Analyze the context of public health and specialty nursing practice in relationship to ethics, equity and public health mandates. Assignment Introduction: Healthy People 2020 provides a comprehensive set of ten year national goals and objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People 2020 contains 42 topic areas with more than 1,200 objectives. A smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives, called Leading Health Indicators (LHIs), have been selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them. Great strides have been made during the past decade.
For example, life expectancy at birth increased and rates of death from coronary heart disease and stroke decreased. Nonetheless, public health challenges remain, and significant health disparities persist. As leaders in practice, nurses must continue to address ethically and socially responsible and equitable care Healthy People 2020 encourages renewed emphasis overcoming these challenges as progress is tracked over the course of the decade. The indicators will be used to assess the health of the nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action at the national, state, and community levels to improve health. Directions Read the Leading Health Indicators: Progress Update to learn about the status of each of the 26 indicators.
The nurse must consider how this report reflects the status of public and population health in your community. Write a 4-page persuasive paper that: 1. Identifies four key indicators that you view as problems in your community. 2. Reports observed disparities in health delivery systems and community services. 3. Proposes four interventions with supporting rationale to equity and socially responsible care. 4. Identifies three community leaders (by position) who would support your planned interventions. 5. Addresses four measurable outcomes that can be achieved as a consequence of your proposed intervention. 6. Uses a minimum of three references in addition to your textbook (three references total).