Public Health Paper Samples

Pinecrest Village Community Health Profile

Overview Description of the Community History. The history of Pinecrest started in the 1930-s when some popular tourist attractions were established on the territory of the future village. The attractions needed people to serve them, and thus, first houses started to appear on the territory. In the 19650-s and 60-s,...

Women’s Health as a Topic for a Medical Conference

Overview I have attended a three-day medical conference on the topic of women’s health. It took place from February 23 to 25 and was located at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. The program included talks on a variety of topics related to women’s health. It was aimed at physicians, nurses,...

Health Literacy Examination and Improvement

Health literacy ensures that patients have the opportunity to receive proper healthcare services. As the ability to read, understand, and implement health-related information, health literacy is especially important for some populations such as older adults, veterans, and children. Both shared decision-making and motivational interviewing may enhance veterans’ and older adults’...

European and Greek Heritage and Health Beliefs

Cultural Group: European American A Brief History Descendants of the first European settlers; Have always been the largest group; The Spanish were the first Europeans in America (Cross, 2017); German, Irish, and British immigrants – the first wave; The second wave – mainly Southern and Eastern Europe. Values and Worldview...

African and Mexican Heritage and Health Beliefs

Cultural Group: African American and African A brief history of the cultural group The second largest ethnocultural group in America. Descendants of Africans brought as slaves. Africans are coming between 1619 and 1860 (Purnell, 2014). Gained freedom after the ratification of the 13th Amendment. The long struggle for equality in...

Health Promotion in Minority Populations: Hawaii

The US healthcare system slightly differs when compared to other industrialized countries. In many developed states, medical services are widely accessible for residents, while the US imposes strict insurance programs which are sometimes not available for the low-income, unemployed, and elderly population. Even with the implementation of such programs as...

Caring for Populations in Naranja Community, Miami

Introduction of Community This assignment will observe the community of Miami, Florida. The population of this city is ethnically diverse as it has a high percentage of Black and Hispanic (Latino) residents (Statistical Atlas, 2018). The residential area of Naranja is a suburb of Miami with racial diversity and a...

Anti-Tobacco Programs: Communities and Websites

Smoking Cessation Program It helps all adults to quit smoking painlessly. Many therapies and procedures are included in the program (“Smoking cessation program,” 2018). A thorough preliminary examination is conducted. Individual and free consultations are available. Group and individual lessons are regularly practiced. Invited guests give lectures and answer questions....

Health Disparities in Hispanics with HIV&AIDS: Speech

Introduction Hello, I am a representative of a nursing organization that reveals an increased concern regarding HIV/AIDS prevalence. I want to pay attention to this healthcare issue, as it affects the well-being of a diverse population, including adults and children of various nations. I want to urge you to develop...

Culturally Competent Care for Hispanic Population

Abstract Cultural competence is the ability to provide health care services with consideration of socio-cultural and linguistic needs of patients that leads to improvement in the quality of care. Hispanics which are one of the largest minority populations in the United States, are disproportionately affected by health care disparities. This...

Food Insecurity Assessment in Miami

Introduction Miami is the most prosperous city in Florida. While the average income per household in the area is relatively normal, there are people who do not have regular meals. Although food insecurity is not among the major problems of the city, an assessment of the aggregate is pivotal for...

Health Promotion Among Native American Population

Current Health Status At present, there are approximately 4.2 million, or 1.3%, of Native Americans and Alaskan Americans in the United States (United States Census Bureau, 2017). Despite the enhancement of the principles of diversity and inclusion in modern American society, the health-related needs of the specified demographics have not...

Preventive Healthcare Delivery Models and Programs

Introduction Nurses play a critical role in the delivery of public healthcare, engaging in projects ranging from community education to policy advocacy. One of the most important concepts is identifying relevant health issues in the community and tailoring interventions to address them with consideration of disease epidemiology, population culture, and...

Public Health Nursing: Recovery After a Disaster

In the case of disaster recovery, the role of public health nurses (PHNs) is to provide public-based health care in the corresponding community. Conducting critical work, they are to respond adequately and appropriately to various hazards and threats to achieve long-term effects. In particular, rapid needs evaluation, population-based triage, and...

Disaster and Disease Outbreak: Preparedness and Response

Disaster Preparedness and Response It could be hardly doubted that any disasters, regardless of being of natural or artificial cause, pose an immense threat to public health on local, national, and international levels. Therefore, it is apparent that in such situations a guiding organizational action is essential. Accordingly, the primary...

