6 nearly 12 is Asian and 20 of the population is Hispanic The needs of the

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of a predominately White, non-Hispanic population 74.6%, nearly 12% is Asian and 20% of the population is Hispanic. The needs of the population differ due to vastness of the organization. For this paper I will focus on the hospital located within the Oak Lawn community of Illinois. The needs identified within the that population included access to care, disease management and childhood obesity. To address access to care the organization has partnered with Walgreens and have clinics within the stores, the organization also have free standing immediate care centers as an alternative to the emergency room. The organization use education to assist with disease management. Patients have access to online learning tools, classes on Diabetes, CHF, and Asthma. To combat childhood obesity the organization instituted a program known as ProActive kids. The program focuses on helping children to achieve and maintain healthy weight, decrease BMI and improve fitness levels. This is done through nutrition and fitness for ages 8-14 for 8 weeks. The program also focuses on self-esteem, body image, stress, feelings and a variety of other issues that can contribute to being overweight, the parents are involved in the process as well. Nurse Leader Role The nurse leader interviewed is the manager of the population health department. Her role consists of leadership and guidance, help to develop Care management process, performance
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Essentials of Advance Nursing Practice 4 evaluations, as well as hire. In line with the essentials of Master’s education in Nursing VII Interprofessional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes, the nurse leader works with top management, interdisciplinary teams and other stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate programs and services that will improve patient care in the population health department. Characteristics of the Organization Strengths of the organization includes being community based, one of the largest health systems in Illinois, is a diverse organization in the population it serves as well those they employee, and in Quality improvement. Patients and families are encouraged to report safety concerns. Based from the information obtained through walk arounds and surveys. The patient and/or family can influence how the organization address operational goals geared toward quality improvement. The organization have a research department that utilizes evidence-based practice used to enhance the quality of care and improve health outcomes for the patients, their families, and communities it serves .
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