For this discussion, let’s focus on understanding the basics of the marketplace so that we can provide accurate information for our patients and communities.
Affordable Care Act (ACA) – Please explore the healthcare marketplace website at https://www.healthcare.gov/.
Choose the Get Answers tab towards the top of the page.
A. Review several of the topics under this tab and share something that you learned about how the marketplace works and how this would apply to those in your community (BY THE WAY: I LIVE IN THE CITY OF SOUTH EL MONTE, CALIFORNIA 91733 COMMUNITY).
The Affordable Care Act is a controversial topic, and I’m sure there are many different viewpoints represented in our class. For this discussion, let’s focus on understanding the basics of the marketplace so that we can provide accurate information for our patients and communities.
QUESTION 2: Visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MyEnvironment site at https://www.epa.gov/myenvironment and enter your city and state or zip code into the location box.
Explore the site to learn more about your environment and things that might be impacting the health of its citizens.
A. Identify something new you learned about your environment and how it could be affecting health by completing this statement, “I didn’t know _____.”
B. How could you, in the role of a community health nurse, address these concerns?
C. What can a community health nurse do to help ensure a clean and safe environment?
Consider the many types of pollutants that may be prevalent in your area. Access the EPA web site as indicated above and research the site to learn more about the impact of environmental pollutants on your local community. Be sure to document the reference.
The correct reference for the above web site is as follows:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2011). Envirofacts. Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/enviro/