Collaborative Learning Community (CLC)

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This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.
The purpose of this assignment is to research cultural differences and public health issues
that are unique to specific communities and cultures to address community public health
needs.
Throughout Topics 1-4 of the course, you will participate in a series of Collaborative
Learning Community (CLC) assignments. These assignments will build upon one another
and be used as the basis for the Reflective Journal assignments throughout the course.
Developing cross-cultural competence is paramount when leading, managing, and building
partnership to leverage community and organizational strengths in the public health
sector.
Conduct research about your own community or a culture of your choice that is prevalent
within your community. Once you have identified your community/cultural group, use the
Healthy People topic material, “2020 Topics and Objectives – Objectives A-Z,” to select a
goal that will be the focus of your community health intervention. After selecting a goal,
review the “Objectives,” “Interventions and Resources,” and “National Snapshots” tabs to
obtain additional information about the goal.
Example: Goal: Reduce the disease burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) and improve the
quality of life for all person who have, or are at risk for, DM.
NOTE: You may not select diabetes mellitus (DM) for your project.
After the goal has been selected, conduct additional research that will help you formulate
strategies for managing the goal-related health issue within the selected
community/culture. In your research, address the following. You are required to cite to
three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last
5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content. Share your
findings with group members by creating a short PowerPoint presentation that includes
speaker notes and addresses the following:
Summarize the community/culture that was researched.
Identify the heath goal that is the focus of the intervention.
Explain how culture and other factors impact the social organization and leadership of the
community.
Describe three social networks or ethnic organizations that could be used to learn about the
social organization of the group, and to identify and engage its leaders.
List three challenges that could be encountered when working in this community or
culture.

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Share your PowerPoint presentation with the members of your CLC group. Negotiate with
one another to prioritize the goal and intervention presented by each member of the group.
Select one of the goals and interventions presented as the basis for a group project focused
on identifying a goal-related health issue and an intervention that can be implemented at
the community level.
In 500-750 words, discuss the following:
Provide a summary of each group member’s community/culture and the health-related
goal and intervention that was proposed.
Summarize the negotiation and prioritization process your group used select the goal that
is the focus of the intervention.
Provide background information on the health issue and your planned intervention.
Using the “Objectives” tab, select three objectives associated with the goal and list them.
Describe the proposed intervention, including the purpose and intended outcomes for the
intervention.
Describe the target population for your intervention and justify selection of this population.
Identify cultural facilitators, such as community leaders, organizations, social networks,
etc., that could assist with addressing the goal and implementing the intervention.
List three challenges that might be encountered when working in this community or
culture.
You are required to cite to three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must
be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public
health content.

Community-based Public Health Interventions

I). Summary of the researched Problem
Community based changes and frameworks include changing parts of the organizational,
social, and even politics policies to take out or decrease components that promote medical
improvement or to present new element that upgrade health. Some approach changes, for
instance, are pointed straightforwardly at health-related concerns, for example, improving access
to human services or disease and injury prevention through methods like including regulation of

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liquor and tobacco, the utilization of safety belts or bike caps, or the establishment of rules and
laws on the proper disposal of industrial waste (Davies & Kepford, 2016).
Proposed health interventions were majorly focused on improving on public health: the
following intervention goals were proposed:
I). Educating the community on proper dieting and how to grow nutritious foods, this aims at
reducing tendencies of nutrition-based illnesses, non-communicable diseases such as diabetes
and hypertension. This reduces the disease and financial burden within the community.
II). Another intervention would to monitor indicators that reflect on the results of the community
simulations such as increased screening rates of cervical cancers which could probably result to
reduced mortality due early detection and early treatment.
III). The other step would be to partner and network with public and private organizations to
foster a working relationship with the community so as to enact policies such proper waste
disposal and environmental conservation.
II). Summarize the negotiation and prioritization process to select the goal being intervened
The first would be to focus on the needs of the community rather personal position and
opinion. This enabled the groups to identify critical health issues facing the community and
formulate ways resolving health challenges and minimizing on personal biases. The other would
be process awareness so as to differentiate on ‘how’ and ‘what’, at first public awareness stands
away from the issues of negotiation and afterward distinguishes and deals with the procedure to
accomplish wanted results (Department of Education, 2016). Finally engaging with community
members enables the group members to interact and better understand issues affecting persons. It

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effectively fosters a working relationship with the community, facilitating problem solving
interventions.
III). Background information on the health issue and planned intervention.
Empowering individuals to have more command over their health issues and predictable
upgrades to in public health is the main objective of community-based health interventions.
There various methodologies that can be utilized to advance the health status and on anticipation
of infection instead of treatment. Behavioral adjustments, clinical, cultural, instructive, and
focused methodologies can be instituted to achieve health advancement. Social changes
principally targets changing a person’s propensities and disposition, making it conceivable to
embrace a way of life that advances health (Nelson, 2016). The perspective enlightens an
individual to be significantly liable for their health status and consequently one can decide
consciously to improving their diet to nutritious foods instead of junk and implement a physical
active habits such walking and running
IV). Objectives
A. To reduce the burden of lifestyle-based disease such hypertension through community
education, regular screening and proper nutrition.
B. Bringing different stakeholders both public and private to formulate and implement on
policies that have positive public health effects such as proper waste disposal and
effective recycling measure.
C. Efficiently enabling community members to be able to utilize resources at hand such
forests, water bodies to economically improve their livelihoods to promote social
amenities such as hospitals and research centers.

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V). Describe the proposed intervention
Once educated on public health, it empowers individuals to gain knowledge and the
ability to settle on educated choices the advances one’s wellbeing through an informed
mindset. It does not guarantee change in individuals rather it transfers on an individual
eagerness to live healthy. While cultural change approach relies on common alterations to the
physical and social encompassing to upgrade health status. This possibly works when
persons have comparative objectives, for example, planting trees and endorsing approaches
that establish harmony and wellbeing in society (Chu C et al, 2015).
Intervening on the behavioral changes significantly improves on a population habits
enabling people to adopt healthy lifestyles changes. An example would be when individuals
take a personal initiative towards being healthy by decreasing levels of alcohol and tobacco
consumption which over time promotes on a person’s overall health and immunity (Davies &
Kepford, 2016).

VI).
To adequately target individuals in need of public health interventions, electronic health
information was acquired on populations was used to identify groups at high danger life-related
ailment was used to identify study groups. There was a considerable need to progress and
execute proof-based healthcare techniques and medications that encourage the recognizable
proof and the executives of individuals at high risk.

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Several stakeholders facilitated in developing and implementing community policies
these were: community institutions such as hospital and tertiary education institutions, local
companies and investors, community leaders and the local people.
VII). Challenges encountered
A). Cultural barriers such as beliefs that hinder community members to seek profession health
services these include: home-based remedies and religious practices.
B). Inadequate financial funds that halt some of the proposed intervention, these can be
addressed by seeking donation form charity organization and the government.
C). Existing policies that do not embrace the proposed objectives policies and implementation.

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References

Chu C, Breucker G, Harris N et al (2015) Health-promoting workplaces-international settings
development. Health Promotion International, pg. (155-167)
Davies M & Kepford J (2016). planning a health promotion intervention. In Davies M &
Macdowall W (Eds.) Health promotion theory. Understanding Public Health Series.
Maidenhead: OUP, McGrawHill
Department of Education for Education & Skills (2016) Healthy Living Blueprint for Schools.
JSCH. The Pan-Canadian Consortium for School Heath (2017). Summerside, PE: The Joint
Consortium for School Health.
Nelson. M. C. (2016). Occupational Health and Public Health: Lessons from the past challenges
for the future.

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