Healthiest Nation In One Generation Analysis

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Introduction Hi, I’m Myrna Montoya, and I have been a nurse for more than 22 years. Nursing is my third profession. I was a schoolteacher and a consultant in training and development in my past life. When I got my diploma in nursing from Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing in Teaneck, NJ, I gave myself five years to link the three “me’s” into one “me”. On the fourth year of working as a staff nurse, I was offered a nurse educator position in the Education and Practice department in the Medical Center where I worked. I held the position for 19 years until I have to go on medical leave. When I was ready to go back to work, I started a new job as Quality Manager in a community hospital in East Orange New Jersey. In 2015, an opportunity …show more content…
The first video captured in bullets what people in the community associate with public health. Public health is viewed in the air quality we breathe, the water we drink, and food on our table. As one pedestrian quoted, “Public health is controlling factors that control your body”. I interpreted this quote as a reference to the social determinants of health, those that are within our control that will advance the goal of the second video, to pave the way for the “Healthiest Nation in One Generation”. Unlike the first video, where multiple people’s views were presented, the second video, on the other hand, is a personal narrative that captured what the first video described within a larger context. In essence, people, whether collectively or individually, the message is clear - public health affects all of us, it is all around us, and as the second video illustrated, it affects birth; from birth, to …show more content…
Community/population nursing implements the Core Functions of Public Health (assessment, assurance, and policy development) by integrating their clinical knowledge and their understanding of the entire population and its health and illnesses and communicates that knowledge to health planners and policy makers. Nurses promote public health through nursing interventions, programs, and advocacy and focus on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health, and maintenance of the health of populations (apha.org,

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