Benchmark Population Health: Part II
This is part 2 in the chain of these assignments. The purpose of this assignment is to develop an intervention for the at-risk population selected for your Population Health: Part I assignment. Part 1 is attached.
Benchmark – Population Heath: Part II
The purpose of this assignment is to develop an intervention for the at-risk population selected for your Population Health: Part I assignment.
· A minimum of three-four scholarly or peer-reviewed research articles are required. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.
· Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments.
· 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 to check for similarity scores and plagiarism
For Part II of the Population Health assignment, propose an intervention to address the health issue for your selected at-risk population.
Include the following in a 1,250–1,500-word paper:
1. Prior to beginning Part II, review feedback and revise your initial paper (Part I) as indicated by your instructor. Based on these revisions and potential changes, complete Part II. Synthesize Parts I and II into a final paper.
2. Propose an evidence-based intervention relevant to your population-based health issue that can be implemented to improve health outcomes or decrease disparities for the at-risk population. Discuss the evidence supporting your proposed intervention and explain why your proposed intervention is realistic and appropriate for the population.
3. Outline a plan for implementing your proposed intervention for your at-risk population. Include community and interprofessional stakeholders needed for collaboration, permissions needed, and potential costs for implementation.
4. Discuss potential challenges to implementation and ways these can be addressed.
5. Identify a public health or health promotion theory and explain how it can be used to support the implementation of your intervention. Refer to and cite the seminal article for your theory.
6. Discuss the expected outcomes for the proposed intervention and how the outcomes will be measured to determine the efficacy of your proposed intervention. What is your plan if your outcomes do not show the desired improvement?
7. As a doctoral learner, what other factors do you believe contribute to the pervasiveness of the health issue for the at-risk group? Provide examples. Explain how you, as a doctoral learner, can advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical policies for this at-risk group. How can this be applied to different arenas in health care?
Brennan Rameriz, L. K., Baker, E. A., & Metzler, M. (2008). Promoting health equity: A resource to help communities address social determinants of health. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch/programs/healthycommunitiesprogram/tools/pdf/SDOH-workbook.pdf
Explore the Quality Indicators page of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) website. https://qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/
Read Chapters 10 and 11 in Population-Based Nursing: Concepts and Competencies for Advanced Practice. Review Chapters 7 and 8.
POPULATION MANAGEMENT PART I 2
POPULATION MANAGEMENT PART I 2
The at-risk community I have picked is African Americans residing in the inner city. African Americans living in the inner city are more likely to experience poverty and lack of healthcare access, leading to health disparities. One proposed intervention to improve this community’s health is providing access to affordable healthcare. Another is to improve access to healthy food options and education on nutrition and healthy eating habits.
Population-Based Health Condition
Obesity is the public health issue I have decided to focus on. The prevalence of obesity in the United States is a major health issue. More than a third of adults and almost 20% of kids and teens are overweight or obese. Nearly half of adult African Americans and a quarter of all African American children and adolescents are overweight or obese (Loan, 2018). Several serious diseases, such as diabetes type 2, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and several forms of cancer, have obesity as a major contributing factor. Obesity’s negative effects on health can be expensive and detract from people’s quality of life.
Many factors contribute to obesity, including genetics, lifestyle, and the environment. These factors make African Americans more likely to be obese than other groups. Poverty is a significant factor contributing to obesity, as families may not have access to healthy food options or education on nutrition. In addition, African Americans are disproportionately represented in “food deserts,” or places without ready access to healthful, inexpensive food. Lack of healthcare access is another factor contributing to obesity, as people may not have access to preventive care or treatment for obesity-related conditions.
Many interventions can improve the health of African Americans living in the inner city. One is to provide access to affordable healthcare (Weis, 2021). This can help to increase access to preventive care and treatment for obesity-related conditions. Another is to improve access to healthy food options and education on nutrition and healthy eating habits. This can help families to make healthier choices and improve their overall health.
The High-Risk Group and Population-Based Health Condition
In this case, I have decided to focus on African American city dwellers as a potentially vulnerable population. For reasons like poverty and limited access to medical treatment, people from this demographic are at an increased risk for developing health inequalities (Loan, 2018). African Americans in the city’s inner reaches have the highest prevalence of obesity, putting them at increased risk for conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
The Prevalence Rate of the Selected Population-Based Health Condition for this High-Risk Group
A startling half of all African Americans in the United States are overweight or obese, per data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Comparatively, about 35% of American adults are overweight. This means that among racial groups in the United States, African Americans have the highest prevalence of obesity (Weis, 2021). This increased prevalence can be attributed to a number of factors, such as genetics, lifestyle, and socioeconomic standing. Poverty is a major risk factor for obesity, and it affects a disproportionately large number of African Americans. Furthermore, African Americans have a higher prevalence of obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
The Social Determinants that Lead to Disparities and Health Outcomes
Several social variables lead to differences in health outcomes for African Americans residing in inner city neighborhoods. One of the most significant is poverty. African Americans are more likely to live in poverty than any other group, and poverty is related with various health concerns. Lack of access to healthcare is another social determinant that leads to disparities in health outcomes (Loan, 2018). African Americans are more likely to be uninsured than any other group, and this lack of insurance can lead to some health problems. Obesity is also a social determinant that leads to disparities in health outcomes. African Americans are more likely to be obese than any other group, and obesity is associated with several chronic diseases.
Several interventions have been introduced to improve health outcomes for African Americans living in the inner city. One intervention is the introduction of food deserts, which are areas without access to healthy and affordable food. Another intervention is the implementation of community gardens, which provide fresh produce and promote healthy eating habits. There have also been efforts to improve access to healthcare, including the introduction of community health centers and mobile health clinics (Weis, 2021). It is difficult to determine the overall effectiveness of these interventions, as some factors can affect health outcomes. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that food deserts can lead to obesity and other chronic health conditions and that community gardens can improve diet quality and reduce obesity rates. The CDC also researched that access to healthcare can improve health outcomes, particularly for chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension.
Current Electronic or Online Consumer Health Information
A wealth of electronic and online consumer health information is available for African Americans living in the inner city. Websites like the National Institutes of Health’s “Healthy People” and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Healthy Living” offer tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle and prevent chronic diseases. Many websites provide information on how to access healthcare in the inner city, such as the Department of Health and Human Services “Healthcare Finder” and the “Get Health Care” website from the American Hospital Association.
Data and Statistics: Explore the Data and Statistics page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. https://www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics/
Explore the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps website. https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
Loan, L. A., Parnell, T. A., Stichler, J. F., Boyle, D. K., Allen, P., VanFosson, C. A., & Barton, A. J. (2018). Call for action: Nurses must play a critical role to enhance health literacy. Nursing Outlook, 66(1), 97-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2017.11.003
Read Chapters 5-7 in Population-Based Nursing: Concepts and Competencies for Advanced Practice. https://bibliu.com/app/#/view/books/9780826136749/epub/OEBPS/xhtml/9780826136749_Contents.html#page_8
Explore the Explore Health Rankings page of the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps website. https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/explore-health-rankings
Explore the Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/cha/plan.html
Explore the Find and Compare Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and Other Providers Near You page of the Medicare.gov website. https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/?providerType=Hospital&redirect=true
Weis, J., (2021, April 6). 2021 County health rankings show gaps and health disparities for Latinos. Salud America! https://salud-america.org/2021-county-health-rankings-show-gaps-health-disparities-for-latinos/