Paper on a Contemporary Public Health Issue

    Paper on a Contemporary Public Health Issue

    Students will integrate literature accessed from reliable epidemiological and research databases to synthesize information pertaining to public health practice. Read three published journal articles on one public health issue. For each article, describe the target population, determinants of health, health disparities, and methods of health promotion (i.e. counseling, education, screening, policy enforcement) to address this issue. Length of paper will range between 3 to 5 pages. Please include a reference page using APA format citing literature from the past 5 years.

    Outstanding (13-15 points): This paper integrates peer-reviewed journal articles that are relevant to a specific public health issue. The paper offers a clear description of the target population for each journal article. The next part of the paper clearly identifies and describes biological/physiological and/or psychosocial determinants of health for each target population across the journal articles. The paper then critically reflects on the implications of identified health determinants on health disparities and offers examples of potential health disparities that currently exist and/or could potentially arise. Last part of the paper offers feasible recommendations for future health promotion efforts to address these health disparities.

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