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Use the links from the questions in part one to write the memo. Directions are stated in the Epidemiology assignment instructions file. Assume that you are an employee for the SC State Health Department (SCSHD) in the Office of Injury Prevention (OIP). Your boss (me!) has given you your first assignment in which you are to examine the prevalence and patterns of injuries/accidents nationally and locally (in SC). Consult the questions and resources contained in the attached worksheet to prepare your response for your boss.

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PUBH 102 Grading Rubric for Assignment#1, Part 2 – Memo (60 Total Points) Criteria Missing Unacceptable Acceptable Good Excellent Description is vague and details missing but evidence of organization present. (11 pts.) Some justification provided but could be stronger; case is not clearly made; minimal data provided. (7 pts.) Acceptable detail but does not demonstrate understanding of macro influences. Some ideas are unclear, illogical. (11-16 pts.) Describes breadth & depth of problem but is somewhat unorganized. (12-14 pts.) Clearly, concisely describes breadth & depth of problem. Well organized, logical. (15 pts.) Justification provided, but could be stronger; needs more data. (8-9 pts.) Strong justification with data provided. (10 pts.) Good detail and demonstrates clear understanding of macro influences. Ideas are mostly feasible and clearly justified. (17-19 pts.) Excellent detail and demonstrates clear understanding of macro influences. Ideas are feasible and clearly justified. (20 pts.) Misses key points, but includes followup request. (2-3 pts.) All but 2 items (from list) with minor grammar/cite errors (7 pts.) Good detail, but could have been more specific. (4 pts.) All but 1 item (from list) with minor grammar/cite errors (8-9 pts.) Concise & includes clear directive for follow-up. (5 pts.) All items addressed; free from grammatical & citation errors. (10 pts.) 1) Introduction Describes injury data at both national & state levels. (15 points) Missing. (0 pts.) Unclear, rambling, no organization and depth/breadth of problem not evident. (1-10 pts.) 2) Justifies selection of an at-risk (sub) population supported by data. (10 points) Missing. (0 pts.) Weak justification which does not draw on data (or lack of data to justify). (1-6 pts.) 3) Suggests strategies to address problem/ determinants without including knowledge, awareness, and facts. Addresses 1 or more macro factors (policy, social, envirn, political) (20 points) 4) Conclusion Summarizes key points & suggests meeting for follow-up (5 points) 4) Format: 2 pages, 1.15 spaced, grammar, clarity, quality of writing, & sources referred to (10 points) Missing or suggests strategies that use knowledge, awareness, facts. (0 pts.) Lacks detail and/ or does not demonstrate understanding of macro influences. Most/all ideas are unclear, illogical. (1-10 pts.) Missing. (0 pts.) Summary just a copy & paste +/or no follow-up. (1 pt.) None of criteria met. (0 pts.) All but 3 items (from list) with major grammar/cite errors (1-6 pts.) Arnold School of Public Health Introduction to Public Health (PUBH 102) Epidemiology Assignment The goals of this assignment are to help you in: • Identifying and accessing national and state data sources for health indicators and risk factors; • Understanding measures (i.e., rates, frequencies, etc.) commonly used in public health; • Interpreting tables, charts, and graphs containing data; and, • Suggesting how data may be used to improve the public’s health. THERE ARE TWO PARTS TO THIS ASSIGNMENT: PART 1 – ENTER ANSWERS TO 20 QUESTIONS IN BLACKBOARD PART 2 – SUBMIT WRITTEN PAPER (“Business Memo”) IN BLACKBOARD BOTH PARTS ARE DUE AT THE START OF CLASS (10:05 AM) ON Tuesday, October 23rd NO EXCEPTIONS! LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Background: Assume that you are an employee for the SC State Health Department (SCSHD) in the Office of Injury Prevention (OIP). Your boss (me!) has given you your first assignment in which you are to examine the prevalence and patterns of injuries/accidents nationally and locally (in SC). Consult the questions and resources contained in the attached worksheet to prepare your response for your boss. You have two weeks to complete the assignment. PART I: Scope of the Public Health