Task 1: Community Health Simulation
More emphasis is being placed on healthier communities as changes are occurring in the fields of healthcare financing, policy, and focus. One of the primary roles of a community health nurse is to assess the community or population in order to determine its health status in relation to its assets and needs.
In this task, you will engage in a Community Health simulation for a total of 40 hours to gather information about a virtual community. Sentinel Cityâ?¢ Community Health Simulation is a virtual city developed by Healthcare Learning Innovations to represent what you may find in any real United States city. You will be able to take a virtual bus trip and/or walk around the city while observing the environment and people of Sentinel Cityâ?¢. Through your observations, you will gather information to assess potential health issues and risks within this online virtual learning environment.
You will assess different factors that may contribute to or detract from the health and wellness of the community and its citizens. During your trips through the city, you may be asked to describe the people you see and any expected or unexpected findings related to the citizens of Sentinel Cityâ?¢. Your keen observations will be the foundation to successfully completing assignments within your course. The simulation website will automatically log your hours and produce a special report at the end of each session. Be sure to have a notepad to record your observations of Sentinel Cityâ?¢ in preparation for this task.
You will be able to enter Sentinel Cityâ?¢ by referencing the link from your course of study.
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. Use the Turnitin Originality Report available in Taskstream as a guide for this measure of originality.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
A. Submit a PDF of your action report from Sentinel Cityâ?¢ that includes the following completed activities from Industrial Heights, Casper Park District, Acer Tech Center, and Nightingale Square:
â?¢ Interfaith Church
â?¢ Sentinel City School District
â?¢ Sentinel City Department of Transportation
â?¢ Better Health Clinic
â?¢ ABC Daycare
â?¢ Sentinel City Affordable Housing Project
â?¢ City Hall
â?¢ Radio Buzz 96.5FM
â?¢ Sentinel City Healthcare System
â?¢ Joeâ??s Grocery
â?¢ Sentinel City Department of Parks and Recreation
B. Submit a PDF of your action report from Bentonville that includes the following completed activities:
â?¢ Influenza in Bentonville
â?¢ Community Advocacy
â?¢ Emergency Response
â?¢ Communicable Disease
C. Complete a needs-assessment summary to determine the health needs and risks of the virtual community in Sentinel Cityâ?¢ by using each of the following tools:
Note: These tools can be found either in the web links section or as an attachment to this task.
â?¢ Demographics Assessment
â?¢ Neighborhood/Community Safety Inventory
â?¢ Windshield Survey
â?¢ Population Health Scavenger Hunt
Note: The name of each of the four tools should be identified in the needs-assessment summary, along with a brief summary of how each of the four tools were used in the needs assessment.
1. Analyze the collected data using concepts of epidemiology and health determinants.
D. Formulate a community diagnosis for Sentinel Cityâ?¢ by doing the following (suggested length of 4â??6 pages):
1. Discuss the top three problems for Sentinel Cityâ?¢ based on the Healthy People 2020 goals.
2. Discuss community resources (e.g., Sentinel Cityâ?¢ Affordable Housing Project, Better Health Clinic) that are available to address one of the problems identified in part D1.
3. Identify a primary prevention topic based on the problem you selected in part D2.
Note: See the attached â??Approved Topic Listâ? for guidance in formulating your topic.
E. Discuss how you will apply what you have learned from the simulation environment to your community assessment strategies in the future.
F. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.