The discussion board is aligned with the module objective “Develop the implementation of population-focused care through the nursing process, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills.” After completing the assigned reading for module 4, consider the healthcare delivery system in your community.
As part of the discussion you will:
Examine the strengths and weaknesses of your local health care delivery system.
Locate your local health department. If you live in a small community, look in the county seat. You may find the information online, or you may need to visit. Include the following information in your initial post: (Do not copy and paste directly from the website – Use your own words)
Name of health department, location (address), phone number
Mission of the health department
Brief history of the health department
Name and credentials of the health commissioner
Describe the services provided by the health department
Description of the role of the public health nurse in community health
Description of the health department’s emergency planning components
What health services are not provided that the student believes should be added