Community Health Needs Assessment Research Paper

Community Health Needs Assessment
This paper examines the teenage pregnancy aggregate and the dangers of unprotected sex.
# 116887 | 788 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US


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Description:

This paper first examines two prioritized healthcare needs of the teenage pregnancy aggregate population, prenatal care and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. The paper then examines unprotected sex and sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers. Included in the paper, is a survey by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Table of Contents:
Community Health Needs Assessment
Healthcare Needs
- Prenatal Care
- Unprotected Sex and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Description of Assessment Tool
Conclusion
Teenage Pregnancy Assessment Tool
References

From the Paper:

"Adolescent pregnancy remains a major public concern because of its impact on maternal-child health. Fertility in young girls is the subject of special attention, as the issue of pregnancy increases significantly the medical, psychological, and social risks of both mother and child (Swanson and Nies, 1998). As a result, Team D has identified inadequate prenatal care and the consequences of unprotected sex as two important healthcare needs of pregnant adolescents."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. (2004). Genital herpes-CDC Fact sheet. Retrieved on October 5, 2006 from: http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm#Whatis
  • Discovery Health. (2003). Teens, sex and STD's. Retrieved October 7, 2006 from: http://health.discovery.com/centers-teen-relationships-sexstds.shtml
  • Halpern-Felsher, B., Millstein, S., Ofner, S., Ott, M (June 2006). Greater expectations: Adolescents positive motivations for sex. Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health. Vol 38 Issue 2, p84-89.
  • Mauer, F.A., & Smith, C.M. (2005). Community/Public Health Nursing Practice: Health for Families and Populations (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  • Moss, Tamarah. (2003). Adolescent pregnancy and childbearing in the United States. A Concise Summary of Teen Pregnancy and Birth Statistics. Washington, D.C. Advocates for Youth. Retrieved November 21, 2008 from: http://www.solutionsforamerica.org/healthyfam/teenage-pregnancy.html

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Community Health Needs Assessment (2009, October 29) Retrieved December 22, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/research-paper/community-health-needs-assessment-116887/

MLA Format

"Community Health Needs Assessment" 29 October 2009. Web. 22 December. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/research-paper/community-health-needs-assessment-116887/>

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