The paper should be a minimum of 6 pages and should use a minimum of 5 peer reviewed journal articles. In Week 1 you have been provided with pointers to guide you in developing the final paper. You must have followed them and developed your paper by this time.
An error-free document helps to convey your thoughts and intent more completely.
Use the following pointers to guide you in developing your paper:
- Provide a clear, specific, definition of your topic. For example, your topic can be on CHD, obesity, or smoking.
- How does this topic or health behavior relate to the leading health indicators/focus areas/goals of Healthy People 2020 document? This document can be found at Healthy People 2020
- How is this topic or behavior relevant to community health? How is this topic relevant to other national health campaigns or national health initiatives?
- If you are writing about a health behavior, what is the prevalence of this behavior in the United States and your state? Does prevalence differ by gender, race, age, socioeconomic status? Provide some statistics here.
- Describe the significance of this topic/health behavior in America today. Discuss any diseases and/or societal problems caused by this behavior. Are there any financial costs or costs to society associated with this topic/behavior?
- Describe the risk factors associated with this topic/behavior. What factors lead to this health behavior or disease?
- How can the risk factors be controlled or prevented? How can the negative outcomes be prevented? What are the current recommendations for preventing premature morbidity/mortality in this area? Are there any programs that have shown to be effective in the literature?
Please identify a minimum of three organizations or healthcare agencies either nationally or locally that provide programs, funding, or resources to address this issue
Before submitting your paper, do the following:
- Check your document carefully with an eye for detail.
- Proofread your document carefully, making sure that there are no errors pertaining to: noun-verb agreement, pronouns, quotation marks, voice (active versus passive), sentence structure, and commas.
- Check the format, text, headings, running heads, citations, and endnotes for completeness and inclusion.
- Revise and rewrite your document before handing in your final draft. Include a brief one-page summary and reference list.