Environmental Health of the Community

Clinical Activity Overview
Research has shown that consumption of fish is an important part of a healthy diet because fish contain protein
and essential nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids, and are low in saturated fats. However, fish can also contain
many environmental toxins, so there are limitations on how much fish a person can safely eat.
You will be creating and presenting a health promotion poster at a local event such as a health fair,
education/school fair, or another event approved by your instructor.
You should develop an informational health promotion teaching poster focused on safe consumption of fish in the
diet, balancing the health benefits of eating fish with the risks of toxins in various kinds of fish. Additionally, you
should choose a population of focus such as pregnant women, children, and/or healthy adults, and discuss fish
that are most commonly consumed in your region.
The poster should be professional, creative, and compelling; it should also use current and evidence-based
resources and target the intended audience. Basic epidemiologic principles should also be included.
You should participate in the event with your informational health promotion poster, maintaining professional
standards while at the event (e.g., hygiene, clothing, name tag, demeanor, etc.)
Once you have participated in the event, you should submit a) a digital copy of the poster and b) a 2-page
reflection paper (approximately 500 words) that addresses Competencies #1 and #6, detailing your perception of
the poster presentation session. You should note such impressions as the overall response of the audience, what
went well, what could have been done differently, and what changes did the poster need to make it more
informative for your audience.

Applies the public health nursing process to communities, systems, individuals, and families.

Effectively communicates with communities, systems, individuals, families and colleagues.

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