Health Issues in Miami

Introduction The American healthcare system has numerous inequalities that emanate from factors such as race, gender, religion, social and economic class, and sexual orientation. According to scholars, health inequality can be explored from three main perspectives that include disparities in health itself, disparities in care, and disparities in health insurance...

Sexual Health Education for Adolescents: Community Strategic Plan

Introduction The subject of health has become a common issue in present-day communities that are struggling to deal with sexually active youths and young adults. Globally, the prevalence of risky sexual behaviors among teenagers is high. Similarly, America is recording increased prevalence levels among adolescents who are being exposed to...

A Family in Crisis: Juanita Brown’s Case

What biological, psychological, physical environmental, sociocultural, behavioral, and health system factors are influencing this situation? In this case, Ms. Brown is suffering from depression due to a lack of sufficient money to provide for her children, a dangerous physical environment that creates stress, and a lack of sufficient respect from...

Public Health in City of Miami Beach, Florida

Introduction Windshield assessment is frequently considered as a potential source for the purpose of systemic observations that are carried out with the help of a moving vehicle or conducted in a much smaller area just by walking around the same. This type of assessment is of great help in understanding...

Hispanic Population and Healthcare System in the US

Analyzed and provided relevant information pertaining to all parts of the chosen population. Provide relevant information (demographics, social factors, income, and access to health care) pertaining to your chosen population (Hispanic population). There are several facts that should be clarified to prove that the Hispanic population is challenged by the...

Public Health: Hispanic Population in the US

Overview The Hispanics are Americans who are believed to have originated from countries speaking the Spanish language (Scheid & Brown, 2010). According to Angel and Whitfield (2007), they currently constitute about 17% of the American population. One of the reasons why their population has been on the rise is due...

American Adolescents’ Sleeping Habits and Factors

Rollercoaster sleep The term “rollercoaster” sleep is used to describe irregular sleep patterns of many teenagers. For instance, some of them tend to sleep long hours or have long naps on the week-ends (National Sleep Foundation 485). Yet, they do not have the same amount of sleep during other days...

Hurricanes and Floods: Disaster Management Plan

List of Disasters that May Affect the Aggregate Florida has a history of natural disasters that include “Hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, wildfires, and floods” (FDC, 2016, p. 1). However, in this paper, we only focus on two disasters – hurricanes and floods. Disaster Management Plan The section below explains the...

Developing a Health Literacy Program for Children

Why is information on health literacy essential for this group? The indicated age group in this scenario is at the stage of their development where they develop the eating habits and health-related activities that will carry on into adulthood. By encouraging health literacy early on for this age group, ensures...

Healthcare Insurance and Disparities in the US

Previous researches have brought up a number of important aspects of healthcare, but I am particularly interested in the idea that the “access to health care services in the United States is misleading.” I think that this problem of insurance is one of the most significant. For example, if you...

Developing a Health Literacy Program for Children

Why is information on health literacy essential for this group? Children and young adults from the ages of 2 to 7, 9 to 12, and 14 to 18 are considered to be in their formative years that set the foundation for a person’s inclination towards eating particular types of food...

Health eCareers Website and Cultural Diversity

Cultural Diversity in Health Care: Website review It is beyond doubt that the needs of all people regardless of their ethnicity, age, gender, religion, and so on must be met in all spheres. Work is one of the basic human activity areas. In this context, cultural diversity studies are of...

HIV&AIDS Prevention and Health Promotion Plan

Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal Directions Develop an educational series proposal for your community using the following topics: Primary Prevention/Health Promotion (HIV/AIDS in Miami) Planning Before Teaching Name and Credentials of Teacher: Estimated Time Teaching Will Last: 2 weeks Location of Teaching: Miami Supplies, Material, Equipment Needed: Interactive whiteboard Estimated...

Cuban and Chinese Familial Health Traditions

Cuban Immigrant in the US Maria Teresa Bravo grew up in Cuba. She jokes that she has always had very strong health, which is why she is not very well familiar with the Cuban health care system. However, when asked about the health traditions in Cuba, Sra Bravo affirmed that...

Cuban Population’s Health Beliefs and Traditions

Cultural Identities As a representative of the Cuban population, I reveal cultural identities that are peculiar for this population. The culture of my country was created under various influences that often contradicted. Thus, it gathers some American, European and African elements. Cubans are friendly and hospitable people who are ready...

