Week 2: Healthy People 2020 Impact Paper

Purpose
The concepts of epidemiology provide the framework for the study of infectious and chronic health issues/diseases, which provides a rich source of data for the analysis of trends in disease and health.This assignment will offer the learner the opportunity to explore the population health effects of a topic which will be assigned by your course faculty.

As an example, you may be asked to identify populations at risk for oral health issues or, for instance, issues related to the frail living at home, and design a population health focused educational intervention for your target population.

In addition, you will look at what outcomes will be addressed to determine if your interventions are effective. This paper should integrate HP2020 and CDC information into your paper.

Activity Learning Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

Identify appropriate outcome measures and study designs applicable to epidemiological sub-fields such as infectious disease, chronic disease, environmental exposures, reproductive health, and genetics. (CO3)
Identify important sources of epidemiological data. (CO6)
Due Date: Sunday by 11:59pm MT of Week 2
Students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment. Quizzes and discussions are not considered assignments and are not part of the late assignment policy.

Total Points Possible: 125 Points
Requirements

Research Topic: Your course faculty will provide you with topic/s for this assignment. Please check the NR503 Course Announcements.

Identify your target population (for instance, age or other demographic, aggregate population); this must be in your city or state.
Discuss population-based health education interventions for your target population that is aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality for the problem. Be sure to review the research literature and HP2020 for interventions.
Identify how and what data for interventions is being tracked.
In a four (4) page paper, address the following. Refer to rubric for expanded details related to grading expectations.
Identify the problem in the introduction section.
Provide an overview of the problem in your state/national.
Review of descriptive epidemiological and demographic data on mortality/morbidity and risk.
HP2020: Present the goal, overview and objectives of Healthy People 2020 for the paper topic.
Population level prevention and health promotion review. Describe population and/or primary health care focused interventions. Use of scholarly literature and HP2020 is required. There should be direct correlation to evidence for all strategies.

Best Practices in Preparing the Project

Review directions and rubric through carefully.
Follow submission requirements.
Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included. Organize the paper using the rubric sections and appropriate headings to match the sections.
Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.
Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the current edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.
Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly.
A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature references must be used. Not all references should be from scholarly web sites. You may use your textbook, but this will not count towards the three (3) scholarly literature references.
Length: Papers not adhering to the page length may be returned to you for editing to meet the length guidelines.
Adhere to the Chamberlain College of Nursing academic policy on integrity as it pertains to the submission of your own original work for assignments.
“Additional instructions, thanks Hello NR503 Graduate Nursing Students, Please use the following topics for the associated discussion board assignment or associated paper assignment. Week 2: HP2020 Impact Paper: Disability and Health (please refer to the HP2020 web site link for this topic and review the assignment directions in the course). Week 2: Discussion Board: Screening Tool: Choose one of the following topics and find a screening tool on the topic to review. Please be sure to read the Discussion Board assignment directions for Week 2. Assessments for Adolescents (for example, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder, depression, anxiety, suicide risk ) Childhood Maltreatment Screening Tool Health Related Quality of Life Screening Tool Week 5: Infectious Disease Paper: Choose one of the following topics (COVID-19 or Rabies) to use for the infectious disease analysis paper. COVID-19: Select an aggregate population to focus your writing on: African American, Older Adult, or an aggregate population of your choosing which you must first discuss with your course faculty prior to using. Rabies Week 6: Chronic Health Paper: Choose one of the following topics for the Chronic Health Paper in Week 6. Cerebral Palsy Chronic Back Disorders (See HP2020 listing) Meniere\’s Disease Depression in the Transgender Population Reminder, please be sure to read the directions and rubrics carefully for each of the above items. Reach out with questions! ”

Rubric
NR503_HP2020_Sept19
NR503_HP2020_Sept19
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssignment Content Possible Points = 100 Points
Introduction of the Problem (no heading)

1. Problem is clearly stated.

2. General introduction to the problem supports its importance as a population health issue with data and general statement of scope of problem.

3. Focus of the paper is stated succinctly.

(3 critical elements)

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