Theories, principles, and strategies of population-based health care are used to design, implement, and evaluate services and plans of care to promote, maintain, and restore health in a defined population. Students focus on population aggregates in structured or unstructured settings across care environments. Strategies to evaluate health outcomes and costs of care are emphasized.
Evaluate major concepts of population-based health.
Compare and contrast community and aggregate.
Explain the constructs of the three levels of prevention.
Describe the concept of community as client.
Use of Models in Health Assessment and Promotion
Synthesize the model of health promotion into the practice of community health nursing.
Explain the importance of working with the community to establish priority health needs.
Apply principles of epidemiology, demography, research, and levels of prevention to the identified aggregate.
Advanced Methods of Data Collection for Community Health Assessment
Define the term needs assessment and analyze the different steps in this process.
Critically analyze community assessment data to determine the level of a community's health.
Categorize different sources of community health data.
Analyze existing health care databases.
Formulating a Community Health Program
Formulate measurable outcome objectives.
Determine interventions to formulate and influence policies that affect the health of a community.
Impact of Population Health
Evaluate the community resources to assist in the resolution of community health problems.
Program Implementation and Evaluation
Analyze evaluation methodologies.
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