Nursing (Community P 9)



(Note from me: The part that I want you to work on now is to help me responds to one post from a colleague. I have attached the post so read it and give a respond to the post. Just a page or less will be fine as long as it meets the discussion)



  • Work in your Community Assessment groups and identify one health risk for that particular community (Baltimore county).

Do the following:

Use the group discussion board to have a dialogue among your group members. Post your response and to help you come up with the answer to this question (include the use of evidence, then post your final answers in the group assignment tab.

  • Respond to at least (1) of your colleague’s postings over the course of the week to continue the dialogue.












Based on information gathered from our informants and secondary data on our community, one of the health issues identified was substance abuse in the community. A motor vehicle accident is a risk that can be related to this issue.

Using the intervention wheel method approach, screening intervention is what I recommend as the most suitable public health intervention for our community health risk. Screening quickly assesses the severity of substance use and identifies the appropriate level of treatment (SAMHSA,2021). This screening intervention will also address related issues like homelessness, motor vehicle accidents, gun violence, and crime-related.

The evidence-based psychosocial intervention has been approved to be the most effective intervention for drug abuse. A research literature review is taken from PubMed, and some specific journals substantiate those psychosocial interventions for substance dependence can promote behavior change (Jhaniee, 2014).

They can be implemented individually or in groups and delivered by a range of volunteer health workers or students. We can also collaborate with self-service groups like the Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) programs and some therapeutic communities that serve drug addiction victims.


Jhanjee S. (2014). Evidence-based psychosocial interventions in substance use. Indian journal of psychological medicine36(2), 112–118.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (2021). Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment.  Department of Health and Human Service.