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This week you discovered that the focus of healthcare has a growing emphasis on population health. This includes an emphasis on quality improvement and tracking outcomes. The purpose of this discussion (Leading Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Healthcare) is to apply the key concepts in population health to a selected population.


Select a population you would like to engage throughout the course to explore important population health and health policy concepts. Potential populations to consider are listed below. You may want to refer to the Global Burden of Disease or one of the eight National Practice Problems to identify the population you will be examining in this course. You may examine the same health issue you have been researching in the previous courses, or you may select another topic of interest to complete the assignments unique to this course.

Address the following as they relate to the population you have selected:

  1. Create a culturagram for your selected population. Refer to the lesson for guidance in creating a culturagram. You may use the attached template if you desire.
  2. Identify three key social determinant risk factors associated with the population.
  3. Conduct a search of the literature. Identify one evidence-based intervention to reduce health disparities in your selected population.
  4. Examine how the selected intervention addresses at least one of the standards from the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards (CLAS).                                Leading Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate HealthcarePotential Populations
    1. Asian population in Torrance, California
    2. Somali-Americans in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    3. African American population in Jackson, Mississippi
    4. Hopi Indians in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona
    5. Caucasian population in Martin County, Kentucky
    6. Hispanic/Latino population in Hialeah, Florida

    Leading Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Healthcare

    Note: You may consider a different population as long as there is an abundance of literature related to social determinant risk factors and statistical data (prevalence, incidence, and economic ramifications) available for the selected health issue so that you can complete the required assignments each week.

    Program Competencies

    This discussion enables the student to meet the following program competencies:

    1. Translates a synthesis of research and population data to support preventative care and improve the nation’s health. (PO 1)
    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

    This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

    1. 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)
    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)
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