Deanza College Community Health Promotion Strategies & Plans Essay

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Project Paper: The Ecological Approach to Community Health Promotion FIRST DRAFT DUE: Sunday, April 11 th, 2021 by 11:59pm via Canvas PEER REVIEW DUE: Monday, April 26 th, 2021 by 11:59pm via Canvas FINAL PAPER DUE: Sunday, May 16 th by 11:59pm via Canvas Introduction to the Assignment: This project allows you to use course concepts and tools as they relate to a health topic of your choice. You will begin to think of the broader concepts of health and how to discover, research, reflect upon, and respond to them in writing. You can choose any public health issue for the focus of this assignment. The topics can range from public health chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer to environmental issues such as climate change, air pollution and ozone depletion or on social public health issues such as poverty, gun violence and incarceration. Format: Please use a standard 12-pt Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins and double-space your writing. The paper should be a minimum of five pages and absolutely no more than seven pages (that does not include cover page or references). APA 7 th edition style is expected, and you must cite and reference accordingly. Refer to your APA 7 th edition manual, Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL), or Excelsior OWL for additional APA guidelines. Please use headings to separate your sections as indicated below under the elements of the paper. All parts of your paper should be written in the third person. Sources: A minimum of five sources are required. You may use credible, online sources that does not mean using Wikipedia. At least two of your sources should come from sources other than websites. For example, reference at least two journal articles, health assessments, textbooks, or books. The SJSU library website can be helpful in your search. Textbooks from previous classes are also credible resources. Helpful hints: Please follow the format of this paper in order. The headings provided are important; they help keep the paper organized and makes it easier for us to grade. Make sure to use your resources: Peer TAs, Graduate TA, and the SJSU Writing Center are all here to help you. Take advantage of the help that is available. Please take time to proofread your paper more than once. Make sure what you turn in is complete, free of errors, and the best possible presentation of yourself and your ideas. Extra credit: You can earn two points of extra credit twice this semester if you complete an individual appointment (not a workshop) with the SJSU Writing Center. The Writing Center is currently providing all appointments online. Please use the Writing Center before you submit your first draft and/or after you receive feedback from your peers and instructional team before you submit your final draft. To provide proof of your appointment to receive 2 points of extra credit, please indicate to the Writing Center that you would like an email to be sent to Dr. Gomez. Elements of the Project Paper (100 points total): 1. Cover sheet in APA 7 th edition format (5 pts) a. Engaging title b. Author name c. Department d. University e. Course name/number/section f. Instructor’s name g. Due date h. Page number 2. Introduction to public health issue: (10 pts) a. Cite at least three different sources in this section b. What is the health/social issue you are trying to address? c. Why is this health issue important? d. What populations/communities are affected by this issue and why? e. What is the social context of your chosen health issue? How is your issue connected to at least two of the social determinants of health? 3. Previous Community health promotion strategies, programs and interventions (20 pts) a. Cite at least two different sources in this section b. Previous strategy/program/intervention #1 i. Brief description ii. Types of staff or collaborating organizations iii. Level(s) of Spectrum of Prevention and why iv. One or more successes v. One or more challenges vi. One or more possible improvements c. Previous strategy/program/intervention #2 i. Brief description ii. Types of staff or collaborating organizations iii. Level(s) of Spectrum of Prevention and why iv. One or more successes v. One or more challenges vi. One or more possible improvements 4. Potential Community of Interest (15 pts) a. As a result of what you have learned by researching this topic, what potential population/community and where would you choose to focus an intervention/strategies on and why? (Ex: Latino children, SJSU students, farmworkers, etc. as well as indicating a specific geographic area) b. Describe and provide at least two examples of the strengths and assets of the community and how they would help with the implementation of community health promotion interventions/strategies. (These can be related to the physical location, the types of organizations in this community, protective factors such as the resilience this community has demonstrated over time, etc.) c. Describe and provide at least two examples of the challenges and deficits this community experiences. (Risk factors, chronic diseases, lack of healthy food options, walkability issues, violence, etc.) 5. Potential Community Health Promotion Intervention Strategies (20 pts) a. Describe the community health assessment you would need to conduct in order to better understand the community’s needs: What information would you collect? Who would you ask? b. What type of community health promotion strategy would you propose that would make an impact on the health issue you are trying to address? (Please provide details on what you would be offering, how often would you offer this strategy/intervention, and who will be involved.) c. Who would you need to engage with from the community to implement your community health promotion strategy successfully? d. How would your strategy/intervention be specifically tailored to the community you have chosen? e. What levels of the Spectrum of Prevention would your strategy/intervention fall under and why have you chosen these levels? f. How would your proposed strategy/intervention make an impact for the health/social issue that you are trying to address (please be realistic and think about the incremental change your strategy will have)? 6. Conclusion (5 pts) a. Briefly restate the importance of the issue b. Briefly restate what programs/strategies/interventions have previously been done c. Summarize what strategies you are suggesting within your community/population of interest 7. References (APA citation format) (10 pts) a. Provide 5+ references b. At least two references are not from websites (journal articles, health assessments, textbooks, or books) c. All references in APA 7th edition format 8. Overall Writing and Clarity (15 pts) a. Clear, succinct, and engaging writing b. Proofread paper with minimal grammatical errors c. No “I” statements or personal opinions throughout the paper d. Submission incorporates feedback from peers or instructional team
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Outline Health intervention
First paragraph - Statistically, the number of children with obesity in the United States has
been on the rise for the past five decades. More precisely, statistics show that the numbers
have tripled since 1970s. Presently, 2 out of five children raised born and raised in America
could become obese.
Second paragraph - Previous Community Health Promotion Strategies, Programs and
Interventions - Previous strategy/program/intervention #1
Third paragraph - Previous strategy/program/intervention #2
Fourth paragraph - This health intervention can focus mainly on school going children and
teenagers of ages between 6 and 19. The intervention can focus on Chicago children. This is
because Chicago is known for its long history of nutrition and food-related health issues for
an extended period.
Fifth paragraph - There are several community health promotion intervention strategies that
can be implemented in Chicago to reduce the number of cases of childhood obesity among
children and teenagers.
Sixth paragraph - In conclusion, childhood obesity is a common health menace affecting
present and future generations. Effective health promotion interventions need to be
implemented to save children from obesity.

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Community Health Promotion Strategies, Plans, and Interventions on Childhood Obesity

Author name
Department
University
Course name/number/section
Instructor's name
Due date

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Introduction to Public Health Issue
Statistically, the number of children with obesity in the United States has been on the rise
for the past five decades. More precisely, statistics show that the numbers have tripled since the
1970s. Presently, 2 out of five children raised born and raised in America could become obese.
In 2017, the center for disease control (CDC) defined obesity as a condition whereby the victim
is associated with having excess body fat causing overweight (CDC, 2015). This paper will
address childhood obesity by presenting community health promotion strategies, plans, and
interventions on childhood obesity. Childhood obesity affects school-going children of the age
between 6 and 19 and taking their studies at various academic levels. This population is affected
by childhood obesity because of factors such as poor eating behaviors, metabolism,
environmental factors, poor social psychology elements, and genetics (CDC, 20...


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