“TOPIC: Benchmark – Part A: Population Health Research and PICOT Statement
In this course, you will be completing a 2-part assignment in which you conduct research about a population of focus, develop a PICOT statement, and write a Literature Review. The PICOT statement and Literature Review you write in this course can be used for your evidence-based practice project in the next course so be sure to select an issue you want to continue working on in your next course.
PICOT (Population/Problem, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome, and Time to achieve the outcome) is a method that helps clarify the qualities needed to create a good question out of a practice issue or problem affecting the population of focus. Additionally, the information derived from a good PICOT makes it easier to perform a literature search in order to find translational research sources that can be used to address the clinical problem.
Use a national, state or local population health care database to research indicators of disparity. Choose a mortality/morbidity indicator to identify a clinical problem or issue that you want to explore pertaining to a population of focus. Use this indicator to begin to formulate a PICOT and conduct research on the population.
Write a 800-1,000-word paper that analyzes your research and focuses on the population you have chosen. Describe the population’s demographics and health concerns, and explain how nursing science, health determinants, and epidemiologic, genomic, and genetic data may impact population health management for the selected population. Provide an overview of a potential solution for solving the health issue related to your population and the intended PICOT statement. Describe how the solution incorporates health policies and goals that support health care equity for the population of focus.
You are required to cite four to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.
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STUDY MATERIALS
Review Chapter 20 in Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession. URL: https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/jones-and-bartlett/2016/advanced-practice-nursing_essential-knowledge-for-the-profession_3e.php   
Read Chapters 2-4 in Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness.   URL: https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/jones-and-bartlett/2015/population-health_creating-a-culture-of-wellness_2e.php  
Read Chapter 7 in Advanced Nursing Research: From Theory to Practice.  URL: https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/jones-and-bartlett/2015/advanced-nursing-research_from-theory-to-practice_2e.php   Read “”Epigenetics and Understanding the Impact of Social Determinants of Health,”” by Notterman and Mitchell, from Pediatric Clinics of North America (2015).   URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4555996/  
Explore the United States Census Bureau website. URL: https://www.census.gov/  Explore the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. URL: http://www.bls.gov/   
Explore the World Health Organization (WHO) website. URL: http://who.int/en/  Explore the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.  URL: http://www.cdc.gov/   
Explore the websites of your state and county Departments of Health and access mortality and morbidity data. The link to the Arizona Department of Health Services website is provided, but students living in other states should access their county and state departments.    URL: http://www.azdhs.gov/