Health Campaign – Part I
• Resources: Health Campaign grading criteria on the student Web site
• Read the following: Physical activity is one of many indicators of health defined in the most current version of Healthy People. A nearby community created a Get Out and Race in Racine campaign to respond to this indicator. Federal, state, and local agencies have suggested that communities assess how issues affect the community and specific target populations. As an advisor to the city council, you have been asked to recommend a possible response to a nationally identified health objective for your community.
• Choose a public health issue aligned with a nationally identified health objective. Examples include obesity, diabetes, and smoking.
• Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word analysis of the community and population using population health data sources needed to address this issue.
o Identify a specific issue and nationally identified health objective— Healthy People 2000 and so forth.
o Identify the federal, state, and local agencies tasked with addressing and managing this issue.
o Describe the models and systems used to determine and analyze this issue, including sources of data such as vital statistics, managed care data, and disease registries.
o Define the community and targeted population that the identified objective addresses, such as women, older adults, or African Americans.
o Describe the epidemiologic surveillance systems used for monitoring the issue.
o Analyze epidemiology tools within other areas of the health care system—risk assessment and trends in disease and health—needed to address this issue
• Reference your readings and at least three peer-reviewed articles.
• Format your paper according to APA standards.
This assignment is due in Week Three.