Throughout the course you are required to apply Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns (GFHP)—a comprehensive assessment tool—that reflects the health patterns of individuals, families, and communities.

Project Overview:

You will use this tool (GFHP) to collect and collate data about a family chosen by you to complete the following activities:

  • Assessment of the health patterns in the family using a health promotion model
  • A summary of your findings from Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns Tool
  • Development and discussion of strategies to enhance the family’s health status with educational resources
  • A discussion of complementary strategies that can be used by the family


For this module, in a 1- to 2-page essay, complete the following activities:

  • Identify a family with at least four members. Try to select a family with a cultural or ethnic background that is different from your own.
  • Provide a rationale for choosing this family that has health issues in need of intervention.
  • Choose a Health Promotion Model that will guide your work with the family.

Support your findings with examples and scholarly references. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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