Select a zip code near you to use as the target community in this week’s discussion and summative assessment. Select the zip code that includes city government offices (e.g., city hall, city library), retail stores, schools, and housing.
Review at least 1 community health needs assessment (CHNA) report prepared by the closest nonprofit hospital serving the selected community.
Search online for [name of hospital] CHNA or for your [zip code] and CHNA report.
Select 1 issue of importance for the community as identified in the CHNA. Use this issue to describe levels of prevention in the assignment and to identify possible roles for local community and public health nurses.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Identify your selected community’s zip code and the health issue of concern for that population.
Provide examples of each level of prevention as applied to the selected health issue in your identified community. For example, if you had identified Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as a health issue, the levels of prevention and associated examples might be:
Primordial: Encourage cognitive abilities in infancy and childhood, such as pretend play activities, and smoking prevention strategies in adulthood.
Primary: For people without any signs or symptoms of AD, individuals are encouraged to stop smoking, exercise, and participate in cognitive exercises, such as board and video games.
Secondary: Identify preclinical AD and/or early screening and identification of AD with screening instruments; continue primary prevention strategies.
Tertiary: Continue primary and secondary prevention activities and physical therapy; involve case managers.