Reducing Obesity in Emerald City


Government officials are taking action to address a chronic population health concern in your area. As a member of this community, you have a good understanding of the local demographics and population health issues, including the potential implications for policy making, health care systems, service utilization, clinical practice, education, and the workforce. In your role as a doctoral graduate and health care practitioner, you have been asked to evaluate key aspects of the situation and lead an interprofessional team of your choosing (a coalition of community members and organizations, clinical providers, health care organizations, and civic and governmental agencies), to achieve the stated goal. This leadership position requires the ability to promote prevention efforts, quality improvement, service utilization and the reduction of health care costs.


For this assignment, you will use what you have learned about population health; interprofessional collaboration and communication; the principles of ethics, diversity, and inclusion in health care; and the ways in which scholar-practitioners lead the implementation of best practices in health care. You will apply these leadership competencies to plan the formation of a collaborative, interprofessional coalition to address a population-based health concern from a nursing, public health, or health administration perspective.

In your assignment preparation you chose one case scenario as the chronic population health concern that you and your assembled coalition will address:

Identify four or five credible sources, published within the past five years (from peer-reviewed journals, other scholarly resources, professional industry publications, or assigned readings) to support your case assessments and recommendations. (You may use additional sources, if you wish.)

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To complete this assignment, you need to:

  • Analyze the impact of factors that contribute to this chronic population health concern.
    • Examine the situation from a population health perspective.
    • Provide context surrounding this concern.
    • Identify the affected groups, and the environmental, social, and financial factors.
  • Form a collaborative, interprofessional coalition to address this chronic population health concern.
    • Consider, among others, key community members and organizations, clinical providers, and local and state agencies when making your selections.
    • Select 5–10 members.
      • Who must be included?
      • Why?

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