Health Promotion Plan Presentation

Health Promotion Plan Presentation

Build a slide presentation (PowerPoint preferred) of the hypothetical health promotion plan you developed in the first assessment. Then, implement your health promotion plan by conducting a hypothetical face-to-face educational session addressing the health concern and health goals of your selected group. How would you set goals for the session, evaluate session outcomes, and suggest possible revisions to improve future sessions?

Professional Context

Health education is any combination of learning experiences designed to help community individuals, families, and aggregates improve their health by increasing knowledge or influencing attitudes (WHO, n.d.). Education is key to health promotion, disease prevention, and disaster preparedness. The health indicator framework identified in Healthy People 2020 prompts action in health services accessibility, clinical preventive services, environmental quality, injury or violence prevention, maternal, infant, and child health, mental health, nutrition, substance abuse prevention, and tobacco use cessation or prevention.

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 3: Evaluate health policies, based on their ability to achieve desired outcomes.

Evaluate educational session outcomes in terms of progress made toward Healthy People 2020 goals and leading health indicators.

Competency 4: Integrate principles of social justice in community health interventions.

Evaluate educational session outcomes and the attainment of agreed-upon health goals in collaboration with participants.

Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly communication strategies to lead health promotion and improve population health.

Present a health promotion plan to an individual or group within a community.

Organize content with clear purpose/goals and with relevant and evidence-based sources (published within 5 years).

Slides are easy to read and error free. Detailed audio and speaker notes are provided. Audio is clear, organized, and professionally presented.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). (n.d.). Healthy People 2020. Retrieved from

Flanders, S. A. (2018). Effective patient education: Evidence and common sense. Medsurg Nursing, 27(1), 5558.

Note: This is the second part of a two-part assessment. You must complete Assessment 1 before completing this assessment.


For this assessment, you will conclude the clinical learning activity you began in Assessment 1. (Please referr to the end of the instruction for assessment 1)

You will resume the role of a community nurse tasked with addressing the specific health concern in your community. This time, you will present, via educational outreach, the hypothetical health promotion plan you developed in Assessment 1 to your fictitious audience. In this hypothetical scenario, you will simulate the presentation as though it would be live and face-to-face. You must determine an effective teaching strategy, communicate the plan with professionalism and cultural sensitivity, evaluate the objectives of the plan, revise the plan as applicable, and propose improvement for future educational sessions. To engage your audience, you decide to develop a PowerPoint presentation with voice-over and speaker notes to communicate your plan.


Complete the following:

Prepare a 10 slide PowerPoint presentation with a voice-over and detailed speaker notes that reflects your hypothetical presentation. This presentation is the implementation of the plan you created in Assessment 1. The speaker notes should be a transcript of the voice-over (please refer to the PowerPoint tutorial).

Simulate the hypothetical face-to-face educational session addressing the health concern and health goals of your selected community individual or group.

Imagine collaborating with the hypothetical participant(s) in setting goals for the session, evaluating session outcomes, and suggesting possible revisions to improve future sessions.


Support your plan with at least three professional or scholarly references, published within the last 5 years, which may include peer-reviewed articles, course study resources, and Healthy People 2020 resources.


The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the assessment scoring guide, so be sure to address each point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

Present your health promotion plan to your hypothetical audience.

Tailor the presentation to the needs of your hypothetical audience.

Adhere to scholarly and disciplinary writing standards and APA formatting requirements.

Evaluate educational session outcomes and the attainment of agreed-upon health goals in collaboration with participants.

Which aspects of the session would you change?

How might those changes improve future outcomes?

Evaluate educational session outcomes in terms of progress made toward Healthy People 2020 goals and leading health indicators.

What changes would you recommend to better align the session with Healthy People 2020 goals and leading health indicators?

Organize content with clear purpose/goals and with relevant and evidence-based sources (published within 5 years).


Health Promotion Plan: SIDS


Loss of life at an early age continues to trouble society in general and the medical community. Despite all efforts, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome continues to claim thousands of childrens lives across the globe. The emotional impact of losing children is extensive for the parents and despite research efforts. Considering the death of the child occurs as they sleep and is prominent before they reach one year. SIDS has been attributed to specific risk factors, from the behaviors of the parents to clinical complications that arise once the child is born. The goal of this paper is to provide a health promotion plan for parents and medical professionals on how best to prevent cases of infants dying at such an early age. This discussion will review the population data, prevalence rates, intervention plans, and goals of the program.

