Running head: COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN
BIO 201– Public Health and the Environment
Colorado State University – Global Campus
Mod 2 Portfolio Milestone: Community Action Plan
March 24, 2019
COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN
The Community Action Plan
In their career, public health professions often engage in programs which seek to improve
the health status of their immediate community. to gain a better insight on how to engage the
community and improve their overall health status, I choose to work on Project Option #2 - The
Community Action Plan. For this project, I will cove obesity in Georgia as the public health
issue of concern. Over the years, the rate of obesity in the state of Georgia has been on the rise
which makes it a major concern. From 10.1% in 1990, the rate of obesity in Georgia has risen
significantly and now stands at approximately 31.6%. As a major predisposing factor to many
diseases and conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, there is a need to address the rising
number of obese people in the population within the state. Other than this, obesity has
significantly contributed to the increased medical costs across the state, and addressing this will
see a significant fall in overall cost associated with delivering health care.
Option #2: The Community Action Plan: Written Report and Handout
Your Portfolio Project for this class is a Community Action Plan designed to alleviate
or correct a public health issue in your community. Your community can be your
business, school, neighborhood, town or city of residence or birth, or county.
For Option #2, your Community Action Plan will be a professional portfolio that
includes a written report and a handout.
Below are some useful sites where you can find examples of the elements of an action
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Final Paper Instructions:
The final case study should include four sections (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Cure,
and Prevention). Each section should be about 1 page in length. Your entire paper
must be 4-5 pages in length, not counting the title or reference pages, which must
be included. Your paper must follow the APA guidelines.
You must cite and integrate at least 2 credible sources in each of the four
sections of the paper. You may use readings other than the textbook to meet this
requirement. The paper should be based on references to scholarly materials
(rather than on introductory textbooks, popular website writings, or musings, for
example) and should support your claims with evidence.
Incorporate into this final plan any classmates’ critiques that you found useful
as well as your instructor’s feedback.
List the key community members or partners that you plan on contacting, with
an explanation why these individuals or organizations make sense as potential
partners. This could include your list of potential partners created in week 4
Critical Thinking Assignment Option #1.
Include a special emphasis on either the demographics of the affected
population or the economic implications, depending on what Critical Thinking
assignment you completed for Week 5.
Include a realistic timeline for your plan. Discuss the time needed for
campaigning, education, funding, building, and implementation. Use ideas created
during week 6 Critical Thinking Assignments, either the option for annotated
bibliography or that for the brainstorming draft feedback.
Final Instructions for the Handout:
The handout that you will distribute to audience members describes the
problem in your community and your action plan.
You may design this as an outline of your presentation or as a brochure to
accompany your presentation with highlighted key points.
The purpose of this handout is both to educate the audience about the issue
and to help them follow along with you as you speak. Keep in mind that in real
life you will have limited time to convince people of the gravity of the situation
and to come on board with their support, so you want to be persuasive and get to
the key points quickly and effectively.
Your handout must be supported by at least two scholarly articles.
You may use the readings other than the textbook for this course. Format your
handout according to the APA Guidelines.
Note: Be sure to submit both your written report and your handout for this assignment.
Both files should be uploaded in a single submission to the assignment submission
The paper and preliminary deliverables must be well written and formatted in
conformity with the APA Guidelines.
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