PLEASE FOLLOW EXACT INSTRUCTIONS!
I have weekly projects do. The entire paper is not due at once. I have written instructions out weekly. Every week requires at least 2 references. Final Project paper requires at least 5 references. We can work together to subit a paper each week. Week ONE begins this Monday, 3/7/2022. Week 2 is the first assignment due date.
Overview of Project Paper
Throughout this course, you will be learning about public health and the use of epidemiologic information to develop, implement and evaluate population health programs. There are several smaller projects and one major paper that is broken into sections to help illustrate the application of theory to areas I hope you are passionate about.
Week 02 Assignment -Review the John Snow ‘First Public Health Act’ scenario in this weeks lesson as review of what goes into public health research.
Identify an area of public health that interests you. Areas to consider include reproductive justice, access to fresh foods, access to mammography, vaccinations, avoiding diabetes in certain population or anything else that interests you. Write no more than 300 words about what that problem is and why it is important.
Week 05 Assignment – Literature Review
Identify the target population you will focus on. For instance, if your interest is in access to mammography, this is your chance to become more specific, such as access to mammography among black women (a vulnerable group) in rural areas of Vermont.
Write a paragraph about why this specific population is of concern regarding this particular health problem.
Review the literature. Discuss the medical literature but also include information pertaining to applicable law and regulation, statistics (include attendant data sources) and synthesize the information to describe the extent of the problem.
Week 06 Assignment – SMART Goals
What do you want to accomplish with your program? Write at least three measurable goals but dont boil the ocean.
For example: Increase the national vaccination rate for all children in the US is a bit ambitious. Improving the vaccination rate among preschoolers seen in a free clinic by 1% may be more doable, unless the vaccination rate is already quite high. But before you can get to an outcome goal such as an increased vaccination rate, you probably should address some process goals. Maybe something like improving knowledge about immunization among newly hired nurses as evidenced by successfully completing a novel course on immunizations within the first three months of hire.
Try to write your goals in SMART format, although that isnt always possible. If you cant write them as SMART goals, include a sentence or two as to why not. One way to approach this is to write a goal, then identify all of the SMART elements for that goal, revising the goal as needed for the elements.
At least 100 low income, sexually active, teens will be tested for HIV in this clinic between Jan 1 and June 30.
SpecificTesting of low-income teens for HIV
MeasurableOne can count the unique individuals tested, in this example there is a goal of at least 100
AttainableThis is attainable as long as the population served has enough low income teens, although the goal may be helped if the clinic is in one of the thirty-one states that explicitly include testing and treatment for HIV without parental consent.
RelevantTesting is key to knowing HIV status
TimeJan 1-June 30
80% of participants in the HTN clinic will be able to identify 3 low-sodium food choices from a select list upon completion of nutritional counseling during 2023.
Specific Identify select foods (assumption is there is a list or other resource)
Measurable80% of participants and 3 low-sodium foods
Attainable80% is the goal, if that is attainable remains to be seen
RelevantDietary modification is important for self-management of HTN
TimeUpon completion of nutritional counseling during 2023
Week 08 Assignment – Planned Interventions
In the last paper, you set your goals. Now, identify at least two interventions you will institute as part of the program you are developing. Maybe its presenting a 30 min in-service to the nursing staff addressing fears and misconceptions about diabetes among your target group. For whatever it is, please describe
What each intervention will entail
Key organizations and individuals to include in planning. Discuss the role and legitimacy of these choices.
Timeline for implementation
Assignment of duties and responsibilities
Potential Funding source
Key organizations and individuals to include in planning. Discuss wy you selected these groups or individuals.
Critique each of the identified interventions and report as a SWOT.
Week 09 Assignment – Linguistic or Cultural Challenges
PART 1: In one page, identify potential linguistic or cultural challenges your population of interest may have and how you addressed these issues in these materials or in your population of interest as a whole.
PART II: Submit PT or professional education materials you will use to augment the program you are designing. Submit at least one professional and one public facing educational piece. No resource should exceed two pages in length.
Week 10 Assignment – Finished Project Plan
Use all the different assignments and discussion content to create your finished Project Plan paper. This needs to include your Public Health area of interest the problem(s) with this area and its affected population, the literature around that population, your SMART goals, your planned interventions, the challenges (linguistic/cultural/other) with the interventions and the population, along with your evaluation plan (see below). This paper should be 5-10 pages in APA style including an abstract and references. AT LEAST 5
Include in your finished Project Plan an evaluation plan with at least one data driven outcome measure for each goal you specified and include the data source. Identify who will evaluate the program and why they are selected.