Faith based Shepard’s Hope

 

https://www.shepherdshope.org

 

 

Guidelines for Public Health and Community Agency Assessment

Purpose

The purpose of the Public Health and Community Agency Assessment will provide students with

a structured public health and community practice experience whereby they can take a population

based-approach to a public health and community agency and apply the knowledge and skills

acquired in the classroom.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the community agency experience, the student will meet the following course

outcomes:

1. Define the practice of community-based nursing in the various experiential settings. (PO1)

2. Develop a holistic approach to performing a community-needs assessment. (PO1, PO6)

4. Discuss changes in healthcare/technology and how it affects community-based nursing. (PO3)

5. Describe how communication impacts the clients in the public health and community settings.

     (PO5)

Assignment Points

This assignment is worth 240 points.

Assignment

In this assignment, the student will select one community agency to visit and complete the Public

Health and Community Agency Assessment. The student will follow the guidelines for written

content and review the Grading Rubric for the Public Health and Community Agency Assessment

and submit the Assessment assignment.

Guidelines for the Written Assignment

1. Create the assignment using Microsoft Word.

2. Introduction 

    Include the following information in your Introduction paragraph:

          a.  Clear and concise Introduction stating purpose of the paper.

          b.  Why the agency was selected and the population the agency services.   

2. Public Health and Community Agency Assessment

      Completely answer each question on the Assessment. 

3. Conclusion

     a. Write a conclusion that summarizes the findings assessment.  

     b. Do not introduce new ideas into the conclusion.

4. Coherence & Organization

      a. Use Times New Roman or Verdana and Use Font size 12.

      b. Present  findings in a scholarly fashion.

5. APA Format and Grammar/Spelling

    Adhere to APA format and review for grammar and spelling errors. 

 

Public Health and Community Agency Assessment

Directions: Select one community agency of your choice and visit the agency.  

https://www.shepherdshope.org/

 

After visiting a community agency, answer the following assessment questions:

1. What type of community agency was visited? Free or reduced medical clinic staffed by volunteers

 

2. What are the community agency’s outstanding assets? (Identify at least two)

Volunteers (nurses, doctors) and donations

 

3. What seems to be the community agency’s biggest challenges? (Identify at least two) enough staffing for people coming in, resources to send for speciality visits

 

4. What is the most striking thing about the community agency? (Identify at least two) 

how they help the community, with no bias. kind caring and compassion 

 

5. What is the most unexpected finding at the community agency? (Identify at least two) actually clean, how they even have fund raisers

 

6. Are you struck by the aesthetic quality of the community agency, either positively or

     negatively or both? Provide brief rationale for your conclusion. Faith based 

 

7. Is there any technology utilized in the community agency? If so, identify at least one

      and how it is used.

Rubric

Public Health and Community Agency Assessment Grading Rubric

Public Health and Community Agency Assessment Grading Rubric

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction

45 pts

Distinguished

1) Clear and concise Introduction stating purpose of the paper; 2) name of agency; 3) why this agency was chosen; and 4) the population this agency serves. The information is rich in thought and provides valuable insight into the topic.

30 pts

Proficient

1) Clear and concise Introduction stating purpose of the paper; 2) name of agency; 3) why this agency was chosen; and 4) the population this agency serves. Thought and analysis are present, but may lack depth or detail.

20 pts

Basic

Included three of the following: 1) Clear and concise Introduction stating purpose of the paper; 2) name of agency;3) why this agency was chosen; and 4) the population this agency serves.

10 pts

Below Expectations

Included two of the following: 1) Clear and concise Introduction stating purpose of the paper; 2) name of agency;3) why this agency was chosen; and 4) the population this agency serves.

0 pts

Non-Performance

No critical thinking or original thoughts in initial post. Initial post is either non-existent, or severely limited.

45 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSurvey Findings

115 pts

Distinguished

1) Identify the agency’s assets (2); 2) identify the agency’s challenges (2): 3) what is most striking about the agency (2); 4) identify an unexpected finding at the agency (2); 5) aesthetics of the agency; and 6) technology utilized; and would you go to this agency for care?All answers are elaborated upon.

75 pts

Proficient

Incorporated five of the following: 1) Identify the agency’s assets (2); 2) identify the agency’s challenges (2): 3) what is most striking about the agency (2); 4) identify an unexpected finding at the agency (2); 5) aesthetics of the agency; and 6) technology utilized; and would you go to this agency for care? All answers are elaborated upon.

50 pts

Basic

Incorporated four of the following: 1) Identify the agency’s assets (2); 2) identify the agency’s challenges (2): 3) what is most striking about the agency (2); 4) identify an unexpected finding at the agency (2); 5) aesthetics of the agency; and 6) technology utilized; and would you go to this agency for care? All answers are elaborated upon.

25 pts

Below Expectations

Incorporated three of the following: 1) Identify the agency’s assets (2); 2) identify the agency’s challenges (2): 3) what is most striking about the agency (2); 4) identify an unexpected finding at the agency (2); 5) aesthetics of the agency; and 6) technology utilized; and would you go to this agency for care? All answers are elaborated upon.

0 pts

Non-Performance

Incorporated two of the following: 1) Identify the agency’s assets (2); 2) identify the agency’s challenges (2): 3) what is most striking about the agency (2); 4) identify an unexpected finding at the agency (2); 5) aesthetics of the agency; and 6) technology utilized; and would you go to this agency for care? All answers are elaborated upon.

115 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusion

40 pts

Distinguished

Fully developed Conclusion with summarization.

20 pts

Basic

Basic developed Conclusion with basic overview.

0 pts

Non-Performance

No Conclusion presented.

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCoherence & Organization

20 pts

Distinguished

Adhered to all of the following: 1)Times New Roman or Verdana; 2) Font size 12; 3) Findings are presented in a scholarly fashion; 4) presented in a coherent and logical manner; and 5) is easy to understand.

16.67 pts

Proficient

Adhered to four of the following: 1)Times New Roman or Verdana; 2) Font size 12; 3) Findings are presented in a scholarly fashion; 4) presented in a coherent and logical manner; and 5) is easy to understand.

13.33 pts

Basic

Adhered to three of the following: 1)Times New Roman or Verdana; 2) Font size 12; 3) Findings are presented in a scholarly fashion; 4) presented in a coherent and logical manner; and 5) is easy to understand.

6.67 pts

Below Expectations

Adhered to two of the following: 1)Times New Roman or Verdana; 2) Font size 12; 3) Findings are presented in a scholarly fashion; 4) presented in a coherent and logical manner; and 5) is easy to understand.

0 pts

Non-Performance

Did not adhere to any of the following: 1)Times New Roman or Verdana; 2) Font size 12; 3) Findings are presented in a scholarly fashion; 4) presented in a coherent and logical manner; and 5) is easy to understand.

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format and Grammar/Spelling

20 pts

Distinguished

Adhered to APA format (Title page, Running head, Headings, etc.) and contains 0 to 2 errors related to grammar or spelling.

16.67 pts

Proficient

3 to 4 errors in APA format (Title page, Running head, Headings, etc.) and/or grammar or spelling.

13.33 pts

Basic

5 to 6 errors in APA format (Title page, Running head, Headings, etc.) and/or grammar or spelling.

6.67 pts

Below Expectations

7 to 8 errors in APA format (Title page, Running head, Headings,etc.) and/or grammar or spelling.

0 pts

Non-Performance

9 or greater errors in APA format (Title page, Running head, Headings, etc.) and/or grammar or spelling.

20 pts

 

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