Briefly summarize your project: How was the assessment completed? Who was your target audience and how many were in the audience? What was your topic? How did you determine what your topic should be (justification)? When and where did you present the community education project? Who gave you permission to present at the location, was the permission form completed? How did you advertise your presentation? What educational materials did you use or provide to the audience? Explain how you would evaluate whether the efforts to improve the health concern were effective. Include in your explanation the tools you might use to do this evaluation. Also, critically appraise your performance of the activity/project for this population. How did the population respond? What aspects were you most satisfied/least satisfied with? What went well (at least 3 things)? What changes would you make in the future (at least 2 things)? For nurses, reflection is integral to higher-level thinking. You should be able to critically analyze scenarios and possible outcomes as opposed to simply asking the right questions. Acute perception of the entire situation will be obtained because you are open to dealing with the contradictions that may challenge your initial bias. Reflect on how your perspective of the community’s health and the national, state, and local efforts toward a healthier population has changed as a result of your fieldwork. Discuss the health of the target community population compared to national, state, local health findings. Discuss how the interventions used would impact at the local, state, and national level (include information on your chosen Healthy People 2020 goals). Finally, what impact did your project have on your target population?

The purpose of this project was to assess and address a specific health concern in a community through a community education project. The assessment was completed through observations, interviews, and analysis of existing data regarding the health concern in the community. The target audience of the community education project was the community members of the specific population affected by the health concern. Approximately 50 community members attended the presentation.

The topic of the community education project was on promoting physical activity and healthy eating habits among children in the community to combat childhood obesity. This topic was chosen based on the prevalence of childhood obesity in the community and its impact on the overall health of the population. Childhood obesity has been identified as a significant public health issue, and addressing it aligns with the goals of Healthy People 2020.

The presentation was held at a local community center, and permission to present at the location was obtained from the center’s management. A permission form outlining the details of the presentation was completed and signed by the appropriate authority.

To advertise the presentation, various methods were used, including flyers posted in local schools, community centers, and healthcare facilities. Additionally, announcements were made through community newsletters, social media platforms, and word of mouth.

During the presentation, educational materials were provided to the audience. This included handouts on the importance of physical activity and healthy eating, tips for incorporating these behaviors into daily routines, and information on local resources for families to access healthy food options and physical activity opportunities.

To evaluate the effectiveness of the efforts to improve the health concern, several tools can be used. Firstly, pre and post-tests can be administered to assess the knowledge and awareness of the target population regarding the health concern before and after the presentation. Additionally, surveys can be conducted to gauge the participants’ intentions and commitment to making lifestyle changes based on the information provided. Follow-up assessments can also be conducted several months after the presentation to assess the sustained impact of the education provided.

Critically appraising the performance of the activity/project, the population responded positively to the presentation. Feedback received from the attendees indicated that the information was helpful and informative, and many expressed their intention to make positive changes in their lifestyle. The aspects that were most satisfying were the engagement and participation of the audience, the relevance of the topic to their community, and the availability of local resources to support them in making healthy choices.

Three things that went well in this project were the successful collaboration with the community center to host the presentation, the involvement of various stakeholders in promoting the event, and the use of interactive activities to engage the audience and facilitate learning.

Two changes that could be made in the future include incorporating more visuals and multimedia into the presentation to enhance the learning experience and extending the duration of the presentation to allow for more in-depth discussion and questions from the audience.

Reflecting on the fieldwork, my perspective of the community’s health and the national, state, and local efforts toward a healthier population has changed. Through interacting with the community members and understanding their challenges and resources, I gained a deeper understanding of the complexities of addressing health concerns at different levels. I now realize the importance of considering the social determinants of health and tailoring interventions to the specific needs and context of the target population.

Comparing the health of the target community population to national, state, and local health findings, it was evident that childhood obesity was a prevalent issue in the community. The interventions used in the community education project, aimed at promoting physical activity and healthy eating habits, would have a positive impact at the local, state, and national levels. These interventions align with the Healthy People 2020 goals of reducing childhood obesity rates and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

The project had a positive impact on the target population, as indicated by the feedback received and the expressed intentions of the attendees to make positive changes in their lifestyle. However, it is important to recognize that changing behavior is a complex process that requires ongoing support and resources. Therefore, sustained efforts and continued monitoring are crucial to ensure a long-term impact on the health of the target population.