Read Chapter 3 in the textbook, Community as Partner:
Theory and Practice in Nursing.
Read Chapters 12, 13, and 24 in the textbook, Public Health Nursing: Population-centered Health Care in the Community.
Navigate to the threaded discussion below and respond to the following:
•Conduct a search to identify the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in your selected geographic community.
•Based upon your findings, select one communicable or chronic disease of public health concern within the identified geographic community, and apply the epidemiological triangle or web of causation to explain the epidemiology of that disease process.
•From a population-focused perspective, what is the impact of the selected chronic or communicable disease you have identified? Explain your response.
•Identify and describe intervention strategies for this disease from the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention.
•Specific to your selected disease, discuss how surveillance of epidemiological health data serve to promote the health of a population and prevent illness.
Utilize a minimum of two current scholarly sources, correctly cited and referenced, to support your information. You may use your textbook as one of these sources.