Evolution of Community and Public Health Nursing Essay

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Evolution of Community and Public Health Nursing

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Evolution of Community and Public Health Nursing

Event or Influence: 2001 No Child Left Behind Act
Key health issues
This law was signed into law by George W. Bush on January 8, 2002 (Frontline, 2013). This law is a check point or educational average that measures improvement or decline in student ability through grades 3-8 annually in math and reading (Frontline, 2013). The key issue is children need to be as healthy as possible to perform to the best of his or her ability in school.
The perspective that all children are important and education should be available to all
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Informal consultation is an excellent opportunity to suggest and support actions to promote health integration into the community after an individual’s diagnosis (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2012). Programs that foster providing supplies and cost-effective ways to obtain insulin/syringes are also worthwhile for some communities.
How did this event (or influence) advance community and public health nursing?

Influences for the advancement of diabetes came in the creation of, and opportunity through the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to create a position of Associate Director for Diabetes (Library of congress, n.d.). Soon after campaigns increased awareness, and focused on specific “at risk” groups in the community. Prevention became the new goal for an epidemic no longer “hidden” from public view (Stegman, S., (n.d.).

Event or Influence: 1974 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Act (SIDS)
Key health issues
This act was passed to provide a program of distribution of research and information to the public. The education for the public is that babies less than six months can be affected and prevention methods are encouraged. Babies are at higher risk if placed on their stomach to sleep, with soft bedding, and on to soft surfaces.
The goal is to make known prevention methods to be implemented in this mysterious and deadly condition to

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