Final Research Paper
Throughout this course, the topics that we cover have threads (connections) that attach to and support or hinder public
health initiatives in the US.
The Final Paper Assignment for this course is to write a six-page research paper that incorporates the terms and
concepts from the course on the topic of Public Health.
You will notice that there is not a chapter in the book titled “Public Health.” As you conduct your own research on the
topic of Public Health in the US, you will find that the topics that we have covered are intertwined with public health
issues and initiatives (I am looking for you to identify those connections).
Please provide a brief history of Public Health over time.
Provide insight to how Health Care Systems interact with Public Health initiatives and public policy.
Identify current events in the areas of Public Health, and how current events (such as: recent elections, legislation,
public policy, or the economy) may impact Public Health initiatives.
Review the concept of evidence-based public health strategies (and provide examples).
Identify cultural and religious impacts on public health initiatives.
Please be sure to investigate various segments of public health such as:
• Community wellness initiatives.
• Environmental risks.
• Public health education.
• The economics of public health initiatives.
• Governmental agencies such as the FDA, and their impact on public health, healthy food, and pharmaceutical
• Demonstrate your understanding of the regulation and enforcement of healthcare law & policy through local, state
and federal agencies, there responsibilities; and how that affects the application of policies and standards-of-care at the
Your paper should have an introduction, and a summary-conclusion.
Demonstrate your knowledge of course content, public health, and make recommendations for improvement for the US
health care system.
Your paper should be in APA format with in-text citations and a reference list.
The paper should be six pages in length not including title page, reference list, or attachments.
This assignment is an important part of your final course grade. This assignment is provided to you on the first day of
class, and you are encouraged to build your paper throughout the semester. Please contact Dr. Fiacco anytime with
questions or concerns.
The Final Research Paper is Due on Wednesday of Week 14. Please see the syllabus for all assignment due dates.
Final Research Paper