Community Resources

Preparation

Assume you are interested in expanding your role as a nurse and are considering working in an area where you can help to promote equal opportunity and improve the quality of life within the local or global community. You are aware of the work of several nonprofit organizations and government agencies whose work contributes to this effort in some way. You have particular interest in one of these organizations but would like to know more about how it contributes to public health and safety improvements. In addition, you would like to report the results of your research in a scholarly paper that you could submit for publication.

choose the organization or agency you are most interested in researching:

·       American Heart Association.

·       World Heart Federation.

·       Peace Corps.

·       American Red Cross.

·       Habitat for Humanity.

·       United Way.

·       Doctors Without Borders.

·       The Salvation Army.

·       United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

·       Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

·       Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

·       Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Graded Requirements

The research requirements, outlined below, correspond to the grading criteria in the assessment-scoring guide, so be sure to address each point.

Analyze health risks and health care needs among distinct populations.

o   Explain how an organization’s work impacts the health and/or safety needs of a local community.

·       Explain how the organization’s mission and vision enable it to contribute to public health and safety improvements.

Propose health promotion strategies to improve the health of populations.

Explain how an organization’s mission and vision enable it to contribute to public health and safety improvements.

o   Include examples of ways a local and/or global initiative supports organizational mission and vision and promotes public health and safety.

Evaluate an organization’s ability to promote equal opportunity and improve the quality of life in the community. Evaluate health policies, based on their ability to achieve desired outcomes.

o   Assess the impact of funding sources, policy, and legislation on an organization’s provision of services.

o   Consider the effects of social, cultural, economic, and physical barriers.

·       Assess the impact of funding sources, policy, and legislation on the organization’s provision of services.

·       Integrate principles of social justice in community health interventions.

Evaluate an organization’s ability to promote equal opportunity and improve the quality of life within a community.

Evaluate health policies, based on their ability to achieve desired outcomes.

o   Assess the impact of funding sources, policy, and legislation on an organization’s provision of services.

o   Consider the potential implications of funding decisions, policy, and legislation for individuals, families, and aggregates within the community.

·       Explain how an organization’s work impacts the health and/or safety needs of a local community.

o   Consider how nurses might become involved with the organization.

·       Write clearly and concisely in a logically coherent and appropriate form and style.

o   Write with a specific purpose and audience in mind.

o   Adhere to scholarly and disciplinary writing standards and APA formatting requirements.

 

 

 
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