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1) Identify a health problem or need for health promotion for a particular stage in the life span of a population from a specific culture in your area.

1) Identify a health problem or need for health promotion for a particular stage in the life span of a population from a specific culture in your area.

2) Choose one of the Leading Health Indicators (LHI) priorities from Healthy People 2020:

https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/Leading-Health-Indicators

3) Research a topic related to health and wellness associated with one of the Healthy People 2020 topic areas.

                https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/healthy-people-in-action/story/colorado-heart-healthy-                solutions-program-reduces-risk-factors

4) You will develop an educational health promotion project addressing the population/culture in your area.

5) Include the following sections (detailed criteria listed below and in the Grading Rubric):

a. Introduction and Conclusion – 15 points/15%

  • Introduction establishes the purpose of the paper and describes why topic is important to health promotion in the target population in your area.
    • Introduction stimulates the reader’s interest.
    • Conclusion includes the main ideas from the body of the paper.
    • Conclusion includes the major support points from the body of the paper.

b. Relate Topic to Target Population – 25 points/25%

  • Describes the topic and target cultural population.
    • Includes statistics to support significance of the topic.
    • Explains how the project relates to the selected Healthy People 2020 topic area.
    • Applies health promotion concepts.

c. Summary of Articles – 25 points/25%

  • A minimum of three (3) scholarly articles, from the last 5 years, are used as sources.
    • Articles meet criteria of being from scholarly journals and include health promotion and wellness content.
    • At least one article is related to the chosen cultural group.
    • Summarizes all key points and findings from the articles.
    • Includes statistics to support significance of the topic.
    • Discusses how information from the articles is used in the Health Promotion Project, including specific examples.

d. Health Promotion Discussion – 25 points/25%

  • Describes approaches to educate the target population about the topic.
    • The approaches are appropriate for the cultural target population.
    • Identifies specific ways to promote lifestyle changes within the target population.
    • Applies health promotion strategies.

e. APA Style and Organization – 10 points/10%

  • TurnItIn is used prior to submitting paper for grading.
    • Revisions are made based on TurnItIn originality report.
    • References are submitted with assignment.
    • Uses current APA format and is free of errors.
    • Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.
    • Paper is 3-4 pages, excluding title and reference pages.
    • Information is organized around required components and flows in a logical sequence.

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