NRS 428 Community Assessment and Representative Interview Analysis

Preventive care services promote overall health and well-being by preventing illnesses, detecting health conditions early, and reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases. The importance of preventive care services can be understood through; early detection of health conditions, reduced disease burden, promotion of healthy behaviors., improved quality of life, cost savings, equitable health care, public health impact, and long-term health promotion.

Preventive care services, such as regular health screenings and check-ups, help detect health issues early before symptoms become apparent. Early detection allows prompt treatment and management, leading to better health outcomes and potentially saving lives. By focusing on prevention, healthcare systems can reduce the burden of disease. Preventing diseases or detecting them early can decrease the prevalence of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers, resulting in fewer hospitalizations and healthcare costs. Preventive care services allow healthcare providers to educate individuals about healthy behaviors, including proper nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and responsible alcohol consumption. Healthy habits can prevent various health issues and improve overall quality of life. Early intervention and disease prevention contribute to better health and well-being. People who receive preventive care are more likely to experience improved physical and mental health, leading to a higher quality of life. Investing in preventive care can lead to significant cost savings in the long run. Preventing or managing health conditions before they escalate into more severe illnesses can reduce the need for expensive treatments, hospitalizations, and emergency care.

Preventive care focuses on promoting health and wellness for all individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic background. It helps address health disparities and ensures everyone can access essential preventive services. A strong emphasis on preventive care at the population level can positively impact public health. Immunizations, for example, can prevent the spread of infectious diseases, leading to healthier communities. Preventive care services aim to establish a culture of health promotion, encouraging individuals to maintain their health and prevent diseases actively. This proactive approach can lead to better health outcomes across the lifespan.

Preventative care services are paramount in healthcare systems, focusing on early detection, disease prevention, and health promotion. By investing in preventive measures, healthcare providers and policymakers can improve health outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and ultimately enhance the overall well-being of individuals and communities. Prevention is a powerful tool for creating a healthier society and reducing the burden of chronic illnesses and preventable diseases.

Assessment Description

The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a community assessment in a form of an interview and physical appraisal of the community.

Part I: Assessment

Based on the demographic and community selected in the Topic 3 assignment, perform a physical assessment of the community site using the “Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide,” located in the topic Resources. This document does not need to be filled out, but rather serves as a guide for what to look for in the physical assessment of the community site.

Part II: Interview

Conduct an interview with the appropriate representative selected in Topic 3 regarding that person’s role and experiences within the community. Interviews can take place in person, by phone, or via Zoom.

Develop 5-10 interview questions to gather information about the representative’s role and the health issues faced within the selected community, the role of public health in addressing environmental issues, and the health issues faced within the selected community.

Part III: PowerPoint Presentation

Based on your interview/community assessment, create a PowerPoint presentation of 15-20 slides (slide count does not include title and references slide) describing the chosen community interest.

Include the following in your presentation:

Summary of how the interview went, including responses to the questions.

Description of the community and community boundaries including the people and the geographic, geopolitical, financial, educational level; ethnic and phenomenological features of the community, as well as types of social interactions; common goals and interests; and barriers and challenges, including any identified social determinants of health. 

Summary of community assessment, including funding sources and partnerships.

Based on your findings from the interview/community assessment, discuss any issues that are lacking or can be improved upon for health promotion, modifying your teaching plan as needed to address these findings. 

A conclusion summarizing your key findings and a discussion of your impressions of the general health of the community. 

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA format ting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Resources if you need assistance.

