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Minnesota Public Health Interventions Wheel

  • illustrates how public health nurses improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and systems
  • evolved from the practice of public health nurses in Minnesota and consists of several components
  • defines the scope of public health nursing practice by type of intervention and level of practice


define "population"

  • a collection of individuals who have one or more personal or environmental characteristics in common


define "population of interest"

  • a population that is essentially healthy, but who could improve factors that promote or protect health. 


define "population at risk"

  • a population with a common identified risk factor or risk-exposure that poses a threat to health. 


public health interventions are population based if....

  • They focus on entire populations possessing similar health concerns or characteristics
  • Focusing on everyone actually or potentially impacted by the condition or who share a similar characteristic
  • Population-based interventions are not limited to only those who seek service or who are poor or otherwise vulnerable
  • Population-based planning always begins by identifying everyone who is in the population-of-interest or the population-at-risk.