully please]).The Topic Areas ofHealthy People 2020identify and group objectives of related content, highlighting specific issues andpopulations. Each Topic Area is assigned to one or more lead agencies within the federal government that is responsiblefor developing, tracking, monitoring, and periodically reporting on objectives.1. Access to Health Services2. Adolescent Health3. Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic BackConditions4. Blood Disorders and Blood Safety5. Cancer6. Chronic Kidney Disease7. Dementias, Including Alzheimer’s Disease8. Diabetes9. Disability and Health10. Early and Middle Childhood11. Educational and Community-Based Programs12. Environmental Health13. Family Planning14. Food Safety15. Genomics16. Global Health17. Healthcare-Associated Infections18. Health Communication and Health InformationTechnology19. Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being20. Hearing and Other Sensory or CommunicationDisorders21. Heart Disease and Stroke22. HIV23. Immunization and Infectious Diseases24. Injury and Violence Prevention25. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health26. Maternal, Infant, and Child Health27. Medical Product Safety28. Mental Health and Mental Disorders29. Nutrition and Weight Status30. Occupational Safety and Health31. Older Adults32. Oral Health33. Physical Activity34. Preparedness35. Public Health Infrastructure36. Respiratory Diseases37. Sexually Transmitted Diseases38. Sleep Health39. Social Determinants of Health40. Substance Abuse41. Tobacco Use42. VisionRequired ReadingsHodges, B. C., & Videto, D. M. (2011). Assessment and planning in health programs (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.Chapter 2, “Paint a Picture of Your Target Population:      Assessing Assets and Problems” (See      attached file).This chapter presents valuable information for identifying your target population during program planning. Note: Some of the information in this chapter extends into needs assessment, which will be addressed in Week 4.Kettner, P. M., Moroney, R. M., & Martin, L. L. (2017). Designing and managing programs: An effectiveness-based approach (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.Review Chapter 1, “Contemporary Issues in Social      Services Program Planning and Administration” (See attached file).Review Chapter 3, “Understanding Social Problems” (See attached file).Review these chapters as needed to help you identify a health care-related problem for program planning and evaluation. For instance, you may find the problem analysis information on page 13 and pages 38–39 beneficial.Adams, J. & Kaplow, R. (2013). A sitter reduction program in an acute health care system. Nursing Economics$, 31(2), 83–89.Pinto, B.M., Waldemore, M., & Rosen, R. (2015). A community-based partnership to promote exercise among cancer survivors: Lessons learned. International Journal Behavioral Medicine, 22, 328–335 doi 10.1007/s12529-014-9395-5Tompa, E., deBoer, H., Macdonald, S., Alarngir, H., Koehoorn, M., & Guzman, J. (2016). Stakeholders’ perspectives about and priorities for economic evaluation of health and safety programs in healthcare. Workplace Health and Safety, 64(4), 163–174 DOI: 10.1177/2165079915620201.Leading Health Indicators. (n.d.). Retrieved March 22, 2017, from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/Leading-Health-IndicatorsNational Database of Nursing Quality Indicators. (n.d.). Retrieved March 22, 2017, from http://www.pressganey.com/solutions/clinical-quality/nursing-qualityU.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2010). Healthy People 2020. (n.d.). Retrieved March 22, 2017, from https://www.healthypeople.gov/sites/default/files/HP2020_brochure_with_LHI_508_FNL.pdfIOM Future of Nursing Report. (n.d.). Retrieved March 22, 2017, from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ThePracticeofProfessionalNursing/workforce/IOM-Future-of-Nursing-Report-1Required MediaLaureate Education (Producer). (2011). Design and evaluation of programs and projects [Video file}. Baltimore, MD: Author.“Defining a      Population Health Problem” (featuring Dr. Melissa Willmarth, Dr. Debora Dole,      and Dr. Donna Shambley-Ebron)You may view this course video by clicking the link or on the course DVD, which contains the same content. Once you’ve opened the link, click on the appropriate media piece.In these videos, Dr. Melissa Willmarth, Dr. Debora Dole, and Dr. Donna Shambley-Ebron provide insights related to defining health care-related problems.Optional ResourcesAlgera, M., Francke, A. L., Kerkstra, A., & Van der Zee, J. (2004). Integrative literature reviews and meta-analyses: Home care needs of patients with long-term conditions: Literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 46(4), 417–429.This article compares literature in the field to determine a profile for people with long-term health care conditions who utilize home care services.Madden, S. G., Loeb, S. J., & Smith, C. A. (2008). An integrative literature review of lifestyle interventions for the prevention of type II diabetes mellitus. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(17), 2243–2256.This article is an example of an integrative literature review that identifies aspects of nursing programs aimed at prevention of type II diabetes, effectiveness of such programs, and compliance with lifestyle changes after such programs.

 
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