The various and interdisciplinary members of the following groups and organizations (New York City Health Department, Bronx Community Health Network, Inc., Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention in Harlem, Boys Club and Girls Club) consist of city, state and federal employees, public officials, scientists, physicians, nurses, behavioral clinicians, social workers, school employees, hospital employees, community leaders and the general public.
2. Describe the role of a community or public health nurse working with these established groups and organizations seeking to meet community health goals.
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[BCNH] is a not for profit organization, their mission is to improve the health of people and families in the Bronx. BCNH makes quality health care and preventive health services available to everyone in the community, even if they are uninsured (Bronx Community Health Network Inc., 2015). As well as, securing resources for programs and services and promote healthful lifestyles through outreach, education, and options for better nutrition and physical activity (Bronx Community Health Network, Inc., 2015). The organization monitors quality of care such as hypertension control, adolescent sexual activity screening, colorectal cancer screening and immunization of children > 3 years old (Bronx Community Health Network Inc., 2015). The organization achieves these outcomes to positively impact the public’s health by preventing health problems (offering early detection screenings, health education), providing regular checkups (flu shots, child immunization, and other essential health services, and help deal with chronic conditions (asthma, high blood pressure, COPD, and heart disease) (Bronx Community Health Network, Inc., 2015). Extended and weekend hours are available, to make the services to the community easier to access. Furthermore, community events, outreach projects and pilot projects are provided around the various Bronx