Explain how the targeted community or population’s health status has changed within the past 10 years
Introduction to Selected Public Health Issue In Milestone One, you will select an intervention and its corresponding health topic and then frame this topic as a public health issue. This milestone is graded with the Final Project Milestone One Rubric and is due at the end of Module Two. Prompt You can use the optional Public Health Issues Analysis Tool (located in Module Two of your course) to guide you in the process of identifying and analyzing public health issues. Please do not submit this tool for grading; it is intended solely as a tool to help you organize the required information for your report. The following critical elements must be addressed:
Introduction to Selected Public Health Issue a) Identify and summarize an intervention related to a public health issue. (Approximately 1 page)
- Please identify your public health intervention by using either one Healthy People implementation story from HealthyPeople.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
. · When summarizing the public health intervention, include all of the following: o Prevention Level: Using the CDC Prevention document, describe the main prevention level used by the intervention (e.g., primary, secondary, tertiary). Examine the science of the prevention level using evidence and examples.
o Health Service Delivered: Determine the main public health service delivered (from the CDC’s 10 Essential Public Health Services)
Explain how the service fulfills a core function of public health. § Notes: Focus on the specific issue that the intervention addressed, not the organization. Also, make certain to frame the intervention in terms of population or community health (not healthcare, medicine, or individual patients). 10 Essential Services of Public Health
- Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
- Diagnose and investigate health problems and hazards in the community.
- Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
- Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems. 5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community efforts.
- Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
- Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of healthcare when unavailable.
- Assure a competent public and personal healthcare workforce
- Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
- Research innovative solutions to health problems Table 2 b) Discuss your issue’s significance to public health. (Approximately 2 pages) · Identify one Healthy People topic area that connects to the intervention. You may find a list of topic areas on HealthyPeople.gov by visiting the “Topic & Objectives” tab. ○ Note: Sometimes, multiple topic areas are aligned to the same intervention. For example, if the intervention topic focuses on childhood obesity, the following topic areas could be relevant: nutrition and weight status, physical fitness, and diabetes. Select only one topical area.
- Review the topic area’s main page (i.e., only the “Overview” tab—which is the default). If provided, explore the list of sources on this page provided as hyperlinks or detailed in the reference list (if available for free in the library or online). Continue to explore this topic area until you can address the following: o Identify the population or community that was the focus of the intervention. Describe the shared characteristics among this population or community and whether these characteristics were merely geographical or included other characteristics (e.g., demographics). o Describe why this population or community was identified as needing public health services. o Please include data or evidence to support your claims.
Discuss how your selected issue has evolved to its current state. (Approximately 2 pages) o Using peer-reviewed journals from the library, research the topic area as it relates to the population or community. Try to find a few sources published at different times over the past 10 years (e.g., three different sources published in 2019, 2015, and 2017). o Summarize the progression in public health efforts within the past 10 years with respect to the targeted population or community. Consider the following: · Discuss how long the issue has been a problem for the community or population, and whether it is recent or ongoing.
Explain how the targeted community or population’s health status has changed within the past 10 years, and whether it has improved or worsened.
Guidelines for Submission: Please use APA style (seventh edition) for formatting your Final Project Milestone One paper (APA-style title page, reference list, intext citations, etc.). For the body of your paper, it is recommended that you use different heading levels to connote specific sections and subsections. You may review the Final Project Suggested Headings Outline (located in Module Two of your course) for informational purposes. Your submission should be approximately 5 to 6 pages in length (excluding title page, reference list, and any appendices) with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins