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Your Assignment

Choose a topic you are interested in. For example,
  • Smoking cessation among teens,
  • Diabetes prevention in Hispanics/African Americans,
  • Endocrine disruption in children,
  • High blood pressure in African Americans,
  • Stress in police officers.
Get specific on the issue at hand. Find original research articles in a journal that talk about your topic and explain a method or programs that have worked in the community to address this health issue. You must locate the studies in a health promotion journal, or other related medical or nursing journals. Write a brief overview describing the following:
Introduction- (1/2 to 1 page) Give a brief background on your health topic and the population you would like to target. Report the incidence/prevalence rates of this issue, health risks associated with the health behavior and provide this from scholarly literature, trustworthy websites and statistical evidence. This can be at a national, state or local level. Please cite your sources throughout the paper in APA style.


Health programs- (2-3 pages) Describe the program or programs that have been effective in addressing this health topic. Give examples of interventions from your sources/research. Review and summarize evidence-based literature on prevention programs with respect to your health topic.


Summary- (1/2 to 1 page) Discuss strengths and weaknesses of the program/s. What did you like about the program or programs? What would you have done differently?


The paper -should be 3-5 pages in length not including the title page or references page.

Suggested List of Populations

  • Elderly
  • Mentally ill
  • Adolescents
  • Veterans
  • Homeless
  • Law enforcement
  • Immigrants
  • Athletes (college or professional)
  • Deaf community
  • Women
  • Men
  • Any ethnic group

Statistical Reference Sources in the Library