Communtiy Health

Page 65 from text questions- how is your community doing compared with other communities? Prevalence & incidence rates for disease or health conditions allow us to make comparisons between communities.Rates of activities such as smoking and physical activity allow us to make comparisons btw communities regarding other areas of health promotion. Consider a community of which you are a member (North Ridgeville Ohio-Cleveland area-Loraine county is mine) choose a health Promotion topic that is Particular important to my community of interest such as sexual health, obesity, communicable disease, or physical activity. how does community compare with a similar community in a different area of the state or the country? how does your community compare with a similar community in another part of the world?

Assignment 1

Please use the grading rubric to create an outline of your assignment. Each section of the rubric should be a section of your final paper and could become the headings. Your assignment will be graded based on each element of the rubric. Compare each section of your paper with the rubric to ensure all elements are covered.  Then, include an introduction and conclusion to tie the paper together.  If you have any questions regarding the assignment please contact your instructor using the Course Help forum.

Prevalence and incidence rates for diseases or health conditions allow us to make comparisons between communities. Rates of

activities such as smoking and physical activity allow us to make comparisons between communities regarding other areas of health promotion. Community is defined as a group of people who live in the same geographical area, or have a common background, or a common interest.

Write a 3-5 page paper in APA format by answering the Learning Activity question #3, page 65 of the course textbook. Include at least two additional scholarly references in addition to the textbook to support your work.   Use the text on the rubric that is in bold font as the section headers for your paper. Using section headers will remind you to include all of the required competencies for this assignment. Consider the following as you prepare this assignment:

  • Identify a community of which you are a member (e.g. your state, your county, your age group, or your school).
  • Choose a health promotion topic that impacts your selected community such as teen STDs, obesity, physical activity, or smoking.
  • How does your community compare with a similar community in a different area of the state or the country?
  • How does your community compare with a similar community in another part of the world?
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Grading Rubric

Competency15 points10 points5 points0 pointsTotal
Identify a community of which the student is a memberIdentifies and describes a  community by including  relevant demographic dataIdentifies and describes a  community by including some demographic dataIdentifies a community but does not include any demographic data to describe the community.Does not identify a specific community15
Provides rationale for selected health promotion topic.Rationale for selection of health promotion topic is supported by appropriate reference(s).Includes rationale for selection of a health promotion topic but reference is outdated (more than 7 yrs. Old)Includes rationale for selection of health promotion topic but reference is not from a scholarly source.Does not include rationale for selected health promotion topic15
Compares the selected community with a community of similar size in another area of the state or country.Compares and contrasts personal community with another community. Includes discussion of similar and different health issues in both communities.Includes discussion about the similarities and differences in the community but does not compare health issues between the two communities.Includes only a discussion about the similarities. Does not address the differences between two communities and/or does not address health issues in either communityDoes not include a discussion about another community.15
Compares the selected community with a community of in another area of the world.Compares and contrasts selected community with a community in another part of the world. Includes discussion of similar and different health issues in both communities.Includes discussion about the similarities and differences in both communities but does not compare health issues between the two communities.Includes only a discussion about the similarities. Does not address the differences between two communities and/or does not address health issues in either community.Does not include a discussion about another community.15
Scholarly Writing10630
Organization- Paper is well written, organized, and within the page limitation Organization is excellent, ideas clear and arranged logically, transitions smooth with the used of properly formatted APA section headers, no flaws in logic. Introduction provides a good overview and purpose of the paper. Conclusion connects the entire paper and leaves the reader with a clear understanding of the material.Organization good; ideas are usually clear and arranged in a logical sequence; transitions are usually smooth.Introduction provides a brief overview of the paper. Conclusion provides a general summary of the paper.  10
Grammar, spelling, punctuation- Grammar, spelling, punctuation are consistent with Standard American English.-Grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage correct and fluent, consistent with Standard American EnglishGrammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage are good and consistent with Standard American English; errors do not interfere with meaning or understanding. 10
APA- Conforms to current APA standards for headings, citations and reference page. Conforms to current APA standards for headings, citations and reference page. No APA errors noted.APA errors noted. 10
Paper is supported by at least 2 current, scholarly and relevant references (published within the past 7 years). At least one reference should be from a professional journal.References- Paper is supported by at least 2 current, scholarly and relevant references (published within the past 7 years). At least one reference is from a professional journal.References- Paper is supported by less than 2 current, scholarly and relevant references (published within the past 7 years).

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