Mortality Causes and Rates in the United States

Heart and vessels problems as the main reasons for great mortality rates It is obvious that at the moment problems with the heart and vessels should be considered one of the main reasons for great mortality rates (Heart Disease and Stroke, n.d.). People suffering from illnesses that impact these organs...

History of Health, Safety Security and Environment Management

Introduction Health and safety management is a relatively young phenomenon established out of the industrial revolution. During this time the industry went from hand production to more complex production methodologies such as heavy machinery, chemical manufacturing, textile processing, and food processing. During this time there was no effort made to...

Robinson’s Family Health

Introduction As the object of research, the family of Robinson was chosen. It consists of both parents and two children (a twelve-year-old Eddie and a nine-year-old Lucy). The father works in a bank, and the mother is a housewife. The chosen family quite actively monitors the observance of a healthy...

Sexual Transition Disease in Adolescents

Problem Statement an increasing number of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs); age group: from 14 to 24 years old; distribution: 19 million cases in the US annually; determinants: social (racial and ethnic disparities); deterrents: abstinence, sex education, use of condoms; Unprotected sexual contacts are life-threatening to adolescents. Sex education and promotion...

Coconut Grove Community’s Public Health Analysis

Introduction There is no use denying the fact that people live in various places all over the world and the conditions, under which they survive, are different. That is why the analysis of a certain community and the conditions of its living can be very interesting for a person as...

Miami-Dade County: Community Needs

Description of the Community cardiovascular risk due to overweight (62%), sedentary lifestyle (30%), hypertension (33%), and smoking (PRC, 2013); split from St. Johns County in 1836; linked to the arrival of railroads in the 1890s, the construction of canals, and unrest in Latin America; highly heterogeneous, including urban, suburban, and...

Autonomy in Public Health

Introduction Autonomy in public health is defined by the concept of people making their own rules and choices (independent of others) (E notes 2011, p. 1). This means that autonomous persons are able to make their own choices and live by the design of their plan. In contrast, a person...

Miami Kendall Community’s Windshield Survey

For conducting the Windshield survey, I have chosen Kendall community in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The following sections contain the relevant information aimed at revealing the specifics of the key community issues. Geographical description Kendall community is located in Miami-Dade County in Florida close to the coast washed by North Atlantic...

African American Minority Group: Prevalent Issues and Diseases

Introduction The health of different communities can be affected by different factors. Socio-political, socioeconomic, cultural, and biological differences can cause specific illnesses to be more or less prevalent in any given community. While my community is predominantly white, it contains a relatively large African American minority group. This paper will...

Nursing and Constitutional Issues

Infectious Disease Prevention and Control CDC Recommendations The significance of preventing the instances of HPV among young women must be recognized in the U.S. community. It is crucial to do everything possible to minimize the number of disease contractions among the vulnerable population. For this purpose, the Centers for Disease...

Jewish Community of Miami Florida: Public Health

Jewish Population and History in Miami The Jewish population is ethnically diverse and steadily increasing. Miami was initially a Spanish colony without Jews. A significant immigration wave occurred in the 1930s High living standards attracted people from California. As the population aged, the community began to decline. The recent growth...

Working With Groups in Public Health

Personal experience of working with groups In this essay, I would like to talk about my experience in working with groups. I will talk about how this assignment contributed to my study of Health promotion, what difficulties I faced, and how I managed to overcome them. I will also discuss...

Public Health: Working With Individuals

Skills to work effectively with people during treatment Health care is an important part of national security because health care professionals enable the population to live healthy lives by examining their organisms carefully, prescribing appropriate medication measures, and treating them by the legal regulation in this sector of human activity....

Gender and Health

In the course of this unit, I’ve formed my understanding of gender and health through class tutorials, discussions, and research. Moreover, the wide range of academic articles available on the topic allowed me to have a deep understanding of gender and health and to make connections between what has been...

The Town of Guadalupe: Arizona Community Analysis

Introduction Guadalupe is a town in Arizona that has a long and captivating history. Though it was incorporated only in 1975, its foundation was dated by Yaqui Native Americans earlier, in 1907. This Native American and Hispanic community have its peculiarities and interests; this is why the analysis of this...

