NSG486 University of Phoenix Week 4 Infectious Disease Trends Analysis

NSG/486: Public Health: Health Promotion And Disease Prevention

Wk 4 Assignment: Infectious Disease Trends

Assignment Content


Understanding diseases present within the community allows public health nurses to prioritize health promotion and disease prevention strategies.

Analyze infectious diseases by:

-Defining epidemiology, outbreak, incidence, and prevalence

-Evaluating the role of nursing within epidemiology

-Evaluating current infectious diseases locally, statewide, and nationally

-Associating three of the most current infectious diseases with Healthy People 2020 objectives

-Analyzing evidence-based practices aimed at reducing infectious diseases

Format your assignment as one of the following:

-18- to 20-slide presentation


-700- to 1,050-word paper

Cite a minimum of three scholarly sources.

Include an APA-formatted reference page.


NSG/486: Public Health: Health Promotion And Disease Prevention

Wk 4 Practice Learning Assignment: Communicable Disease Health Education Tool

Assignment Content

Select and research a communicable disease in a developing country.

Explain the disease process, including the introduction and spread.

Develop a health education tool that addresses the disease, including:

-Self-management tips

-Diet and nutrition directions

-Potential treatment options

-Potential resources

-Risk reduction

Format your assignment as one of the following:

-6- to 8-panel brochure


-10-slide presentation

Write a 350- to 525-word summary explaining:

-The target population for the tool, including ages and demographics

-Resources available in the area, including environmental, social, and economic

-The level of prevention targeted by the tool


Healthy People strives to improve the health of all U.S. residents by providing 10-year national goals and objectives.

Review the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators and objectives.

Identify the leading health indicators and objectives related to infectious diseases.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

-Which Healthy People 2020 objectives related to infectious diseases are most important to you and your community? Why?

1 citation within the paper and cite using APA format

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