Public Health and Health Care Services


Using the public health issue that was selected for Week 1, describe how the issue is currently addressed by public health services and by medical practice services to include any collaborations that may exist. Using a general outline, develop a plan for how the issue could be addressed more effectively. Explain how the components of your plan that are different from current interventions would produce more effective outcomes.

Note: The focus of this assignment as it relates to your selected public health issue should be prevention and treatment.
Provide a 3 to 5-page Microsoft Word document that includes the following:

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  • Discuss current interventions by public health and medical care professionals for the health issue that you have selected.
  • Develop a general plan for how the health concern could be addressed more effectively using public health and medical care organizations.
  • Explain why the changes that you are proposing would be beneficial to the population and to the organization providing healthcare services, thereby improving health outcomes.

Substance abuse

1.  In your own words define substance abuse and give some examples of some substances and the impact in the health of your community.

2.  How can you apply the levels of prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary)  when dealing with the problem of substance abuse in your community.  Give some examples.

3.  In your own words define violence and discuss the role of the community health nurse in the management of this public health issue.

4.  Discuss recent violence acts that happened in your community of nationally (miami dade county)and how do you think it could be prevented and the role of the community nurse in the prevention of them.

APA format word document 

Arial 12 font 

minimum of two evidence based references 

A minimum of 500 words are required.  

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