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Healthy People Exercise

Select one of the Healthy People 2020  Leading Health Indicator topics and review the materials presented on the indicator topic you choose on the Healthy People 2020 website:

Indicators are organized under 12 topics. Choose one topic and 1 or 2 of the related indicators under it. Then address the following points related to your selections. Write your paper in a numbered question/answer format with the following numbered points as your heading for each question: 

1.  Briefly describe the problem indicating the “burden of disease” including morbidity and mortality and changes that have occurred in recent years.

2.  Briefly describe the course of the disease or condition using the concepts of incidence, prevalence and case-fatality. If these concepts are not relevant to your subject explain what they mean and why they are not relevant

3.  Identify at least two at-risk groups (those with an increased probability of developing and/or experiencing bad outcomes). Use the concept of relative risk and calculate or obtain relative risks to describe their probability of developing the condition or specific disease(s) relative to a specific low risk group.

4.  Identify 5-8 options for potential interventions to address the problem. For each of the options identify the primary focus in terms of When (Primary, secondary or tertiary prevention), Who (individual, at-risk group, population) and How (education, motivation, obligation, invention). Number each of the potential interventions. Identify each option then bullet or create a table giving your answers to When, Who and How for each option.

5.  From these potential interventions select 3 to 4 that you identify as most effective. Specifically indicate the advantages and disadvantages of each intervention that you selected and why you think they would be effective. Identify each option then bullet the advantages and disadvantages

6.  Indicate methods that you would use to implement the options that you have selected in #5

7.   For at least three of your most commonly used citations evaluate each one separately indicating each component of quality using the criteria presented in the text, Public Health 101: Improving Community Health. (Table 3-4) on page 64. 

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