public health class discussion boards
Assignment ID Number AFFGEHU83939HD Type of Document Essay Writing Format APA/MLA/Harvard Academic Level Masters/University References/Sources 4 References
1.This week, development of print materials was reviewed in connection with methods and techniques that enhance effectiveness. For the discussion board this week you will review print materials for the CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers Campaign: First, research smoking behavior and report measures of prevalence specific to two populations (e.g. 28% of American Indians smoke) and three health challenges (disease/disability) that result from this behavior. Include relative statistics. Next, students will discuss determining readability and addressing diversity of print materials (see Chapter 9). Determining readability: Discuss two of what you feel are the most important aspects to create a document that is easier to read Addressing diversity: Why is ensuring materials are culturally conducive important? Then, describe one strategy health educators can use to create accurate materials.
Then, review the CDC Matte Articles used in the Tips From Former Smokers Campaign. Using the attached SMOG readability index below, choose a matte article to apply the SMOG tool to. Report the outcome of the SMOG assessment to the matte article. What grade level did the assessment reveal? Health material should be written at a 6th to 8th grade level, does the article comply with this? Did the article seem to address diversity in connection to the group it was created for? SMOG FORMULA: SMOG FORMULA INSTRUCTIONS 2.First, watch BOTH the Building Healthier Communities(Boston REACH Coalition video) and the Testimony to the Labor Health and Human Services Committee videos (Dr. Randy) located in the learning activities videos for this week. Boston REACH Coalition video: Describe and explain two coalition concepts you learned and saw reinforced in the Boston REACH Coalition video.
Use chapter 12 in the text to aid in identifying coalition concepts (review the bold subsections of the chapter, such as, community organizing, development of coalitions, steps for building effective coalitions, etc..) Additionally, describe the contributions of health disparities to morbidity (disease, illness) and mortality among the communities and groups of focus in the video. What contributes to these disparities? How can Boston REACH possibly improve these issues and why? Testimony to the Labor Health and Human Services Video: Describe and explain two advocacy concepts you learned and saw reinforced by watching Dr. Randy Paush’s testimony to the Labor Health and Human Services board. Use chapter 13 in your text to aid in identifying advocacy concepts (review the bold subsections of the chapter, such as, advocacy, lobbying and grassroots activities; steps for advocating legislation, etc…). How can voluntary policies, local ordinances, state law and federal law (all considered system factors) affect health outcomes in target populations?
Describe and support your response. Hint, review pp. 335-337 in your text. 3.Review the text for this week (Chapter Two) on Promoting Health Education in a Multicultural Society and Nat’l Center for Cultural Competence – Choosing & Adapting Culturally Competent HP Materials (NCC) document. Then, select one health promotion method/tool that your colleague highlighted in their PPT presentation. This could be a fact sheet, PSA, press release, etc… You will review the method and describe how it could be improved following some of the guidelines outlined in Ch. 2 and the NCC document. Save and attach a screen shot of the method you selected from a colleagues presentation Using the text sections located on pps. 37-40 (Use Inclusive Language;
Understand the Focus Population Culture; Infuse Cultural Issues into Facilitation & Choose Materials Wisely) -Identify and describe two ways to ensure the selected health promotion method/tool could be improved and why OR, if YOU used this method/tool, how you could effectively infuse cultural issues while teaching to a target audience? 2. Next, using the NCC document, see the section titled: Steps for Choosing or Adapting Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Promotion Materials, closely look at the subsections: Determine Mode of Delivery Create criteria for choosing health promotion materials Elicit reactions from the intended audience Develop and implement a plan for dissemination
Then, describe how YOU could improve the selected method/tool by identifying two of the sections and describing how the information outlined could help you to do this. You are required to use at least THREE sources from the text, government reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, additional textbooks and the CDC and Smog Formula resource. Use your OWN WORDS (e.g., do not cut and paste from a government report or article). Paraphrase (use your own words) to report the information. Include APA formatted in-text citations to identify your sources AND include full APA formatted references for your sources at the end of your post.
