Norfolk State University Heart Disease Intervention Discussion

Johnson County Community Hospital would like to see whether their Community Intervention Program, which was designed to improve the health of their community, has been effective . They are concerned that they are not going to have funds for the next year and need to decide which interventions they should continue and which they need to consider removing based on the effectiveness toward improving the health of the community.

Below is some information about the community:

Population equality divided by age with the following numbers:

Total Population

Under 5 years

5-14 years

15-24 years

25-44 years

45-64 years

65-74

Years

75+

years

177,560

12,154

25,076

23,421

53,010

38,130

15,333

10,436

Health Conditions in the community:

  • 22.2% of adults are smokers and 24.3% of grades 9-12 are smoker
  • 31% of ages 18-64 and 42% of ages 65+ received a flu immunization
  • 83% of ages 45+ have evidence of heart disease
  • 17% of ages 15-24 have or currently utilized opioids
  • 5% of all ages have disease of the blood such as sickle cell

Johnson County must prioritize their efforts. They must select two activities as a focus.

Given this information,

  • What do you think would be the priority for the Community Intervention program.
  • Describe your a complete rationale for your suggestion
  • Respond to the suggestion of ONE classmate. Remember this is a conversation, so you need to respond with more than just agreeing and repeating you suggestion