Public health and community nursing guiding document

Competencies

  • Describe the foundations of public and community health nursing.
  • Analyze the influence of cultural, socioeconomic, and behavioral factors on public health.
  • Evaluate the impact of local, state, and national policy on public health.
  • Design multidimensional strategies of care considering the health determinants of vulnerable populations.
  • Facilitate public health nursing care through collaboration with resource partners, including dissemination of relevant information.
  • Analyze communicable diseases and their potential impact on public health.

Scenario

A public health colleague has approached you about being a consultant to work with a community group to help guide them through the action planning process. She has asked you to prepare a step-by-step guide on how to develop an action plan for the community group.The guiding document you create will be used to provide an overview of the process for developing a community action plan and will be used during an upcoming community meeting with interested consumers, local community members, and public health officials.

Instructions

Prepare a guiding document for the development of an action plan that:

  • Details the steps in developing an action plan for the community.
  • Explains the key components of the action plan, including components needed to address the cultural, socioeconomic, and behavioral factors in the community.
  • Describes how an action plan could improve the health outcomes of the community.
  • Discusses your role as a public and community health nurse in the action planning process, including: 
    • Your role in identifying health determinants of the vulnerable populations in the community.
    • Your role in assessing the potential impact of communicable diseases on the health of the community.
  • Suggests possible stakeholders to improve collaboration in the community, including policy-influencers, representatives of the different cultural and population groups affected, and social service and healthcare partners.
  • Designs the implementation process for the action plan with suggested goals for each phase of implementation, including: 
    • Communication and dissemination of information to the community.
    • Development of multidimensional strategies of care for the community.
  • Provides stated ideas with professional language and attribution for credible sources with correct APA citation, spelling, and grammar in the guiding document.