Evidence-Based Population Health Improvement Plan

Evidence-Based Population Health Improvement Plan

Develop a population health improvement plan, based on your evaluation of the best available demographic, environmental, and epidemiological data, that focuses on your diagnosis of a widespread population health issue.

Part of effectively engaging in evidence-based practice is the ability to synthesize raw health data with research studies and other relevant information in the literature. This will enable you to develop sound interventions, initiatives, and outcomes to address health concerns that you find in data during the course of your practice.

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In this assessment, you have an opportunity to evaluate community demographic, environmental, and epidemiological data to diagnose a widespread population health issue, which will be the focus of a health improvement plan that you develop.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 2: Apply evidence-based practice to design interventions to improve population health.
Evaluate community demographic, epidemiological, and environmental data to diagnose widespread population health issues.
Develop an ethical health improvement plan to address a population health issue within a community.
Competency 3: Evaluate outcomes of evidence-based interventions.
Propose criteria for evaluating population health improvement plan outcomes.
Competency 4: Evaluate the value and relative weight of available evidence upon which to make a clinical decision.
Justify the value and relevance of evidence used as the basis of a population health improvement plan.
Competency 5: Synthesize evidence-based practice and academic research to communicate effective solutions.
Develop a strategy for communicating with colleagues and members of the community in an ethical, culturally sensitive, and inclusive way.
Integrate relevant and credible sources of evidence to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using APA style.

Toggle Drawer Questions to Consider
As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.
Recall an experience you have had working with a population, or as part of a community health improvement initiative, or a time in your care setting that you observed this type of work within your organization or community.

How were data and information about the community incorporated into the work?
Was the diversity of culture and beliefs in the community taken into account?
Were other, secondary, health concerns of the community also taken into account?