This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcome (CO).
- CO6: Utilize a systems-based and collaborative approach to address factors that influence the health of a community and population health problems. (PO2)
Visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MyEnvironment site at http://www.epa.gov/myenvironment (Links to an external site.), and enter your city and state, ZIP code, or location into the location box.
Choose one of the topic areas.
- My Health
- My Climate
- My Air
- My Water
Then, click on the boxes under the Map Contents menu to add data into the map on specific topics. Explore the site to learn more about your environment and things that might be impacting the health of its citizens.
- Identify something new you learned about your environment and how it could be affecting health by completing this statement, “I didn’t know _____.”
- How could you, in the role of a community health nurse, address these concerns?
Optional: For more environmental health information, you can also visit the following resources.
- Environmental health tracking: https://ephtracking.cdc.gov/InfoByLocation/ (Links to an external site.)
- Air quality: http://www.airnow.gov (Links to an external site.)
- Toxic release inventory: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program
On the basis of information provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding my county, New York, I didn’t know that infants born at low birth weight are usually at a substantially high risk of experiencing physical as well as developmental health problems. They are also more likely to die in the first year of life in comparison to infants of normal birth weight. In this view, I have learned that the developmental problems of infants born with low weight usually exact a considerable emotional and financial toll owing to the needed increased levels of medical, parental and educational care. Most of the infants born with low birth weights are typically born prematurely (United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2018). However, some may be victims of fetal growth restrictions due to a wide range of factors including tobacco smoke exposure, hypertension, and inadequate weight gain during pregnancy among other factors (Nies & McEwen, 2015)…..Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5