Identifying a Health Care-Related Problem
and a Target Population
Identifying a Health Care-Related Problem and a Target
Take a few minutes to think about the most pressing healthpromotion and disease-prevention issues, such as those identified
in “Healthy People 2020” and the Institute of Medicine’s Future of
Nursing. Which one most calls your attention? Maternal, infant,
and child health? Health communication and health information
technology? Immunization and infectious diseases?
This course provide a venue for addressing issues such as one of
these through the design of a program and associated evaluation.
In order to design an effective program though, it is critical to
narrow the focus from one of these larger issues to a specific
problem and a target population.
This Discussion provides a forum through which you and your
colleagues may support each other in first selecting a healthpromotion and disease-prevention issue of national significance,
and then identifying a problem and a target population to guide
your program planning and evaluation efforts in this course.