Skip to Main Content

NURS 604 / N604: Promoting Health in Vulnerable Populations (May 2018)

Welcome to the N604 Course Guide

Public Health-Malaria

Image credit: USAID [photo]. Creative commons license

Click on the tabs to find information on epidemiological data. Look for the library training videos in the lower left hand corner of each page for specific instructions using each resource type.


Develop a culturally appropriate intervention for a particular population at risk with the focus on health promotion/ disease prevention using principles of population assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation using evidenced based research.

Select a culturally diverse population of your choice (Latino/Latina, African American, Asian, Amish) 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

Helpful Worksheets

While not required, this form may be of assistance in compiling this information.

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

See more at the Purdue Online Writing Lab or consult your 7.08 in your APA manual.