Family Health Assessment

Family Evaluation The Jiron’s are the typical two-parent family residing in the Miami-Dade community in Miami, Florida. They belong to the Hispanic ethnicity. The family consists of the father of 45 years old, the mother of 40 years, and two daughters aged 20 and 17. The father is the leader...

Men and Women’s Health Differences

Women’s Health Several factors feature prominently in this scenario concerning the overall health of the patient. First, the patient’s state of depression is a result of various misconceptions. The patient is misinformed based on her biophysical characterization of herself when she thinks that her shift in sexuality changes her health...

Family Assessment: Gordon’s Health Patterns

Introduction The assignment involved choosing a family on which to conduct a family assessment. The chosen family has four members, a father, a mother, an elder son, and a daughter. In order to complete the assessment using Gordon’s 11 functional health patterns, a set of questions targeting each of the...

Hispanic Population: Culturally Competent Care’ Delivery

Background Information on Hispanic Population Hispanics play an important economic role in the United States. In fact, Hispanics have a “demographic impact on the United States far beyond their relative importance within the total population because of their fertility rates” (Bergad & Klein, 2010, p.99). According to one report, if...

Health Promotion and Risk Reduction: Chronic Disease

Introduction Creating the environment in which the target population will be exposed to the influence of positive factors and shielded from negative ones is a crucial step toward improving patient outcomes and increasing health rates among the members of a community (World Health Organization, 2017). Herein lies the significance of...

The Role of a Nurse in Chronic Illness Management

Introduction: Putting the Plan into Practice Improving the quality of life for patients with chronic diseases is a crucial task that a nurse must be able to complete. Therefore, it will be imperative to design a set of guidelines to which nurses can adhere to meet the needs of patients...

Afro, Latino, and European Americans’ Health Traditions

Introduction Healthcare traditions and cultural heritage Because of the very fast pace of globalization, the significance of culture related issues seems to have shrunk away from the spotlight of nursing specialists. The resulting lack of awareness concerning the specifics of healthcare traditions within certain communities, and the effect that these...

Stroke Awareness Within Hispanic Community

Introduction Hicks et al. (2018) defined a stroke as the reduction of oxygen to the brain that leads to the death of cells. Some common symptoms of the condition include a headache, numbness, blurriness, and shortness of breath. Other names for stroke that will be used in the paper are...

Italian Patients and Their Cultural Features

Italy is a republic located in the Southern part of Europe and surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. It shares borders with a number of European countries, including Switzerland, France, Austria, and Slovenia. Furthermore, two states, Vatican City and San Marino, are situated inside the territory occupied by Italy which means...

Poor African Americans’ Challenges in Rural Areas

The ultimate objective of the United States’ healthcare system is to ensure that all people lead high-quality lives. The government uses evidence-based programs and initiatives to support this aim. Unfortunately, different populations or families continue to grapple with various medical challenges. This means that some people are healthy in this...

“Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone” Video

In Sierra Leone, female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice whereby traditional practitioners remove specific parts of a woman’s genitalia. This process is in accordance with the country’s religious, cultural, and social attributes. This discussion uses the YouTube video FGM in Sierra Leone to analyze the nature of female genital...

Diabetes Prevention in Hispanic Populations

Introduction Despite numerous efforts to address health disparities in diverse American populations, there is still significant variability in disease risk and prevalence among different ethnic groups. Hispanic Americans are at a higher risk of developing several conditions, including type 2 diabetes mellitus. Creating and implementing evidence-based primary care health promotion...

Miami Vulnerable Homeless Population Assessment

Introduction The community of the city of Miami in Florida consists of individuals of different ages who live or travel to Miami to study or work in the city. The large percentage of the community consists of Hispanic Whites, while Caucasians and African Americans can also be seen. The majority...

Depression Among HIV-Positive Women

Reducing depression among women infected with HIV There is a certain issue with the fact that almost all the HIV/AIDS research concentrates on prevention of the virus and almost omits anything about those who are already infected. It is a known fact that HIV-positive women undergo a lot of stress...

African American Homeless People in Miami

Introduction Miami (Florida) is often referred to as one of the most beautiful places in the world. The city is famous for the balance of urban architecture and beautiful nature. The people living in the city mainly pertain to the middle and upper-middle class, although some underprivileged groups were identified...

Childhood Obesity and Barriers to Physical Activity

The problem of childhood obesity remains one of the central concerns of the modern healthcare sector. The existing theoretical framework concerning this problem considers it a primary cause for the development of multiple complications and deterioration of childrens quality of lives. At the same time, the efficiency of pharmacological treatment...

