Epidemiological Triangle

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Epidemiology can be described as the study, of the health, of a given population or community (Center for Disease Control, 2016). Epidemiology is the basis of community health practice with community health nurses using epidemiology to focus on health disparities and health promotion in the community (Nies & McEwen, 2015). In this post, I will use a health concern discovered in my community during week one’s assignment, which was increased risk of cardiovascular disease in Warren County New Jersey adults, to illustrate the eco-social epidemiology when applied to this nursing diagnosis. The epidemiological triangle involves the three elements of: agent, host, and environment (Nies & McEwen, 2015). Using my diagnosis of increased

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