Population health problems discussion

The purpose of this discussion is to demonstrate your understanding of interventions to address population health problems and reduce health disparities.

Instructions 2-3 pages

Using your selected population, continue your search and appraisal of evidence by analyzing one research study that offers a potential intervention to address your selected population health issue. This intervention must be at the population level. This research study must be new, one that was not used in a previous course. 

Appraise a quantitative research study that utilizes an intervention to address the selected health issue identified in Week 2 using the Johns Hopkins Research Appraisal Tool. 

Link (Word doc): Johns Hopkins Research Appraisal ToolLinks to an external site.

Transfer your findings to the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool.

Link (Word doc): Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary ToolLinks to an external site.

Analyze the evidence summary tool of the research study to address the following in the discussion:   

1.            Determine whether the intervention has the potential to impact the issue. Explain your rationale.

2.            Attach the completed Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool.

3.            Present the translation science model that would best aid the success of this intervention and discuss how the stakeholders are integrated into the design of the theory or model.  

4.            Identify where your selected intervention is located on the Minnesota Public Health Wheel.

Please click on the following link to review the DNP Discussion Guidelines on the Student Resource Center program page:

Student Lesson Plan


  • Translates a synthesis of research and population data to support preventative care and improve the nation’s health. (PO 1)
  • Leads others in professional identity, advanced clinical judgment, systems thinking, resilience, and accountability in selecting, implementing, and evaluating clinical care. (PO 1)

Course Outcomes

  • Assimilate epidemiology principles and interventions to impact the social determinants of health, Global Burden of Disease, and population health outcomes. (PCs 7, 8; PO 1)
  • Formulate strategies for providing culturally relevant and high-quality healthcare to vulnerable and high-risk populations to address social injustice and health inequities. (PCs 7, 8; PO 1)

Weekly Objectives

  1. Formulate population health interventions to address the Global Burden of Disease. (PCs 7, 8; PO 1; COs 3, 5)
  2. Define the role of the DNP-prepared nurse in addressing the Global Burden of Disease and the impact on population health. (PCs 7, 8; PO 1; COs 3, 5)
  3. Differentiate interventions to promote prevention of population health issues. (PCs 7, 8; PO 1; COs 3, 5)

Main Concepts

  1. Wellness promotion and levels of prevention (PCs 7, 8; PO 1; COs 3, 5)
  2. Interventions in population health (PCs 7, 8; PO 1; COs 3, 5)
  3. Minnesota Intervention Wheel (PCs 7, 8; PO 1; COs 3, 5)
  4. Population health programs (PCs 7, 8; PO 1; COs 3, 5)
  5. Impact of stakeholders (PCs 7, 8; PO 1; COs 3, 5)

Foundations for Learning

Start your learning for the week by reviewing Healthy People goals: 

Healthy People 2030 

Since 1979, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has analyzed data from past decades, integrating new knowledge, current data, trends, and research to determine the nation’s healthcare priorities for the next 10 years. Our nation’s health priorities are associated with many areas such as national health, national preparedness, and disease prevention, as well as identification of risks to health and wellness and changing public health priorities. Planning is underway for the development of Healthy People 2030. For additional information, go to the following website:

Student Learning Resources

Click on the following tabs to view the resources for this week.

Bemker, M. A., & Ralyea, C. (2018). Population health and its integration into advanced nursing practice. DEStech Publications, Inc.

  • Read Chapter 14

Required Articles

Neville, K., & Foley, M. (2020). The economic impact of the opioid use disorder epidemic in America: Nurses’ call to action.Links to an external site. Nursing Economic$, 38(1), 7-16.

Shirey, M. R., Selleck, C. S., White-Williams, C., Talley, M., & Harper, D. C. (2021, February). Interprofessional collaborative practice model to advance population health.Links to an external site. Population Health Management, 24(1), 69-77. https://doi.org/10 .1089/pop.2019.0194

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