Disease Distribution and Management


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Short Answer

You are a healthcare administrator in a hospital and are contributing to a community health needs assessment (CHNA) for your county. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence/ , and complete the following: Note: Detailed instructions for the use of this site, titled “Instructions for SMART: BRFSS City and County Data,” is available in the Assessment materials, if needed.

1. From the pull-down menu, select the criteria for the desired health risk data, select MMSA: AL- TuscaloosaYear: 2012, and Category: Chronic Health Indicators.

2. Click on the questions to view the prevalence of each chronic disease. For example, to view the prevalence rate of heart attacks among Tuscaloosa residents, click on “Ever told you had a heart attack (myocardial infarction)?” to discover that 3.6% of Tuscaloosa residents report ever having suffered from a heart attack.

3. After viewing the data for each of the Chronic Health Indicators, scroll down and click on Overweight and Obesity (BMI) and then Weight Classification by Body Mass Index (BMI) to view obesity rates for Tuscaloosa.

4. Now, compare the prevalence of each chronic disease in Tuscaloosa to the prevalence in Alabama.


Based on the information you analyzed, respond to the following prompts:

· Identify 10 indicators to measure public health that you would use to develop a holistic picture of the health of the community in Tuscaloosa. Describe what each indicator measures, and justify its necessity for the CHNA. You should use a mix of socio-economic, disease, and clinical indicators. (2–3 sentences for each indicator)

· Explain how three stakeholders should be involved to ensure the entire spectrum of community needs is considered. (1–2 pages)

Your Response

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Sub-Competency 1: Analyze community health needs using public health and clinical data.
Learning Objective


Analyze indicators to measure public health.

Analysis of indicators to measure public health is missing. Response analyzes fewer than 10 indicators to measure public health.


Indicators are not appropriate to measure public health.

Response accurately and thoroughly analyzes 10 indicators to measure public health, and justifies its necessity for the CHNA.



Response represents a diverse mix of socio-economic, demographic, disease, and clinical indicators.


Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2,” plus the following:


Response includes a logical rationale on why each indicator was chosen.


Learning Objective 1.2:

Explain how stakeholders should be involved to ensure that community needs are considered.

Explanation of which stakeholders should be consulted is missing. Response vaguely explains how stakeholders should be involved to ensure that the entire spectrum of the community needs is considered or includes fewer than three stakeholders. Response accurately and thoroughly explains how at least three logical stakeholders that should be involved to ensure that the entire spectrum of community needs is considered. Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2,” plus the following:


Response explains how to engage the three stakeholders to get their input for the CHNA.

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