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NURS 604: Promoting Health in Vulnerable Populations (May 2017): ASSIGNMENT


Develop an intervention for a particular health program using community health nursing process, applying principles of community assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.

Select a community of your choice (Latino/Latina, African American, Asian, etc.) and research the following health problem options:

  • mental health
  • heart disease
  • obesity
  • reproductive health
  • diabetes/metabolic syndrome.


Collect data that informs the purpose of the paper

  1. General overview of the community of interest
  2. General demographic data
  3. Specific data about the problem or topic of interest
  4. Comparison of data across groups, for example:
  • Comparison of federal, state, and local data
  • Comparison of data over time
  • Comparison of data across genders


Assignment Worksheets

Citing Data Sets

Data Sets: Give the name of the researching organization followed by the date. In brackets, provide a brief explanation of what type of data is there and in what form it appears. Finally, provide the project name and retrieval information. Point readers to raw data by providing a Web address (use "Retrieved from") or a general place that houses data sets on the site (use "Available from").

Rightsholder, A. A. (Year). Title of program [Description of form]. Retrieved from http://xxxx

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2008). Indiana income limits [Data file]. Retrieved from

Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment. (2007). [Graph illustration the SORCE Spectral Plot May 8, 2008]. Solar Spectral Data Access from the SIM, SOLSTICE, and XPS Instruments. Retrieved from spectra.ion

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