Analyze the impact of communicable diseases on the health of individuals,
APPLICATION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH & POPULATION-FOCUSED NURSING
Competencies: 7019.1.3: Community Advocacy – The graduate develops culturally sensitive and relevant strategies to advocate for populations, based on knowledge of community health systems. 7019.1.4: Community Health Promotion – The graduate proposes health promotion initiatives and services to promote disease and injury prevention. 7019.1.6: Global Health – The graduate analyzes past and present initiatives meant to improve the health of the global community. 7019.1.7: Emergency Response – The graduate plans for the preparation, response, and recovery of communities from natural and human-caused emergencies and disasters. 7019.1.9: Communicable Disease – The graduate analyzes the impact of communicable diseases on the health of individuals, families, and communities in a global environment.
Task 2: Community Outbreak
With the increased mobility of human populations, diseases can quickly spread around the world. In addition, changes in vaccination practices have revealed an increase in communicable diseases that were once thought to be under control. These global health issues present new problems for community health officials.
In the Bentonville simulation, you learned how an influenza virus impacted the community. You will provide a PDF report of your completed activities.
In this task, you will also analyze an outbreak of a specific global communicable disease that occurred in the last 50 years that crossed international borders (e.g., the measles outbreak that moved from the Philippines to the United States).