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.