November 27, 2012
In order to obtain funding for community programs aimed at improving health care, there must be a person or group that sees the need for this to occur. This person or group would look to state agencies, school boards, or other facets to donate money. In this paper, a community nurse is writing to a state department of health to ask for a grant that would fund health programs aimed at children that would include exercise programs and nutrition counseling. The Sigma Theta Tau initiatives will be utilized to help the nurse provide evidence to convince the board that the program would be worthy of funding. The letter would read as follows: November 27, 2012
Northeast Iowa Community Action
305 Montgomery Street
Decorah, IA 52101
To Whom it may concern;
My name is ************* RN, the reason I am writing you today is asking to establish a community program focused on improving the health of adults that would include exercise and nutrition counseling. You may know that Sigma Theta Tau, an international nursing society committed to improving the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses (Sigma Theta Tau, 199-2011), has teamed with the United Nations, which is committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights (United Nations, 2011), and established the U.N. Millennium Development Goals. I would like to address, specifically, reducing child mortality by increasing their physical activity and educating them on healthy food choices. While performing an assessment of the community, I found that it was lacking in resources for children to make healthy choices that would prepare them for a lifetime of positive choices. I have chosen to contact you because your group plays a vital role in the health and safety of children demonstrated by the headstart...