The purpose of this assignment is to perform a physical assessment of a community and interview a community health and public health provider in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the chosen community of interest. The assignment consists of both an interview and a PowerPoint presentation.
To begin, you will need to select a community of interest in your region. This community will serve as the focus of your assessment and interview. The community can be defined by its geographic, geopolitical, financial, and educational level, as well as its ethnic and phenomenological features. Additionally, consider the types of social interactions within the community, including common goals, interests, and any identified barriers and challenges, such as social determinants of health.
To perform a direct assessment of the community, you will use the “Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide.” This guide will provide you with a framework to assess the community’s functional health patterns, which include areas such as health perception and management, nutrition, sleep and rest, cognitive and sensory perception, and sexuality.
In addition to the direct assessment, you will also need to interview a community health and public health provider. This interview can take place in person, by phone, or by Skype. Prior to conducting the interview, you will need to develop interview questions that gather information about the role of the provider in the community and the health issues faced by the chosen community. It is important to create a set of comprehensive questions that will provide valuable insights into the community’s health needs and resources.
Before conducting the interview, it is essential to complete the “Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form” and submit it separately in its respective dropbox. This form acknowledges that you have obtained consent from the provider to conduct the interview.
Once you have completed the interview, compile the key findings from the interview and include them in your PowerPoint presentation. Be sure to include the interview questions used, which will provide context for the information gathered.
The PowerPoint presentation should consist of 15-20 slides (excluding the title and references slide) and should describe the chosen community of interest. The presentation should include a comprehensive description of the community and its boundaries, including information about the people, geographic features, and socio-economic factors. You should also discuss common goals and interests within the community, as well as any identified barriers and challenges, including social determinants of health.
Additionally, the presentation should summarize the community assessment, including information about funding sources and partnerships. This will provide insight into the resources available to improve community health.
The summary of the interview with the community health and public health provider should be incorporated into the presentation. It should provide a clear understanding of the provider’s role in the community and highlight the health issues faced by the community.
Finally, the presentation should identify an issue that is lacking or present an opportunity for health promotion within the community. This will demonstrate your ability to critically analyze the community assessment and interview findings and identify areas for improvement.
In conclusion, the PowerPoint presentation should summarize the key findings of the physical assessment and interview and provide a discussion of your overall impressions of the general health of the community. While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, it is important to ensure that your writing is academically sound, and any sources used should be properly cited using APA formatting guidelines.
This assignment will be assessed using a rubric, so it is important to review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to understand the expectations for successful completion.