NSG 4410 Fall 2020
Population Health Nursing
Instructions for the Healthy People
The purpose of this discussion is to apply research-based, public health objectives to a selected community aggregate. The documents Healthy People 2020, and Healthy People Midcourse Review 2010- Healthy People 2020 will be used by the students. This assignment is based on the aggregate in the community where the students did their preceptorship. The discussion is also based on the community assessment that the students completed in NSG 4411. The point distribution is listed below. The instructions on how to develop the discussion following APA format on the next page. This discussion’s objective is to apply research-based public health goals to a particular community aggregate. The students will use the publications Healthy People 2020 and Healthy People Midcourse Review 2010- Healthy People 2020. The community where the students completed their preceptorship is the basis for this task. The community evaluation that the students conducted in NSG 4411 also served as a foundation for the conversation. The distribution of points is shown below. The guidelines for developing the discussion using APA format are on the following page.
6.5 Describe the community where the aggregate lives and then describe the
aggregate using demographic data and characteristics. Discuss some
social, economic, and environmental factors determining health status.
7 Describe the leading causes of death, extent of disability, and morbidity
for this aggregate.
7 Describe the health risk factors and/or stressors facing this aggregate.
30 Discuss three Healthy People 2020 objectives, which apply to this aggregate.
7.5 According to the Healthy People 2010 Midcourse Review – Healthy People 2020, what, if any, progress has been made toward achievement of each Healthy People 2020 objectives cited?
12 Identify the Healthy People 2020 objective you feel to be the most pertinent to your aggregate, identify, and discuss a strategy to promote health for this aggregate through inter-and intra-professional communication.
30 Use three peer reviewed scholarly-based articles (within last 5 years) to
validate possible interventions for improving the health status of the
assigned aggregate based on your chosen Healthy People 2020 objective.
The following websites are helpful for use in this project:
Instructions on How to Develop Following APA Format
1. The must be typed in scholarly format (Refer to the BSN Guide for Scholarly Papers) and the APA manual (7th edition):
a. no less than 5 pages and no more than 8 pages (excluding title page and reference page).
b. double-spaced, Times New Roman font, size 12 with 1” margins.
c. Do not write in first, second or third person.
d. Use of proper grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation is required.
e. Do not start sentences with numbers or acronyms.
f. A paragraph contains at least 3 sentences. Do not add a space between paragraphs.
g. Use headings. (Refer to the APA manual).
h. No quotes. Paraphrase in your own words.
i. Correctly cite all information. When in doubt, cite. (Refer to APA manual 7th edition).
j. Do not copy and paste from the source or from other assignments. (See syllabus regarding plagiarism).
k. References on separate page.
2. Submit under the Assignments tab through Turnitin.
Population Health Nursing
Guidelines for the Healthy People
The subject of this is the AGGREGATE (vulnerable population) and the community that the aggregate lives in. For example, the aggregate could be children living in poverty, maybe in the rural community of Hurtsboro, AL. The students will be working with the aggregate population they chose during the preceptorship experience from NSG 4411. Some of the information from the NSG 4411 Community Assessment Project may be useful in writing this , however, do not cut and paste directly from the previous assignment. (See below)
The discussion has seven parts to it:
1. a. Describe the aggregate’s location using demographic data: You may pull in any
demographics you used from your Community Assessment, such as population, averages,
most common occupations, race, and education and income levels. Remember to
paraphrase the information you have previously written. You should also briefly
describe the aggregate. The idea is to give a snapshot of this aggregate and where this
A very helpful website to access is http://factfinder.census.gov/ go to fast access, enter
your community (city, state) then click on “fact sheet” and “people” for details about your
community. You will need to cite this information and list in your references.
b. The environmental and economic conditions really do affect the aggregates’ health care
needs. What are some of the social, economic, and environmental factors that determines
the health status of your aggregate population?
2. Describe the leading causes of death, extent of disability, and morbidity-(illness) for this
aggregate-might not find death for children but could be adults such as heart disease for
obese children. This may be based on census data that you find on the web for this
aggregate, or your own observations of people in that community.
3. Describe the health risk factors or stressors facing this aggregate: This is based on your
own observations and research findings (such as incidence or prevalence of poverty of
children in rural areas and any health risk conditions such as lack of immunizations or
4. Discuss three Healthy People 2020 objectives (not topics) which apply to your aggregate:
Go to the https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives website and you will see
a list of topics from A-Z. Each topic area will direct you to a list of objectives. List three
objectives that you identify as health risks facing your aggregate and discuss how they
apply to your aggregate. For example, if one of the topics you identify is “Access to Health
Services”, then search under the topic the objective that applies to your aggregate.
Objective AHS-3, “Increase the proportion of persons with a usual primary care provider”
because the aggregate population lives in a rural community and there are limited
healthcare providers, the nearest facility is….
5. According to the Healthy People Midcourse Reviews 2010 and Healthy People 2020 ,
what, if any, progress has been made toward achievement of each Healthy People
2020 objective? Go to https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/data-search/midcourse-review
to find this information by clicking on All Topic Areas and find your topic. You can then
click on the + sign to the right and expand the area to see more about the Midcourse
Review progress data specific to the objectives that you choose. (This information can also
Be accessed this from the Healthy People 2020 website by clicking on Data Search tab.
6. Identify the one Healthy People 2020 objective (from the 3 you chose) you feel to be
the most pertinent to your aggregate, identify, and discuss a strategy to promote health for
this aggregate through inter- and intra-professional communication. You would select the
objective that most closely applies to your aggregate and discuss a plan of action to be
optimized through communication practices that would benefit your aggregate population.
7. Using three research-based articles from peer-reviewed Journals published within the last
five (5) years (see examples of research under APA information). Cite three (3)
interventions for improving the health status of the residents of your assigned aggregate
based on the Healthy People 2020 objective you chose as the most pertinent.
Example: Objective AHS-3 was the most pertinent, what interventions are being done to
improve access or reduce costs? The Healthy People 2020 website (#4) also provides some
of this information under the Interventions & Resources tab.