Assignment 5: Scholarly Paper – Strategies for Community Health Promotion | Value 30%
Due Date: Negotiable, however, it is recommended that you work through both Sections I and II, prior to completing work on this assignment.


The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student with an opportunity to develop a health promotion program and relate strategies of community planning, implementation and evaluation to the community diagnosis identified in Assignment 2. Please note you are not expected to carry out the health promotion program that you develop.

Choose one of the following to complete this assignment:

Based on the community diagnosis you developed in Assignment 2, (a) develop an outline for a program to meet the identified need, including goals and objectives, and (b) compare and contrast the strengths and limitations of two approaches for influencing community change in the direction of health which would be appropriate in developing the proposed program (e.g., behavioral / lifestyle, socio-environmental approach) and which need to be considered in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the program. Discuss the role of the community health nurse related to each of the approaches and in relation to the planned program.


Based on the community diagnosis you developed in Assignment 2, (a) develop an outline for a program to meet the identified need and (b) develop a proposal for obtaining funding for the program. The proposal should include goals and objectives for the proposed program; a description of the target aggregate/group; rationale for the approach to be utilized (e.g., behavioral / lifestyle, socio-environmental approach); a description of the “players” who will be involved in program planning, implementation and evaluation and their roles: proposed evaluation strategies; and, a budget for the program.

Marking Criteria

All aspects of the assignment as outlined are clearly addressed.

Critical analysis and synthesis of ideas is evident.

Ideas are develop logically and presented in an organized, clear, and concise manner.

Paper will build on course content and will reflect use of resources beyond those included in the course study guide.

APA (6th. ed.) scholarly format – limit of 12 pages (excluding title and reference pages).
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Course Textbooks
Stamler, L. L., & Yiu. L. (Eds.). (2012). Community health nursing: A Canadian perspective (3nd ed.). Toronto: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
Vollman, A. R., Anderson, E. T., & McFarlane, J. (2012). Canadian community as partner: Theory and practice in nursing (3nd ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Butterfield, P.G. (2002). Upstream reflections on environmental health: An abbreviated history and framework for action [Electronic version]. ANS, 25(1), 32-50.
College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. (2008, September). Primary health care. Retrieved from
Community Health Nurses Association of Canada. (2011). Community health nursing standards of practice. Retrieved
Hamilton, N., & Bhatti, T. (1996, February). Population health promotion: An integrated model of population health and health promotion.Retrieved May 31, 2005, from Public Health Agency of Canada Web site:
Jonas, S. (2003). Talking about health and wellness with patients: Integrating health promotion and disease prevention in your practice.Retrieved May 31, 2005 from
Ontario Health Promotion Resource System. (n.d.). HP-101 Health promotion on-line course. Retrieved July 12, 2005 from
Public Health Agency of Canada. (1986). Ottawa charter for health promotion: An international conference on health promotion. Retrieved May 03, 2005 from
Public Health Agency of Canada. (2002). What is the population health approach? Retrieved May 31, 2005 from