Analyze the Tx Dshs Obesity data when it’s available annually. February, 2018 Refer to text (pg. 420-423) for additional examples.
Summary/Conclusion: Summarize your assessment findings, your proposed community health nursing intervention, and the community public health outcomes that you anticipate as a result of the intervention. This can be one or two brief paragraphs. Remember to cite sources as appropriate. My proposed community health nursing intervention involves increasing investment and education about community-based programs that involve physical activity and improving nutritional standards. My findings suggest that there are many factors – including food desert conditions, many fast food restaurants, and not many observed incidences of adult-led exercise – that might lead to higher rates of obesity in the community. Addressing physical activity as well as diet has been known to work, especially when they are used in conjunction with one another (Prevention for a Healthier America: Investments in Disease Prevention Yield Significant Savings, Stronger Communities). Targeted public health outcomes include reducing obesity rates among adults, but with a focus on the two most affected communities – those adults who make less than $28,000/year, and adults with physical disabilities. Goals pertaining to children include reducing the number of children in public school who are obese by 7% from 18.9% to 17.6%, and reducing the number of students associated with the Texas Fitnessgram by 5% from 20.7% to 19.7% all by the year 2019 (Texas Fitnessgram; TX Tracking Indicator).
Reference Texas State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Texas Tracking Indicators. Health Disparities Indicators. Retrieved from: Housman, John. (Personal communication, January 2017). McCoy, Darlene. (Personal communication, January 2017). Trust for America’s Health. (2009). Prevention for a Healthier America: Investments in Disease Prevention Yield Significant Savings, Stronger Communities. Retrieved from: Texas Fitnessgram; TX Tracking Indicator. Retrieved from: itiative/ Texas Pediatric and Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System. Retrieved from: (1).pdf United States Bureau of Statistics. (2015). Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from:
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