Population Affected 

According to Moon (2016), about 3,500 infants die in the US annually from sleep-related deaths that include SIDS. In 2017, SIDS rates stood at 35 deaths for every 100,000 live births in the US, which is a statistical decline from 1990 but has not reduced substantively (Moon, 2016). Recommendations made to improve infant sleeping environments and parental obligations to improve the health of infants have continued to be provided.

SIDS is not a medical problem that presents with symptoms but has precursor elements that increase risk factors for infant deaths. Goldstein et al. (2016) analyzed US mortality records to identify the postneonatal mortality rates to identify the correlation with risk factors. Problems associated with congenital disabilities and respiratory complications were compared against SIDS-related deaths (Goldstein, Trachtenberg, Sens, Harty, & Kinney, 2016). The findings from the study indicate a trend that identifies changes in the sleep environment and neonatal parental behavior as significant impact factors.

Essentially, newborns are at risk, and a study by Thompson et al. (2017) was conducted to verify the correlation between breastfeeding and SIDS. The study draws findings from 2267 SIDS cases while relying on a control population of 6837 control infants (Thompson, et al., 2017). Ideally, infants with more than two months of breastfeeding were at a lower risk but did not necessarily mean the child was protected. 

Analyzing Best Practices for Reducing SIDS 

Dealing with SIDS requires an understanding of the risk factors that increase its likelihood. These factors include premature birth, late prenatal care, maternal smoking, and low birth weight. Studies indicate that infants born to minority groups and male infants are more predisposed to SIDS in comparison to other children below the age of 12 months. While dealing with SIDS has proven to be difficult considering it does not have to present symptoms, it is essential to engage in safe practices aimed at reducing risks.

Postnatal clinics are equipped with nursing staff and doctors who offer postnatal medical advice. Some of the effective strategies provided recommend that a baby should sleep on their back and use a firm mattress. Parents should avoid sleeping in the same bed with an infant but be in the same room. Getting vaccine shots also reduces the chances of disease and infections, and the medical professionals advocate for infants to get the appropriate medication. It is essential to avoid covering up the baby too much to prevent overheating, and the use of fluffy blankets and soft objects is discouraged. Getting an infant checked for any complications is also a mitigation strategy aimed at identifying underlying comorbidities and significant risks for the infant to suffer from SIDS. Minority communities can benefit more from engaging with medical providers to understand better how they should approach the situation.

Health Promotion Plan

This health plan will focus on young parents and, in particular, Susan. She is a 19-year-old female who is pregnant and will deliver in the next six weeks. Currently, she is a habitual smoker but is undergoing rehabilitation on advice from her doctor. She is employed and is of African-American descent, and the interview conducted was aimed at sensitizing her on SIDS and how best she can avoid adverse outcomes for her infant. The goals set for this particular session were achieved as follows: 
Contact Person: Susan Maryanne
Phone and email: [email protected]
Date of meeting: April 6th
Problem: Increased risk of SIDS for the infant
Goal: To avoid further loss of life attributed to SIDS by eliminating associated risk factors in good time.

Specific: Young parents fail to recognize the high risk of SIDS for their newborn infants based on their minimal experience with children. Loss of life and emotional stress that comes from the loss of a baby has increased when causes are unknown for the parents involved. Their intervention plans include: educating young parents on SIDS, advocating for cessation of maternal smoking, proper training on postures for babies as they sleep, and advocating for prolonged breastfeeding. Prenatal and postnatal clinic sessions will be held weekly on Wednesdays for all mothers to raise awareness.

Maternal Clinic

Location: Minnesota Mercy, 330 North 7th Street, Room 205
Wednesdays @ 10:00 am 30 minutes group sessions for all in attendance

Measurable: Logs on maternal deaths and updates on infant routines by parents will be maintained for the first year of the baby.
Attainable: Classes are offered for free and individual sessions are available for new parents. 
Realistic: By reducing risk factors, the prevalence of SIDS will reduce drastically. 
Time-Bound: Goal to have deaths reduce by 25% in the next two years from the group attending sessions. 


Infants have been lost to multiple medical problems, but the issue of SIDS surpasses most in the number of cases. Reducing risk factors increases the likelihood of survival for infants, and implementing this plan will educate society. The goals of this plan will be attainable by providing necessary information to parents who will act to reduce the prevalence rate of SIDS.

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