1 ” marginsa properly formatted title pagepage numberstimes roman 12 pt H e a l t h M e d i c a l

1 ” marginsa properly formatted title pagepage numberstimes roman 12 pt H e a l t h M e d i c a l

Paper Components:

  • Choose a cultural group in which you feel you have an active identity around or involvement with and provide some background on the culture
    • Describe your relationship to this culture
    • Provide historical context for the culture, including its origins and key developments that have helped shape the culture and the experience of its members, with a focus on challenges to social justice and equity
    • Membership demographics and characteristics – who makes up this culture, such as nationality, race/ethnicity, spirituality/religion, and location
  • Identify and describe a disparity experienced by this group. This can be:
    • A health disparity which is a higher burden of illness, injury, disability, or mortality experienced by one group relative to another
      • Note: You may not write about diabetes or obesity
    • A health care disparity which typically refers to differences between groups in health insurance coverage, access to and use of care, and quality of culturally appropriate care, or
    • A disparity in the social determinants of health such as access to quality education or housing and how that affects the group’s health
  • Create an argument with supportive data that either:
    • Presents data that support your beliefs about the identified disparity in this population, OR
    • Discuss why you think the existing data does NOT support the existence of the health disparity, OR
    • Explain why you think the data does not exist to support the disparity (e.g., the cultural group not historically being counted in national data, such as with transgender communities)
    • The data and analysis should include:
      • Who experiences the disparity, who is/are the comparison groups, and data on the specific disparity?
      • The significance and/or outcomes of the disparity
      • Factors that affect the disparity such as policies or the absence of policies, access to culturally appropriate care, location and the built environment, or access to education.
  • Identify a public health initiative that has been implemented for the disparity in the identified cultural group:
    • What was the initiative(s) about, including the region it was conducted, priority population, and strategies and activities that are utilized in the initiative?
    • What makes the initiative culturally competent?
    • How did the organization engage their identified population?
    • How successful were the initiatives in addressing the disparity and improving health outcomes in your chosen population group?
    • Discuss suggestions or recommendations you have to supplement or improve the initiative(s)
      • In developing supplements or improvements to current programs or public health initiatives for this population group, base your ideas on the concepts you have learned in this class (e.g., social-ecological model, public health planning frameworks)

General Requirements:

  • Be sure to begin with an introduction and end with a conclusion
  • The paper should be organized around the Social-Ecological Model and a Public Health framework
  • The paper is to be written in APA format (7th Edition) with the following requirements:
    • 1” margins
    • A properly formatted title page
    • Page numbers
    • Times Roman 12 pt. font with double spacing
    • Proper use of level headings to guide yourself while writing and to guide the reader through your work
      • At a minimum you must use level I headings for the major portions
  • Research is a necessity for this assignment
    • You must use at least five (5) scholarly resources
    • If you are unclear as to what is a scholarly source, please consult with me
  • Your paper needs to be properly cited
    • You are required to use APA in-text citations for information from external sources
    • You are required to include an APA formatted reference page (remember, this is NOT included in your final page count)