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NURS FPX 5003 Assessment 4 Executive Summary:Community Health Assessment

Student Name Capella University NURS-FPX 5003 Health Assessment and Promotion for Disease Prevention in Population-Focused Health Prof. Name Date Executive Summary: Community Health Assessment A comprehensive community health assessment involves extensive data collection and analysis to identify critical health issues and needs. This process equips organizations with a deep understanding of the community’s requirements and current health status, enabling the development of effective strategies for improving overall health. This report focuses on the outcomes of past initiatives and delves into the demographics related to diabetes in West Virginia. It incorporates insights from healthcare professionals, highlights crucial elements of the intervention plan, and proposes approaches to promote cross-cultural collaboration. Demographics Addressing Diabetes in West Virginia In West Virginia, approximately 250,000 individuals have diabetes, with an additional 65,300 residents undiagnosed. In 2010, diabetes prevalence was 12% for males and 11.5% for females. West Virginia’s diverse population includes White, Asian, Hispanic, African American, and other racial and ethnic groups. Education, a significant social determinant of health, reveals disparities in diabetes cases, emphasizing the importance of evidence-based lifestyle change programs (Health Statistics Centre, n.d.; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019). Summary of West Virginia’s Diabetes-Related Demographics West Virginia shows varying diabetes prevalence rates across racial and ethnic groups, with approximately 16% of the adult population affected. Diabetes-related medical expenses in 2017 amounted to $2 billion in direct costs, with an additional $640 million in indirect costs (American Diabetes Association, 2018). Demographics encompass various community characteristics, including age, education, income, employment, gender, and commuting patterns, crucial for understanding disease expression and consequences (America’s Health Ranking, n.d.). Analysis of Findings from Healthcare Interview Insights into healthcare issues, prevention strategies, and culturally competent care are obtained through dialogues with healthcare professionals. Culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) are valuable tools to ensure equitable healthcare access. Implementing National CLAS Standards requires overcoming obstacles, such as the need for additional resources and guidance on interpretation (Think Cultural Health, n.d.). Key Components of Intervention and Health Promotion Plan Effective communication of accurate information to the healthcare community, stakeholders, and the public is vital for successful public health programs. Key elements of intervention plans include clear objectives, well-defined strategies, and regular progress monitoring. Effective healthcare worker training is central to providing diabetes care within the community (Fernandez et al., 2019). Strategies to Foster Cross-Cultural Collaboration Cross-cultural competency is crucial for effective communication and care delivery to individuals from diverse backgrounds. Strategies to foster collaboration include spreading awareness, holding regular staff meetings, and acknowledgment campaigns highlighting community diversity (Ladha et al., 2018). Strategies Used by Stakeholders to Advocate for Intervention Identifying and prioritizing key stakeholders, including community leaders, insurance companies, and investors, is essential for advocating health promotion plans. Engaging stakeholders involves clarifying strategic priorities, organizing educational meetings, and encouraging feedback (Byrne, 2019). Professional Communication of Assessment Given the diverse audience, professional communication that reflects respect, empathy, and comprehension is imperative. Effective communication methods include genuine engagement, summary reports, and a patient-centered approach (Arnold & Boggs, 2019). Conclusion In conclusion, an effective intervention strategy can significantly impact community health programs. Adhering to CLAS standards can promote healthcare equality, while epidemiological tools aid in understanding the community’s unique needs. Success in healthcare interventions ultimately depends on clear, professional communication and the implementation of effective strategies. References American Diabetes Association. (2018). The burden of diabetes in West Virginia. https://diabetes.org/sites/default/files/2021-11/ADV_2021_State_Fact_sheets_West%20Virginia_rev.pdf America’s Health Ranking. (n.d.). America’s Health Rankings | AHR. America’s health rankings. 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