Evidence-Based Practices: Summary and Implications 4015

Studies

Readings

Chronic Care Model

Use the Internet to read the following:

  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (n.d.). Changes to improve chronic care. Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Changes/ChangestoImproveChronicCare.aspx
  • Stellefson, M., Dipnarine, K., & Stopka, C. (2013). The Chronic Care Model and diabetes management in US primary care settings: A systematic review. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2013/12_0180.htm
Improving Measures

Use the Internet to read the following:

  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (n.d.). Science of improvement: Establishing measures. Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/HowtoImprove/ScienceofImprovementEstablishingMeasures.aspx

Optional Resources

You are required to perform library and Internet search to complete the unit discussion. The following resources can assist you in conducting the search:

  • Public Health Undergraduate Library Research Guide.
  • How Do I Find Peer Reviewed Articles?.
  • APA Style and Format.

Learning Components

This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

  • Study examples of the processes, approaches and interventions that address the health-related needs and concerns of populations.
  • Study the fundamental concepts and features of project implementation and evaluation.

Evidence-Based Practices: Summary and Implications

Overview

In this assignment, you will take on the role of a local public health outreach worker who has been assigned by the superior to prepare a 4–6-page analysis of at least three interventions that might work in your community.

Preparation

You have already chosen a local public health issue from your own community for your Unit 3 assignment. Now you will begin the search for an intervention that will help you address the issue you chose. Start by summarizing your problem statement.

Refer to your Unit 3 assignment, and complete the following:

  • Create a one-paragraph summary of your community public health problem statement.
  • Include the justification of why it is an issue that must be addressed.
Library and Internet Research

Search websites provided for you in this course and the Capella library using key words from your community problem to find multiple examples of evidence-based interventions that seem appropriate for addressing your community issue.

Use the following strategies to conduct your search:

  • Step 1 – Summarize problem statement: In a paragraph, summarize your community public health problem statement and justification from the Unit 3 assignment.
  • Step 2 – Use key words for search: Identify the key words from the problem you have identified. For example, if your problem was obesity in elementary school children in your community, the key words could be “obesity” and “elementary school” and “children.” (When conducting searches for this course, include the words such as “EBP” or “evidence” along with your other terms to ensure you are finding appropriate data.)
    • Use your key words to find four (or more) EBP interventions in articles or white papers that have been successful in combating obesity in elementary school children. Make sure one article or white paper refers to public investment and EBP. Note: You will be narrowing down your selection to a total of three articles to analyze.

Instructions

Complete the following:

  • Analyze the articles you have selected. Eliminate one and narrow down your analysis to only three articles to be discussed in this assignment.
  • Compare and contrast the interventions in the selected articles and present your findings. (Provide a complete APA citation for your articles). In your analysis:
    • Provide a quick summary of each article, including how the authors evaluated the intervention.
    • Describe the different types of results you found when using key terms to locate interventions. Note: Include how you modified your search terms (if necessary) to help improve your search.
    • Discuss your thoughts on why each of the three interventions you finally selected might be helpful in solving your community problem.
      • You must provide a rationale explaining the reason why you think each intervention might or might not be useful in your local community.
    • Pick the intervention you will recommend as the best EBP, based on your analysis. Support your recommendation with relevant sources, cited in APA style.
    • Describe how collaboration between a public health agency and a community-based organization is a good public investment.

Review the Evidence-Based Practices: Summary and Implications Scoring Guide carefully to fully understand how this assignment will be graded.

Submission Requirements

  • APA format: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
  • Number of references: A minimum of three peer-reviewed resources.
  • Length of paper: 4–6 typed, double-spaced pages of content plus cover and reference pages and any appendices.
  • €Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Submit your paper as an attachment to the assignment area.

Projecting Outcomes

Preparation

In this discussion, you will once again assume the role of a community outreach worker. (Write your post from his or her perspective.)

Use what you learned in the unit readings to support your position in the discussion. Cite at least two different references in your post. You are also free to compare your own personal experiences to what you have read in this unit.

Discussion Questions

Write your initial discussion post as if you were discussing the projected outcomes of the intervention you have chosen in your community with a group of community stakeholders. Using your readings and the evidence-based interventions you have already gathered, answer the following challenges in your post. (Some of your answers and references may come from previous discussions and assignments. There is nothing wrong with reviewing what you have already done and using it to build your final project.)

  • Provide a short summary of your local issue.
  • Describe the stakeholders involved and what assets they bring to the table.
  • Address the following:
    • What is the EBP intervention you are proposing in your local community?
    • What are the specific outcomes the intervention produced in other communities where it had been successfully employed? Describe.
    • How were these outcomes deemed to be successful? Be specific here and include the kind of methodology they used to evaluate success.
    • Are the results and interpretations fair and supported in your own opinion?
    • How would you compare the evaluations and outcome results to what you may anticipate happening in your own community?
    • What questions would you like your community stakeholders to address before moving forward?

Be sure to complete this discussion using APA-appropriate in-text citations as well as references.

Response Guidelines

Respond to posts that have had few responses thus far. Include most or all of the following:

  • Engage your peer. Tell him or her specifically why you chose to respond to the post.
  • Seek clarification. Talk about what is unclear. Ask questions. Offer suggestions.
  • Make it real. Include personal examples or work experiences that add perspective to your reply.
  • Be a practitioner-scholar. In addition to your personal or work experience, include one academic reference in your reply. Use current APA style and formatting appropriate to the type of reference you provide.

Refer to the helpful Campus links in the resources as necessary.

Refer to the Faculty Expectations for Response Guidelines.

Learning Components

This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

  • Identify the fundamental characteristics and organizational structures of the US health system
  • Apply the basic concepts of public health-specific communication, including technical and professional writing
  • Practice using APA style and format in scholarly discussions.
  • Practice academic writing skills in discussion posts.

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