Select the Population and Identify Attributes of the Population
Population health aims to improve the health of a specific population. This week you will select a population either from where you work or intern, or one from your community. In a 1-2 page paper identify the population you have selected. Describe the characteristics of the population. These characteristics could include age, gender, ethnicity, health practices, health status, and/or socio-economic status. Be sure to format your paper per APA standards and be sure to use in-text citations where necessary. Also, be sure to include a reference page when required. For more information on APA, please visit the Online Library, which is available through the Resources tab.
Strategic planning is used by business and organizations alike to plan for the long term. In this course, students will develop a strategic plan to improve the health for a defined population. This may be the people in your community or patients at your healthcare organization. Beginning in Module 02 when you select and identify your population, you will develop a strategic plan to meet the unique needs of your population. The weekly written assignments through Module 08 will comprise the elements of the strategic plan and you will compile the different elements into your final plan in Module 10 based on the feedback from your instructor.
Your goal is to answer the following questions:
What will we do?
Who will we do it for?
How will we do what we want to do?