Problem (40 points; 2 points each) You must use the worksheet posted under Assignment 1 in Blackboard to research the answers to 20 questions about unintentional/accidental injuries in the U.S. and SC. After you have completed the worksheet, you will enter your answers to the 20 questions in Blackboard under “Assignments>Assignment 1 Part 1 ENTER YOUR ANSWERS HERE.” PART II: Business Memo (60 points total) Prepare a typed business memo in correct memo format* and submit it to your boss (me!) on the deadline date. Your business memo should include four (4) paragraphs: 1) Introductory paragraph with a brief description, based on your research/data, of what is happening at both the national and state (SC) level regarding deaths due to unintentional injuries/accidents. You must refer to the source of the data but do not have to cite. Example: “According to NCHS, in 2014, etc.” (15 points) 2) 2nd paragraph: in which you identify one (1) public health problem related to unintentional injuries/accidents for one (1) specific age group in SC which deserves priority in terms of intervention and prevention. You must explain WHY you selected this problem and target population. (10 points) 3) 3rd paragraph: provide your suggestions for how to address this public health problem regarding deaths due to unintentional injuries/accidents among the priority population you select. Please be thoughtful. (20 points) Since the SC SDH already assumes that “knowledge alone is not enough” to address public health problems, your suggestions CAN NOT include steps to increase “awareness,” “knowledge,” “understanding,” or anything involving “telling people” – members of the PRIORITY POPULATION – about the “facts” or the “statistics.” Therefore, you must include suggestions that address factors (i.e., social, environmental, political and policy determinants – THE “BULLSEYE”) beyond/outside of the individual members of the target population. 4) A 4th summary paragraph in which you include the key points from paragraphs 1-3 and offer to follow-up/to meet with me to discuss your findings and recommendations. (5 points) * Please consult various sources for an acceptable business memo format; do not make it up! You can even use Microsoft Word’s memo template if you wish. If you do, you must delete the large heading at the top (“Memo” or “Memorandum”, etc.) if there is one. Grammar, Writing & Format: (10 points) • Page requirement: 2 pages; typed with 1.15 line spacing; margins no smaller than .75 all around; 11 or 12 point font. • You must include all four (4) criteria in the numbered list above. • See the grading rubric posted BEFORE you begin writing. • Spelling, grammar and how clear you write count; points will be deducted if you write poorly. This is a professional business memo – not a text or an email. • I am serious. If I can not read your first few sentences (i.e., they are poorly written, unorganized, contain grammatical errors, etc.), I will not grade your paper and you will receive a zero. • If your memo contains suggestions or recommendations that use the words: “increase knowledge,” “tell them the facts/tell them the data,” “make people aware,” “show them the statistics,” “educate people” or any similar combination of words or ideas, you will earn a zero (0) for PART II of this assignment (the memo). Arnold School of Public Health PUBH 102: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH Epidemiology Assignment: Data Worksheet for Entry on Blackboard Directions: Look up the answers to the following 20 questions. You will use this data to write your memo (Part 2) to your boss (me). After you have completed the worksheet, you will enter your answers to the 20 questions in Blackboard under “Assignments > Assignment 1: Part 1 ENTER YOUR ANSWERS HERE.” 1) ENTER YOUR ANSWERS IN BLACKBOARD BY 10:05AM ON: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 DO NOT TURN IN THIS WORKSHEET; USE IT TO COMPLETE THE BLACKBOARD ASSIGNMENT PART I: Scope of the Public Health Problem (40 points; 2 points each) National Data A) Go to the National Center for Health Statistics online at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/new_nvss.htm#new_mortality Scroll down the page until you locate “New Releases for Mortality Data.” Find “Deaths: Leading Causes for 2015.” Open the .pdf report, locate Table 1 and answer the following questions. Questions Your Answers 