Community Health Agency Assignment 5

Community Health Agency Assignment 5

Community Health Agency Assignment 5

Contact a Service Agency in your home/state area. Review the concept of Community/Public Health Nursing in Chapter 1 of Nies and McEwen’s (2015) Community/Public Health Nursing, your textbook. Contact a Community/Public Health Agency within the city or state in which you reside. These could be Home Health, Hospice, HIV/AIDS, Women’s Shelter (domestic abuse), Homeless shelter, Food banks, etc. which monitor, study and provide various services to people. Identify whom you spoke with and request a confirmation email from the agency with the name of the person you spoke with and the date of contact. If you have questions as to the applicability of the agency for this assignment, email your coach early.

Write an APA formatted, 4-5 page paper addressing the following:

The title and reference pages do not count in the page limit.

Answer the following questions.

What is the name of the service?
Is it supported by federal, state, community or a combination funding?
What services are provided?
How clients access the service?
What qualifies a client for services?
What is the referral process?
Describe the area. Urban or rural, population, ethnicity, socioeconomic status.
What are the agencies staffing mix? Social Workers, Nurses, Doctors, etc.
Your concluding remarks about the agency and how nursing can/does contribute to the services.


You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument