As a healthcare professional, understanding where to locate evidence-based resources in order to help your patients benefit from that knowledge will be useful in your career. One such resource is The National Center for Health Statistics. The Center has established Healthy People 2020 for tracking the nation’s health. In this assignment, you will begin from the topic you selected and propose a culturally competent, as defined by SAMHSA, community based health program.
Go to the Healthy People 2020 website and find the Topics & Objectives. Once you have located the 42 topic areas discussed on the website, choose a topic in which you are interested.
Write a 1,500-1,750-word paper in which you propose a community health program related to the topic you selected. Include the following in your proposal:
- An overview of the program you are proposing. What is it? Who are the population(s) it will serve?
- A rationale for the program.
- A discussion of how the program will be established as and will remain culturally competent.
- A discussion of how the program could be affected if budgetary restraints limited research in that field.