A. Community health assessment definition
Elligers, J. (2010, May 11). Definitions of Community Health Assessments (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs). Retrieved November 21, 2014, from http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/community-health-assessment-and-improvement-planning/upload/Definitions.pdf Community health assessment is a systematic examination of the health status indicators for a given population that is used to identify key problems and assets in a community. The ultimate goal of a community health assessment is to develop strategies to address the community’s health needs and identified issues.
B. Definition of Heart Disease
Heart disease. (2014, July 14). Retrieved November 21, 2014, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/basics/definition/con-20034056 Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke.
Nicholson, C. (2014). Chronic heart failure: pathophysiology, diagnosis and
treatment. Nursing Older People, 26(7), 29-38. This article aims to provide an overview of heart failure for nurses who are not specialists in the condition. It focuses on chronic, rather than acute, disease.
II. Community/State Demographics
A. Arkansas Heart Disease Statistics
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: Data Trends & Maps Web site. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, GA, 2013. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/.
CDC provides on overview of data trends mapping out how many people in Arkansas reportedly has Heart Disease, the mortality rate and risk factors involved.
III. State of Health for community/State
A. Heart Disease and Arkansas
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