Community Assessment and Representative Interview Analysis – Rubric


Rubric Criteria

Total125 points

Criterion1. Unsatisfactory2. Insufficient3. Approaching4. Acceptable5. TargetSummary of interview.Summary of interview.0 pointsSummary of interview is not present.7.5 pointsSummary of interview is present, but lacks detail.7.9 pointsSummary of interview is present.8.9 pointsSummary of interview is detailed.10 pointsSummary of interview is thorough.Description of the CommunityDescription of the community and community boundaries.0 pointsDescription of the community and community boundaries is not present.7.5 pointsDescription of the community and community boundaries is present, but lacks detail.7.9 pointsDescription of the community and community boundaries is present.8.9 pointsDescription of the community and community boundaries is detailed.10 pointsDescription of the community and community boundaries is thorough.Community AssessmentSummary of community assessment.0 pointsSummary of community assessment is not present.7.5 pointsSummary of community assessment is present, but lacks detail.7.9 pointsSummary of community assessment is present.8.9 pointsSummary of community assessment is detailed.10 pointsSummary of community assessment is thorough.Issues IdentifiedDiscussion of any issues.0 pointsDiscussion of any issues is not present.7.5 pointsDiscussion of any issues is present, but lacks detail.7.9 pointsDiscussion of any issues is present.8.9 pointsDiscussion of any issues is detailed.10 pointsDiscussion of any issues is thorough.ConclusionA conclusion summarizing key findings and impressions.0 pointsA conclusion summarizing key findings and impressions is not present.7.5 pointsA conclusion summarizing key findings and impressions is present, but lacks detail.7.9 pointsA conclusion summarizing key findings and impressions is present.8.9 pointsA conclusion summarizing key findings and impressions is detailed.10 pointsA conclusion summarizing key findings and impressions is thorough.Presentation of ContentPresentation of Content0 pointsThe content lacks a clear point of view and logical sequence of information. Presentation includes little persuasive information. Sequencing of ideas is unclear.28.13 pointsThe content is vague in conveying a point of view and does not create a strong sense of purpose. Presentation includes some persuasive information.29.63 pointsThe presentation slides are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.33.38 pointsThe content is written with a logical progression of ideas and supporting information, exhibiting a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Presentation includes persuasive information from reliable sources.37.5 pointsThe content is written clearly and concisely. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The project includes motivating questions and advanced organizers. The project gives the audience a clear sense of the main idea.LayoutLayout0 pointsThe layout is cluttered, confusing, and does not use spacing, headings, and subheadings to enhance the readability. The text is extremely difficult to read with long blocks of text, small point size for fonts, and inappropriate contrasting colors. Poor use of headings, subheadings, indentations, or bold formatting is evident.9.38 pointsThe layout shows some structure but appears cluttered and busy or distracting with large gaps of white space or a distracting background. Overall readability is difficult due to lengthy paragraphs, too many different fonts, dark or busy background, overuse of bold, or lack of appropriate indentations of text.9.88 pointsThe layout uses horizontal and vertical white space appropriately. Sometimes the fonts are easy to read, but in a few places the use of fonts, italics, bold, long paragraphs, color, or busy background detracts and does not enhance readability.11.13 pointsThe layout background and text complement each other and enable the content to be easily read. The fonts are easy to read and point size varies appropriately for headings and text.12.5 pointsThe layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings, and white space. Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point. The background and colors enhance the readability of the text.Language Use and Audience AwarenessIncludes sentence construction, word choice, etc.0 pointsInappropriate word choice and lack of variety in language use are evident. Writer appears to be unaware of audience. Use of primer prose indicates writer either does not apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately.9.38 pointsSome distracting inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. The writer exhibits some lack of control in using figures of speech appropriately.9.88 pointsLanguage is appropriate to the targeted audience for the most part.11.13 pointsThe writer is clearly aware of audience, uses a variety of appropriate vocabulary for the targeted audience, and uses figures of speech to communicate clearly.12.5 pointsThe writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.Mechanics of WritingIncludes spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, language use, sentence structure, etc.0 pointsErrors in grammar or syntax are pervasive and impede meaning. Incorrect language choice or sentence structure errors are found throughout.4.69 pointsFrequent and repetitive mechanical errors are present. Inconsistencies in language choice or sentence structure are recurrent.4.94 pointsOccasional mechanical errors are present. Language choice is generally appropriate. Varied sentence structure is attempted.5.56 pointsFew mechanical errors are present. Suitable language choice and sentence structure are used.6.25 pointsNo mechanical errors are present. Appropriate language choice and sentence structure are used throughout.Format/DocumentationUses appropriate style, such as APA, MLA, etc., for college, subject, and level; documents sources using citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., appropriate to assignment and discipline.0 pointsAppropriate format is not used. No documentation of sources is provided.4.69 pointsAppropriate format is attempted, but some elements are missing. Frequent errors in documentation of sources are evident.4.94 pointsAppropriate format and documentation are used, although there are some obvious errors.5.56 pointsAppropriate format and documentation are used with only minor errors.6.25 pointsNo errors in formatting or documentation are present.