Community Health Public Health Nursing

Community Health Public Health Nursing

Community Health Public Health Nursing

The discussion board is related to the module aim “Discuss educational and community-based programs in Healthy People 2030.” For this discussion, you will go over the learning theories mentioned in the textbook beginning on page 125. Choose one theory that you believe best fits the target population who are experiencing or are at risk for a health concern that you identified in module one.

As part of the discussion you will:

  • Review learning theories, principles and health education models (p.125), select one theory and apply to your diagnosis.
  • Define the learning theory and describe its major components.
  • Discuss how you might apply it when addressing one of the health problem for a target population in your community. Narrow your population to a focused group, such as a classroom, church group or another reasonably sized group.
  • List 2 – 3 teaching strategies you could use for your aggregate.

For example, if you choose childhood obesity as your recognized health problem in week one, describe the learning theory that you believe would work best with children aged 8 to 10, and explain why you believe it would work best with it.

Your initial post must be posted before you can view and respond to colleagues, must contain minimum of two (2) references, in addition to examples from your personal experiences to augment the topic. The goal is to make your post interesting and engaging so others will want to read/respond to it. Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts.

Post a thoughtful response to at least two (2) other colleagues’ initial postings. Responses to colleagues should be supportive and helpful (examples of an acceptable comment are: “This is interesting – in my practice, we treated or resolved (diagnosis or issue) with (x, y, z meds, theory, management principle) and according to the literature…” and add supportive reference. Avoid comments such as “I agree” or “good comment.”

Points: 30

Due Dates:

  • Initial Post: Fri, Sep 10 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US.
  • Response Post: Sun, Sep 12 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US – (the response posts cannot be done on the same day as the initial post).


  • Initial Post: Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references.
  • Response posts: Minimum of one (1) total reference: one (1) from peer-reviewed or course materials reference per response.

Words Limits

  • Initial Post: Minimum 200 words excluding references (approximately one (1) page)
  • Response posts: Minimum 100 words excluding references


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