1. In 2015, what rank (number) out of 10 was “accidents (unintentional injuries)” for all races, sexes, and ages as compared to all the other overall causes of death in the US? 2. In 2015, what was the mortality rate (death rate) due to “accidents (unintentional injuries)” for all ages in the US? B) Go to the CDC’s Injury Prevention & Control website: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/LeadingCauses.html Scroll down the page until you locate “Causes of Injury Death: Highlighting Unintentional Injury” for 2015 Open the grid entitled “10 Leading Causes of Injury Deaths by Age Group Highlighting Unintentional Injury Deaths, United States – 2015.” Answer the following questions: Questions 3. 4. 5. 6. Your Answers (NOTE: The numbers given under each cause are the raw number of deaths.) In 2015, which age group had the highest number of deaths due to unintentional motor vehicle accidents? In 2015, which age group had the highest number of deaths due to homicide by firearms? In 2015, which age group had highest number of deaths due to poisoning? (Note: Use Unintentional Poisoning only.) In 2015, what were the top 3 causes of death for children ages 5-9 years in the US? 7. In 2015, what were the top 3 causes of death for young adults ages 15-24 years in the US? Go to https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/ Under “Past Issues”, click the “More” button. Click “Prescription Drug Overdoes” and then locate “Prescription Painkiller Overdoses for 07/02/13. Scroll down the page & click “Problem;” find the line chart about deaths among women. 8. In 2010, for US women, what was the source of drug overdose deaths? South Carolina State Data C) Go to “SC Department of Health and Environmental Control” online at: http://www.scdhec.gov/ On the homepage, click the Health navigation at top of the page. Scroll down and under “For Professionals”, click on Click on “Public Health Data, Statistics and Maps” Click on “Vital Records Statistics Publications.” Click on “Vital and Morbidity Statistics” for the year 2015. # Questions Your Answers GO TO TABLE G-2 9. In 2015, what rank (number) out of 10 was “accidents” as compared to all the other overall causes of death in SC? 10. How does the SC death rate due to accidents (unintentional injuries) compare to the US death rate due to accidents (unintentional injuries)? (Hint: Compare the rank order from both tables.) GO TO TABLE G-3 Mortality from Five Leading Causes of Death in Specified Age Groups by Race 11. In 2015, what were the first and third causes of death for children ages 5-14 years in SC? (Hint: Ignore the “all causes” and “all other causes” categories.) 12. In 2015, what were the top 3 causes of death for young adults ages 15-24 years in SC? (Hint: Ignore the “all causes” and “all other causes” categories.) GO TO TABLE G-7 Types of Accidental Deaths by Gender 13. In 2015, in SC, what were the top 3 sources of accidental death for all ages and for both genders combined? (Hint: Ignore the Residual category.) Other Data Sources D) Go to the “Safe Kids Worldwide” website at http://www.safekids.org/ Scroll to the bottom of page, find Tools and select “For Safety Professionals” → select “Research Reports” → Open “RESEARCH REPORT - School Zone Research Report” (October 2016).” Read the report and answer the following: # 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Questions In 2015, how many teens ages 12-19 were killed while walking? How has the percentage of pedestrian deaths in 12-19 year olds changed in the past two years according to this report? According to the report, for what purposes are teens using mobile devices for that could be distractions while walking? According to the data in the report, which race & ethnic group(s) had the highest pedestrian fatality rates in 2015? What are the top three infrastructure improvements to increase pedestrian safety among middle school students? At what time of day are teens 15-19 years more likely to be involved in fatal pedestrian crashes? What percentage of observed middle school students displayed one or more unsafe street crossing behaviors? 1) USING THIS COMPLETED WORKSHEET, ENTER YOUR ANSWERS IN BLACKBOARD BY 10:05AM ON Tuesday, October 23, 2018 2) SUBMIT YOUR MEMO IN BLACKBOARD BY 10:05AM ON Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Your Answers ...
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