(Solved) Public Health

(Solved) Public Health

Policy Project and Presentation

40% of course grade

 

The problem-solving paradigm is well known to public health practitioners and public health agencies.  This approach is different from the clinical approach in the sense that instead of thinking in terms of patients, a public health practitioner thinks in terms of populations and instead of making clinical diagnoses, public health practitioners make community diagnoses.  Public health practitioners have had a great impact on populations through effective public health interventions.  Public health practitioners might not be visibly in touch with the patients but their fingers are always on the pulse of the population, through organized community based efforts, epidemiological data, health surveys, and longitudinal studies.  They use the evidence so generated for proper health care planning and instituting preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services in the community.

 

The public health problem-solving paradigm includes the following steps:

  1. Defining the problem
  2. Measuring the magnitude of the problem
  3. Developing a conceptual framework for the key determinants of the problem, including the biologic, demographic, socio-cultural, economic, environmental, health system (access to and organization of health care services), and political determinants.
  4. Develop a new public health policy based upon the Healthy People 2020 topics that is aligned with a specific objective.
  5. Address the ethical aspects of the new policy and provide a sound rationale for its implementation.
  6. Identifying and developing intervention and prevention strategies

 

Working in groups (2-3 people) your assignment is to choose a health-related topic from the Healthy People 2020 list of objectives and implement the public health problem-solving paradigm to develop a new public health policy.

 

Papers should be no more than 5-8 double-spaced typed pages, using APA 6th edition guidelines for citations and format.  This includes using 12-point font and 1-inch margins.  Please use the template on the next page to guide your writing.

 

The oral presentation should be at 10-15 minutes in length and include a brief overview of your paper. The majority of your presentation will involve your group pitching your policy to the class.  This is your opportunity to be creative, use whatever means to sell your policy to your stakeholders (classmates)  Be prepared for a short question and answer session following your presentation.  Please use the template on the next page to guide your presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy Paper Template Points Available Points Earned
Section I.  Defining the Problem 7.5  
Clearly stated the problem    
Defined any terminology necessary to understand the problem    
Section II.  Magnitude of the Problem 7.5  
Identified at least (5) five statistics about the prevalence of the problem    
Current data included from Healthy People 2020 (baseline and target levels)    
Section III.  Key Determinants 10  
Identified at least (5) reasons why the problem exists    
Each reason is a different determinant (biological, economic, cultural, political, etc.)    
Section IV.  Healthy People 2020 Objective 5  
Healthy People Topic and Objective are clearly stated    
Section V.  New Policy Proposal 20  
Policy proposal is original and new (not currently being done)    
Policy proposal aligns with the Healthy People Objective    
Policy proposal is realistic and well conceptualized    
Section VI.  Considerations 25  
Economic:  who will pay for policy implementation and maintenance?    
Individual Liberty:  Does this policy infringe upon any individual’s autonomy?    
Social Justice:  Does this policy increase or decrease social justice?    
Other:  Include any other consideration that is relevant    
Section VII.  Conclusion 7.5  
Clearly stated the problem and policy proposal (again)    
A strong and persuasive statement about why policy should be implemented    
Spelling and Grammar 5  
All spelling and grammar are correct, including punctuation    
APA Format 5  
Citations and references are in APA 6th edition format    
References 5  
At least (5) five references from credible sources    
Title Page 2.5  
Includes title of paper, student name, course, semester, and instructor’s name    
Total 100  
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oral Presentation Template Points Available Points Earned
Slide One:  Title Slide 2.5  
Includes the title of the project, your name, course, semester, and instructor’s name    
Slide Two:  Defining the Problem 2.5  
Clearly stated the problem    
Defined any terminology necessary to understand the problem    
Slide Three – Four:  Magnitude of the Problem 2.5  
Identified at least (3) three statistics about the prevalence of the problem    
Current data included from Healthy People 2020 (baseline and target levels)    
Slide Five – Six:   Key Determinants 5  
Identified at least (3) three reasons why the problem exists    
Slide Seven:   Healthy People 2020 2.5  
Healthy People Topic and Objective are clearly stated    
Slide Seven – Eight:  Policy Proposal 25  
Clearly stated the policy proposal    
State how the policy addresses the Healthy People 2020 objective    
Slide Nine – Twelve:  Considerations 10  
Economic:  who will pay for policy implementation and maintenance?    
Individual Liberty:  Does this policy infringe upon any individual’s autonomy?    
Social Justice:  Does this policy increase or decrease social justice?    
Other:  Include any other consideration that is relevant    
Slide Thirteen:  Conclusion 15  
A strong and persuasive statement about why policy should be implemented    
Spelling and Grammar  5  
All spelling and grammar are correct, including punctuation    
Citations 2.5  
Work is referenced accurately and clearly    
Visual Presentation 15  
Presentation is creative and visually appealing    
Clarity 5  
Three points per slide – easy to follow and not text dense    
Voice Projection and Eye Contact 5  
Spoke to class in a clear and sound voice and made good eye contact    
Length 2.5  
At least 8 minutes in length    
Total 100  
     

 

 

 

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