Chamberlain College of Nursing
NR 443: Community Health Nursing
Caring for Populations through Community Outreach
I selected my work setting as the Health Department, functioning as a Health Promotion Nurse. The identified problem in Atlanta, Georgia was prevalence in cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to world heart foundation, a person has 50% risk of developing heart disease if that individual’s parents have suffered from heart disease. Poor lifestyle causes to develop unhealthy cells which lead to genetic mutation which is passed on to the children. (WHF, 2012) Therefore the target I am focusing is the whole family.
I chose the school to conduct the health fair for several reasons. The school is an easy access to people in my community. Everyone is familiar with the location of school due to several community events that take place in this particular school. Parking is near by and the facility is handicap accessible. I plan on distributing the flyer to people who comes to the health department for services, the grocery shop, local schools, churches and doctors offices. I believe this will help cover a wide range of people in Buford, Georgia.
To help me better understand the risk factors of my community, during the health fair I will be asking questions such as routine diet, type of groceries purchased, how its prepared, the routine for eating out and type of food ordered, extend of sedentary lifestyle, recreational habits such as smoking, drinking use of street drugs, personal and family medical history, last routine visit with primary care physician, gynecologist, and obstacles to live an active healthy life.
The main focus of the health fair would be to plant seeds for a healthy community. Benefits for attending the health fair include free BP and body mass index screening, free class on ‘Nutrition and Weight Management’ and refreshments are also provided.