Coastal Development and Its Impact on Public Health

Environmental Conditions in Miami, FL: Coastal Development and Saltwater Intrusion The current agenda of Miami, FL features a range of environmental concerns, most of which are linked directly to global warming and tourism. With its numerous sights and the weather conditions that attract tourists regularly, Miami, FL remains one of...

Health Maintenance and Screening Plans

Most of the health reforms and policies in the United States have managed to increase the number of citizens who have access to high-quality, timely, and sustainable medical services. These gains explain why this country has been able to manage various communication diseases and chronic conditions. Unfortunately, the existing plans...

Vulnerable Population Health Needs in Rural Areas

Introduction When furnishing care to vulnerable populations such as the reservation-based American Indian population, many issues should be considered. They are related to the socio-cultural, historical, and educational backgrounds that have determined the state of health care in southwest Arizona. It is essential to evaluate the high-priority health needs of...

Fitness Camp for Florida Children

Cover Letter Currently, the communities in the United States face many health-related problems. Childhood obesity is one of the most burning issues which demand a solution. Thus, the obesity rates vary from 19.2% in Utah to 37.7% in Tennessee (“Study of children ages 10 to 17 (2016),” 2016). Nationwide, the...

Latino and Asian Families’ Heritage Assessment

Introduction The paper aims to present specifics of treatment and needs of families with different ethnic backgrounds. The chosen families are Cuban, Russian, and Japanese descents (first or second-generation immigrants). Using the obtained data, the author analyzed how this heritage could be applied in health maintenance, health protection, and health...

HIV Prevention Campaign for American Young Adults

Abstract The campaign addresses the issue of HIV prevention among young adults living in the USA. The paper incorporates several important elements that are necessary for the successful explanation of the project’s rationale. The first topic discussed is the enforcement of policies affecting the target population’s health. It is mentioned...

Health Disparity for HIV Patients in the U.S.

Introduction Health disparity is a common issue facing many American citizens. The United States’ healthcare system has been criticized by scholars and researchers because it does not support the needs of minority groups. Due to the exiting health disparities in this country, many patients or communities find it hard to...

Canadian Universal Healthcare vs US Privatized Healthcare

Monday Pro-Side Introduction The debates between Canadian universal healthcare and US privatized healthcare are endless. Each country has its reasons to prove the worth of its healthcare system. At the same time, citizens of both countries can recognize the challenges and shortages of public and private healthcare services offered. For...

Affordable Care Act: Public Health and Nursing

The Role of the ACA in Population Health Promotion The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was introduced on March 23, 2010, to provide access to health care for people who could not afford insurance due to a low level of income. The impact of ACA is hard to overestimate: The role...

Health Policy in the USA

Health care is an essential aspect in the contemporary world. As asserted by Levett-Jones (2012), a family that does not have a proper medical plan can easily find itself in financial constraints in the event of a medical emergency. It is due to this fact that many nations around the...

The Health Insurance Policy Concept

Health policy is a complex of decisions and actions which are focused on the health improvement within the society. Controlling the costs remains one of the most important issues in the governmental healthcare system (Bishop, 2017). It could be stated that health insurance is one of the ways to control...

Health Promotion Model and Childhood Obesity

Purpose of the model Nola Pender’s Health Promotion Model is one of the middle-range theories of nursing that introduces knowledge to fill the gap between principles of nursing practices and their practicality by incorporating patients’ lifestyle in the treatment. The model allows the nurses to seek information about the patients’...

North Carolina Department: Human Resource Processes

Introduction The study focused on North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the organization is to promote the health and safety of the population and offer clients essential human services. It achieves its goals by collaborating with various partners in the healthcare sector. For example, it...

Public Health Policy Emergency Preparedness and Response

Introduction Promotion of quality healthcare is important in the development of a country’s economy. This would be done by providing citizens with modern healthcare facilities and equipment that are characterized by utilization of modern technology (Teltelbaum & Wilensky, 2013). Public health is concerned with issues that affect the nation’s population....

Class and Health Inequalities in Australia

Introduction Health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is the complete state of mental and social wellbeing and not only the absence of any disease. Among the social determinants of health are genetic factors, health behaviors, social, economic factors, and also environmental factors. Australia is home to approximately twenty...