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Nursing Assessment 2: Analysis of Data and Policies Analyze existing health policies that directly impact the community you profiled in the previous assessment, identifying their strengths, weaknesses

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Nursing Assessment 2: Analysis of Data and Policies

Analyze existing health policies that directly impact the community you profiled in the previous assessment, identifying their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. This policy analysis will help you formulate your CHAP report for publication in the next assessment.

Introduction

An array of stakeholders, including patients and consumers, providers, payers, and the pharmaceutical industry, play a vital role in shaping the health care ecosystem. Their interrelated interests and demands drive the continuous evolution of health care systems and the development of new policies and practices. In this chapter, we will examine the relationships between these stakeholders, as well as their individual and collective contributions to the advancement of population health. Understanding the complex interplay between structure, systems, and stakeholders is crucial in fostering a culture of wellness and promoting the sustainable development of health care services for all.

When developing a community health assessment and plan (CHAP), it’s important to be aware of a variety of policies at the local, state, and federal levels. These can influence the type of data you may collect or use, the interventions you may choose, and how they may be implemented. By examining these relationships between your chosen priorities and public health policy, you will gain insights into how demographic, socioeconomic, and many other community factors must be taken into consideration when developing an effective and implementable CHAP.

For this second assessment, you will analyze existing health policies that directly impact the community you profiled in the previous assessment, identifying their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. You should consider each policy’s effectiveness in addressing health equity, accessibility, and affordability of health care services. This assessment will deepen your understanding of the role policy plays in shaping community health outcomes, and completing this policy analysis will help you formulate how you will write your CHAP report for publication in the next assessment.

Overview

When developing a community health assessment and plan (CHAP), it’s important to be aware of a variety of policies at the local, state, and federal levels. These can influence the type of data you may collect or use, the interventions you may choose, and how they may be implemented. By examining these relationships between your chosen priorities and public health policy, you will gain insights into how demographic, socioeconomic, and many other community factors must be taken into consideration when developing an effective and implementable CHAP.

For this assessment, you will analyze existing health policies that directly impact the community you profiled in the previous assessment, identifying their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. You should consider each policy’s effectiveness in addressing health equity, accessibility, and affordability of health care services. This assessment will deepen your understanding of the role policy plays in shaping community health outcomes, and completing this policy analysis will help you formulate how you will write your CHAP report for publication in the next assessment.

Preparation

Before you begin the assessment:

·        Review the top five community population health priorities that you identified in your previous assessment.

o   From the top five priorities, identify the top three. These are the priorities you will focus on going forward. Consider the factors that have made these the three top health priorities needed in the community you’re assessing.

·        Review Assessment 2 Template: Analysis of Data and Policies [DOCX].

o   You will use this provided template to record your community health profile data.

·        Review the Assessment 2 Tutorial.

o   This video walks you through the assessment template.

·        Review Assessment 2 Exemplar: Analysis of Data and Policies [PDF].

o   The exemplar is only for guidance; do not copy any information from the exemplar. All coursework must be original.

Instructions

Using the Assessment 2 Template: Analysis of Data and Policies [DOCX], complete the following:

1.     List the top three priorities for the CHAP.

o   Provide a rationale for the choices.

o   Support the choices with credible sources.

2.     Relate four or more relevant policies to their CHAP priorities with an insightful response.

o   Support the responses with credible sources.

3.     Summarize the rationale for all top three population health priorities. Explain how at least one of the following applies:

o   Prevalence.

o   Burden.

o   Social determinants.

o   Any other variable that demonstrates deep understanding of the priorities.

4.     Summarize the relevancy of the chosen health policies for the CHAP.

o   Demonstrate critical thinking via one or more of the following:

§  Reflect on the relationship between the health policies and the top three health priorities outlined in the CHAP.

§  Evaluate the impact of the health policies on the top three health priorities outlined in the CHAP.

§  Infer the consequences of the health policies on the top three health priorities outlined in the CHAP.

§  Any other explanation that demonstrates deep understanding of health policy.

5.     Apply proper APA formatting and citation style as required.

Additional Requirements

Your assessment should meet the following submission requirements:

·        Written communication: Apply scholarly and professional communication skills consistent with expectations for the intended purpose. Offer academic citations or professional experiences as examples. Consider exploring the resources at the Writing Center and Academic Writer.

·        APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA style and formatting guidelines. Visit Evidence and APA for help with APA citations.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

·        Competency 3: Compare and assess treatment and prevention models for promoting wellness and managing diseases in population health.

o   List the top three priorities, and provide a rationale for the choices.

o   Summarize the rationales for all top three population health priorities.

·        Competency 4: Explain the critical need for private and public health collaboration to ensure effective community health assessment, planning, and implementation of population health strategies.

o   Relate four or more relevant policies to their CHAP priorities with an insightful response.

o   Summarize the relevancy of the chosen health policies for the CHAP.

·        Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.

o   Apply proper APA formatting and citation style as required.