The Aggregate Group: Children and Adolescents Essay

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Adolescent health is a separate health topic for Healthy People 2020. Among the many health objectives to be achieved for Healthy People 2020; is to increase the amount of children and adolescents who have a positive connection with an adult (Burrus et al, 2012). Optimum health can be better achieved when children are under the care of a responsible adult. There are over 160 objectives directed towards adolescent health; from wellness checkups to serious violent incidents in public schools ( website, 2013).
Community health professionals have a unique opportunity to improve the health of community’s and their aggregates. Assessing the health needs is a first step in understanding how to improve the health risk and behaviors. There are challenges that may deter the community professionals from implementing a health needs plan. These challenges will be discussed in this paper. Facing these challenges will bring awareness and have a positive change for the community in need. Utilizing the nursing process will provide a strategy to promote health and empower the aggregate in the community (Syme, 2004).
The Aggregate Group
Children are our most valuable asset. The health, education and well-being are essential for the continued health of children in the community. When examining this aggregate group it is important to understand the community in which they are being raised. The ethnic, racial and…