Core Functions and services Healthy people 2020(Case)

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Module 2 - Case

Core Functions and Services

To what extent is the mission of Healthy People 2020 being accomplished? This is a very broad question. For this assignment, you will investigate a narrow part of that question.


Read the module homepage and required readings. Read through this assignment, including the instructions, Tips for Success, and the Assignment Expectations before writing your paper.

Then, write a 2- to 3-page essay in which you first choose one of the overarching goals of Healthy People 2020. Then, find a very specific example of that topic, and discuss recent progress on the issue.

Here are your instructions:

  1. Choose one of the overarching goals of Healthy People 2020. Which one did you choose, and why? (1 paragraph maximum)
  2. Find a very specific example of the overarching goal that you identified. Explain how the example pertains directly to the goal. (2–3 paragraphs)
  3. Discuss recent progress on the issue. Please explain in 2–3 paragraphs and be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your opinion.

Tips for Success with this Assignment

As an example, if you chose the overarching goal "Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups", you could do a search in the university's Online Library using the terms "African American AND Healthy People 2020". Type AND in all capitals so you will get articles related to both terms.

Check these 3 boxes to Refine your search:

Scroll down and choose Content Type: Journal Article

On the list of Subject Terms, choose (for example) Health Disparities.

Narrow the Publication Date between 2010 and 2013.

Click "Search." You will get a list of articles about the topic. Choose the one that interests you and write about it. Make sure you explain how it relates to the HP2020 goal, and what recent progress has been made. You can search for more articles or .gov, .edu, or .org Web sites for more information, too.

Assignment Expectations

Length: 2–3 pages, excluding title page and references.

Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the grading rubric that is linked within the course. Review the rubric before you begin, so you are sure to meet each of the criteria.

In order to earn full credit

You must clearly show that you have read the module homepage and the required background materials that relate to this assignment. You are welcome to do research in addition to -- but not instead of -- the required readings.

Please write your paper in your own words. That is the only way I can evaluate your level of understanding.

Even though the papers must be written in your own words, you are required to use scholarly and professional sources to support your statement. Cite sources for any statement of fact or idea that is not common knowledge. You must cite the sources within the body of the paper and include a reference list at the end of the paper.

Draw upon a broad base of scholarly literature to support your statements. Web sites and fact sheets may be a useful starting point; however, you are expected to locate peer-reviewed readings on your topic from the electronic library.

Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable source of information. Use credible, professional, and scholarly sources such as peer-reviewed journal articles from the Online Library, and government, university, or nonprofit organizations’ Web sites.

Quotes are very rarely needed; if necessary, they should comprise less than 10% of a paper and must be properly cited.

Your papers will be evaluated on the following factors:

  • References - citations are used within the body of the paper any time you state a fact or idea that is not common knowledge. A reference list is included at the end of the paper.
  • Precision - you follow all instructions and you answer each part of the assignment.
  • Breadth - you show broad knowledge of the module’s topic.
  • Depth - you go into detail to show more critical thought about the specific tasks or questions in the assignment.
  • Clarity - the extent to which you elaborate and include discussion or examples as asked.
  • Application - the extent to which you apply the information to a real-life situation related to the assignment, if asked.

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Module 2 - Background

Core Functions and Services

Required Reading

Chacko, L. & Chacko, R (2010). Chapter 2: Modern Public Health Systems. In: Andresen, A. & Bouldin, E. (2010). Public Health Foundations: Concepts and Practices. Jossey-Bass Publishers. eISBN: 9780470890165 Hoboken, NJ. *Please focus mainly on pages 25 - 42.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010). Healthy People 2020 Framework. Retrieved on July 1, 2013 from

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010). Healthy People 2020 Topics and Objectives. Retrieved on July 1, 2013 from

Additional Reading (Optional)

Anon. (2012, Apr). In light of the failure to reach the healthful goals of Healthy People 2000 and 2010, what is the purpose of continuing the Healthy People 2020 goals? Journal of Physical Education, 83(4), 52-53. Retrieved from ProQuest.

Madamala, K., Sellers, K., Beitsch, L., Pearsol, J. et al. (2011, Jul.). Structure and Functions of State Public Health Agencies in 2007. American Journal of Public Health. 101(7), 1179-86. Retrieved from ProQuest.

Meadows-Oliver, M., & Allen, P. (2012, Mar/Apr). Healthy People 2020: Implications for Pediatric Nurses. Pediatric Nursing, 38(2), 101-5.

Mendez, D., & Warner, K., (2008, Mar.). Setting a Challenging Yet Realistic Smoking Prevalence Target for Healthy People 2020: Learning From the California Experience. American Journal of Public Health. 98(3), 556-559. Retrieved from ProQuest.

Additional Resources (Optional)

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP). 10 Essential Public Health Services Retrieved from

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2011, Jan.). Dr. Howard Koh Presents at Healthy People 2020 Launch. Retrieved from

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010, Dec.). Preparing for the Next Decade: A 2020 Vision for Healthy People (video). Retrieved from

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