P.S. Track is family nurse practitioner. Please use Florida as example (see bellow)


The concepts of epidemiology provide the framework for the study of infectious and chronic health issues/diseases, which provides a rich source of data for the analysis of trends in disease and health. This assignment will offer the opportunity to explore the population health effects associated with falls.  You will identify populations at risk for falls, for instance those with co-morbidities or the frail living at home, and design a population focused educational intervention for your target population.  In addition, you will look at what outcomes will be addressed to determine if your interventions are effective.  This paper should integrate HP2020 and CDC information into your paper.


Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

1. Identify appropriate outcome measures and study designs applicable to epidemiological subfields such as infectious disease, chronic disease, environmental exposures, reproductive health, and genetics. (CO3)

2. Identify important sources of epidemiological data. (CO6)

Students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment. Quizzes and discussions are not considered assignments and are not part of the late assignment policy.

Total Points Possible: 125 Points 


1. Research Topic: Falls

2. Identify your target population (for instance, age or other demographic, aggregate population); this must be in your city or state (FLORIDA).

3. Discuss population-based health education interventions for your target population that is aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality for the problem. Be sure to review the research literature and HP2020 for interventions.

4. Identify how and what data for interventions is being tracked.

5. In a three (3) page paper, address the following. Refer to rubric for expanded details related to grading expectations.

· Identify the problem in the introduction section.

· Provide an overview of the problem in your state (FLORIDA)/national.

· Review of descriptive epidemiologic and demographic data on mortality/morbidity and risk.

· HP2020:  Present the goal, overview and objectives of Healthy People 2020 for the paper topic.

· Population level prevention and health promotion review. Describe population focused interventions. Use of scholarly literature and HP2020 is required.  There should be direct correlation to evidence for all strategies.

Best Practices in Preparing the Project

1. Review directions and rubric through carefully.


2. Follow submission requirements.

3. Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included.  Organize the paper using the rubric sections and appropriate headings to match the sections.

4. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.

5. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.

6. Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly.

7. A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature references must be used.  Not all references should be from scholarly web sites.  You may use your textbook, but this will not count towards the three (3) scholarly literature references.

8. Length:  Papers not adhering to the page length may be returned to you for editing to meet the length guidelines.

9. Adhere to the Chamberlain College of Nursing academic policy on integrity as it pertains to the submission of your own original work for assignments.


Category Points % Description
Introduction of the Problem (no heading)


5 4% · Problem is clearly stated.

· General introduction to the problem supports its importance as a population health issue with data and general statement of scope of problem.

· Focus of the paper is stated succinctly


Overview, Background and Significance of the Problem

25 20% · Provide background and significance of the problem.

· This includes risks and impact of disease.

· Data: State and National: Incidence, prevalence, mortality, breakdown by gender/race/religion as appropriately related

Epidemiological Analysis of the Problem 30 24% · Using descriptive epidemiology (provide description of term) analyze health problem

· Include demographic and related epidemiological data

· Include characteristics of at-risk population using HP2020 specified criteria

Application of HP2020


20 16% · Identify HP2020 goals and objectives

· Relate HP2020 goals and objectives to health concern topic

· Identify guidelines and a screening method related to health concern

· Review validity (predictive power) of screening tool method to include what population the tool is applicable to use with (for instance, adult, child, culture)

Population Level Interventions


20 16% · Investigate what is being done at the population health level related to prevention and health promotion for the health problem at the national and state level

· Identify what and how outcomes are being tracked related to said interventions.

· Utilize HP2020, CDC, state public health department, research, etc. as resources for interventions and data.

  100 80% Total CONTENT Points=100pts
Category Points % Description
APA 15 12% · All content accurately utilizes APA format for citations and table formatting per APA 6th edition.

· Reference list is formatted per APA 6th edition.

· Cover page, running heads, font size and type, reference list and headings per APA 6th ed.

Grammar, etc. 10 8% · Grammar, writing voice, and spelling are in accordance with APA 6th edition.

· Scientific prose/voice is consistent.

· Writing has precision and clarity

· See APA 6th edition, 3, Writing Clearly and Concisely

  25 20% Total FORMAT Points=25 pts
  125 100% ASSIGNMENT TOTAL=125 points


NR503 Week Healthy People 2020