Public Health of Special Populations

Learning Materials 1.Curley, A. L. C. & Vitale, P. A. Population-based nursing: Competencies and concepts for advanced practice. New York: Springer Publishing. Chapter 10 2. Holz, S.W., Ingram, D., Wilbur, J., & Pelt, P. (2013). Using photos to develop text messages to promote walking. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45(4), 380-387. (supplemental) 3. Harris, M. & Reynolds, B. (2015). A pilot study of home-based smoking cessation programs for rural, Appalachian, pregnant Smokers. JOGN, 44(2), 236-245. (supplemental) 4., T., Burns, D., Forehand, J.W., & Spurlock, A. (2015). A community-based walking program to promote physical activity among African American women. Nursing for Women’s Health, 19(1), 26-35. (supplemental) 5.Ryan, L., Logsdon, C., McGill, S., Stikes, R., et. al. (2014). Evaluation of printed health education materials for use by low-education families. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 46(4), 218-228. (supplemental) 6.Vaughn, L.M., Wagner, E., & Jacquex, F. (2013). A review of community-based participatory research in child health. MCN, 38(1), 48-53. (supplemental) Assignment Signature Assignment Description/Directions: Presentation In October 2017 President Donald J. Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency. The public health nurse is in a unique position to lead, develop, and implement programs to address this crisis. For this presentation, the learner will: 1.- Examine the significance of the opioid crisis in Washington state. 2.- Analyze and discuss the different approaches that the state is using to address this public health emergency (e.g. addiction prevention education, medication disposal programs naloxone distribution programs, needle exchange programs, mental health, and addiction services, partnerships among health and law enforcement agencies). 3.- Identify or create a program that you feel would benefit the local community. Present an overview of the program, identify the goal of the program, provide objectives for the program, describe the planned interventions, identify the community stakeholders who should be a part of the planning process, discuss how the program will be monitored and evaluated, identify potential challenges and methods for engaging the community and discuss budget needs to launch the program. 4.- Discuss the role of the public health nurse as a community advocate, leader, and change agent. This PowerPoint® (Microsoft Office) or Impress® (Open Office) presentation should be a minimum of 20 slides, including a title, introduction, conclusion, and reference slide, with detailed speaker notes and recorded audio comments for all content slides. Use at least four scholarly sources and make certain to review the module’s Signature Assignment Rubric before starting your presentation. This presentation is worth 400 points for quality content and presentation. Total Point Value of Signature Assignment: 400 points

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