Epidemiology and Population Health

Epidemiology and Population Health
Reflect on your nursing practice for a moment. If you could wipe out one illness, what would it be? How would that impact not just an individual patient, but your entire patient population? What would be the long-term benefits of eliminating that one illness?
The eradication of smallpox by 1979 provides an excellent example of this scenario. This eradication came about as a result of global collaborative efforts involving many countries and organizations, as well as the application of epidemiologic methods. In spite of high initial financial costs, it is estimated that millions of dollars continue to be saved around the world each year as a result of the eradication of this disease.
The eradication of smallpox illustrates the rich history of epidemiology and demonstrates the cost/benefits and implications of improving health at the population level. The application of epidemiologic methods and principles to other critical population health issues continues to play an essential role in improving health and health outcomes.
For this Discussion, you will identify a current population health problem, and you will examine how, and if, the problem is being addressed through the application of epidemiologic principles. You will also discuss the cost-effectiveness of dealing with the problem at the population level.

To prepare:

Review      the Learning Resources, focusing on the smallpox epidemic of the 1960s and      1970s and how health organizations applied principles of epidemiology to      eradicate this disease. (See attached file)
In      light of this example, consider the cost effectiveness of addressing      smallpox at the population level.
Using      the Learning Resources, research a current population health problem      (local or global). Select one on which to focus for this Discussion.
Think      about how principles of epidemiology are being applied—or could be      applied—to address the problem.
What      lessons from the use of epidemiology in the eradication of smallpox might      be applicable to this selected problem? What are the financial benefits of      addressing this issue at the population level as opposed to the individual      level?

By tomorrow Wednesday 02/28/18 by 12pm, write a minimum of 550 words in APA format with a minimum of THREE scholarly references from the list of required readings below. Include the level one headers as numbered below:
Post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

1) Briefly summarize your selected population health problem and describe how principles of epidemiology are being applied—or could be applied—to address the problem.

2) Are there any lessons learned from the use of epidemiology in the eradication of smallpox that can be applied to your selected problem?

3) Evaluate the cost effectiveness of addressing this health problem at the population level versus the individual level.

Does this Look Like Your Assignment? We Can do an Original Paper for you!

Have some Questions? Here's Some Answers

A Page will cost you $12, however, this varies with your deadline. 

Enjoy the convenience of having a reliable Writer to do your paper at an Affordable Price.  With our premium writing service, you no longer have to spend days and nights meticulously working on your assignment, instead use that time to do other important things. 

Upon completion, we will send the paper to you via email and in the format you prefer (word, pdf or ppt). 

Yes, we have an unlimited revision policy. If you need a comma removed, we will do that for you in less than 6 hours, if you need a full paper review we are always available to handle your request. 

As you Share your instructions with us, there’s a section that allows you to attach as any files. Please include all the details and files useful to the writer. You can also provide a sample of your work, so that the writer can write just like you!

Yes, through email and messages, we will keep you updated on the progress of your paper. 

Start by filling this short order form premiumacademicaffiliates.com/order 

And then follow the progressive flow. 

Having an issue, chat with us here

Regards,

Cathy, CS. 

Have no Time to Write? Let a subject expert write your paper for You​
Scroll to Top