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.
|Unit 6: Health Statistics and Populations|
|0 -1.9||2 – 2.9||3 – 3.9||4||Score|
|Population of interest and condition||Neither the population of interest or health condition are represented, or the information is severely misrepresented. The population is not well defined.||Work is missing critical details regarding the population of interest and health condition. One or more elements may be missing altogether. The population is not well defined.||A population of interest and health condition or event are present but some details related to either or both items may be missing.||A population of interest and health condition or event are clearly represented. The population and condition are defined.||4||20%||0.80|
|Search process||The search process and related details of the search process are not provided or are poorly explained.||The search process is discussed but significant details are missing. Health sources and related details of the students search process, such as key words and date ranges of sources are not clear or may be missing||The search process is provided, although specific details are omitted. Some heath sources are presented, along with some with details of the students search process, such as key words and date ranges of sources. More detail could be provided overall.||The search process is detailed and summarized clearly. Heath sources are presented, along with details of the students search process, such as key words and date ranges of sources||4||20%||0.80|
|Health information||Appropriate health information is not obtained, and search is not documented.||Some health information is provided, but overall data is lacking and does not contain relevant health information.||Health information obtained in the search is reviewed. Some significant details are either omitted or not explained well.||Relevant health information obtained in the search is well documented. Information is accurate and current.||4||20%||0.80|
|Research findings||Research findings are not provided or are documented incorrectly with a lack of evidence. Interventions are not addressed.||Research findings of health disparities based on examined population somewhat presented. Significant details are missing, and evidence of health disparities may not be provided. Interventions are included but lack significant detail.||Research findings of health disparities based on examined population is explained. Evidence of health disparities and/or information on research is missing some relevant detail. Interventions are included but could use additional detail.||Research findings and evidence of health disparities based on examined population are fully explained and well documented. Interventions and examples are included and well detailed.||4||20%||0.80|
|Format/Style||APA format is not utilized. No obvious attempt made to cite ideas and information from other sources. Does not use required table. There are consistent and repeated errors in rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation. There are consistent and repeated spelling and/or proofreading errors. Overall style is not at all consistent with formal, professional work.||There are frequent repeated errors in consistency of the text, title page, and references page with APA format. May be single spaced.Does not use required table. There are numerous errors in which ideas and information from other sources are not cited correctly. There are numerous errors in rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation. There are numerous spelling and/or proofreading errors. Overall style is inadequate for formal, professional work; many areas needs need style improvement.||There are some errors, but much of the text, title page, and references page is consistent with the APA format. May be single spaced. Utilized required table correctly but poorly formatted and fit in paper. Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly with few exceptions. Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed with few exceptions. Assignment has few spelling and/or proofreading errors. Overall style is adequate for formal, professional work; some areas need style improvement.||Text, title page, and references page are consistent with APA format. May be single spaced. Utilized required table correctly. Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly. Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed. Assignment is spellchecked and proofread. Overall style is demonstrates excellent consistency with that expected of formal, professional work.||4||20%||0.80|
|Total available points =||100||4|