QUALITY OF RESPONSE NO RESPONSE POOR / UNSATISFACTORY SATISFACTORY GOOD EXCELLENT Content (worth a maximum of 50% of the total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 20 points out of 50: The essay illustrates poor understanding of the relevant material by failing to address or incorrectly addressing the relevant content; failing to identify or inaccurately explaining/defining key concepts/ideas; ignoring or incorrectly explaining key points/claims and the reasoning behind them; and/or incorrectly or inappropriately using terminology; and elements of the response are lacking. 30 points out of 50: The essay illustrates a rudimentary understanding of the relevant material by mentioning but not full explaining the relevant content; identifying some of the key concepts/ideas though failing to fully or accurately explain many of them; using terminology, though sometimes inaccurately or inappropriately; and/or incorporating some key claims/points but failing to explain the reasoning behind them or doing so inaccurately. Elements of the required response may also be lacking. 40 points out of 50: The essay illustrates solid understanding of the relevant material by correctly addressing most of the relevant content; identifying and explaining most of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology; explaining the reasoning behind most of the key points/claims; and/or where necessary or useful, substantiating some points with accurate examples. The answer is complete. 50 points: The essay illustrates exemplary understanding of the relevant material by thoroughly and correctly addressing the relevant content; identifying and explaining all of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology explaining the reasoning behind key points/claims and substantiating, as necessary/useful, points with several accurate and illuminating examples. No aspects of the required answer are missing. Use of Sources (worth a maximum of 20% of the total points). Zero points: Student failed to include citations and/or references. Or the student failed to submit a final paper. 5 out 20 points: Sources are seldom cited to support statements and/or format of citations are not recognizable as APA 6th Edition format. There are major errors in the formation of the references and citations. And/or there is a major reliance on highly questionable. The Student fails to provide an adequate synthesis of research collected for the paper. 10 out 20 points: References to scholarly sources are occasionally given; many statements seem unsubstantiated. Frequent errors in APA 6th Edition format, leaving the reader confused about the source of the information. There are significant errors of the formation in the references and citations. And/or there is a significant use of highly questionable sources. 15 out 20 points: Credible Scholarly sources are used effectively support claims and are, for the most part, clear and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition is used with only a few minor errors. There are minor errors in reference and/or citations. And/or there is some use of questionable sources. 20 points: Credible scholarly sources are used to give compelling evidence to support claims and are clearly and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition format is used accurately and consistently. The student uses above the maximum required references in the development of the assignment. Grammar (worth maximum of 20% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 5 points out of 20: The paper does not communicate ideas/points clearly due to inappropriate use of terminology and vague language; thoughts and sentences are disjointed or incomprehensible; organization lacking; and/or numerous grammatical, spelling/punctuation errors 10 points out 20: The paper is often unclear and difficult to follow due to some inappropriate terminology and/or vague language; ideas may be fragmented, wandering and/or repetitive; poor organization; and/or some grammatical, spelling, punctuation errors 15 points out of 20: The paper is mostly clear as a result of appropriate use of terminology and minimal vagueness; no tangents and no repetition; fairly good organization; almost perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage. 20 points: The paper is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read as a result of appropriate and precise use of terminology; total coherence of thoughts and presentation and logical organization; and the essay is error free. Structure of the Paper (worth 10% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 3 points out of 10: Student needs to develop better formatting skills. The paper omits significant structural elements required for and APA 6th edition paper. Formatting of the paper has major flaws. The paper does not conform to APA 6th edition requirements whatsoever. 5 points out of 10: Appearance of final paper demonstrates the student’s limited ability to format the paper. There are significant errors in formatting and/or the total omission of major components of an APA 6th edition paper. They can include the omission of the cover page, abstract, and page numbers. Additionally the page has major formatting issues with spacing or paragraph formation. Font size might not conform to size requirements. The student also significantly writes too large or too short of and paper 7 points out of 10: Research paper presents an above-average use of formatting skills. The paper has slight errors within the paper. This can include small errors or omissions with the cover page, abstract, page number, and headers. There could be also slight formatting issues with the document spacing or the font Additionally the paper might slightly exceed or undershoot the specific number of required written pages for the assignment. 10 points: Student provides a high-caliber, formatted paper. This includes an APA 6th edition cover page, abstract, page number, headers and is double spaced in 12’ Times Roman Font. Additionally, the paper conforms to the specific number of required written pages and neither goes over or under the specified length of the paper.
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