Assignment: Healthy People Epidemiology Paper

Assignment: Healthy People Epidemiology Paper

Assignment: Healthy People Epidemiology Paper 150 150 Prisc

Assignment: Healthy People Epidemiology Paper

Assignment: Healthy People Epidemiology Paper

Green (2018) describes social determinants of health (SDOH) as outside factors that contribute to the well being of an individual. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) (2021) categorizes in 5 areas:

1.     Economic stability (poverty level, housing/food stability, and employment)

2.     Education (are they educated, do they have proper education available, and are they literate enough to receive the education)

3.     Health and health care (do they have access to necessary health resources)

4.     Social and community context (discrimination present, are they active in their community, or are they in prison)

5.     Neighborhood and their built environment (do they have adequate access to health food options, is it high crimes, poor housing, or clean water and sanitation)

The communicable chain is meant to represent the entire all-encompassing progression of a communicable disease. Green (2018) indicates it is comprised of 6 sections:

1.     Organism

2.     Reservoir (where the organism lives)

3.     Portal of exit (how the organism escapes the reservoir)

4.     Transmission

5.     Portal of entry (how it gets into the susceptible host)

6.     The susceptible host

A break in any of the 6 links can lead to a stoppage of the overall spread. I would like to use Covid as an example of how proper nursing can affect the links. Early in its onset, we recognized we had a new organism and that it appeared easily passed from human-to-human contact. Once we realized the portal of entry for this disease, we started aggressively pushing strict respiratory precautions. I started assisting by going out to communities and educating the public about the need for social distancing and proper wearing of masks and why it was necessary. Within my hospital, I helped with coming up with our isolation protocols to prevent the spread amongst the staff and patients based off the most recent CDC and WHO guidelines. Through nursing education and procedures, we started to affect the portal of exit, transmission, and the portal of entry for this disease, which in turn probably saved hundreds of lives in our community.

My question to the class is what SDOH is the greatest challenge in the area you serve?


Green, S., (2018). Epidemiology and global health. Community & public health: the future of health care. (1st ed., Chapter 2). Grand Canyon University.

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2021). Recommendations: The future of nursing 2020-2030: Charting a path to achieve health equity. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.


Question Description







Go to and review the Healthy People 2020 initiative. Pay close attention to the objectives, goals, and indicators.
Using your city or county public health department or the CDC, choose 3 population or community based problems such as disease, disaster, crimes, accidents, falls etc… from the topics outlined in the website and prepare an analysis discussing how these 3 conditions, affect your community and how they were identified and a plan of action to contained them base on healthy people 2020.
You can also use the following CDC link and identify 3 community infectious outbreaks such as measles and develop the assignment.

The presentation must be in APA format with a minimum of 1500 words (excluding first andreferences page) with a minimum of 4 evidence-based references using the required APA font. You must include the zip code of the city or county chosen. Follow the APA example paper that was sent to you at the beginning of the course for guidance. Make sure references are used according to APA guidelines and electronic references must be from reliable sources such as CDC.

The assignment will be post it in the discussion tab of the blackboard for grading and in the SafeAssign exercise in the assignment to verify originality. FNU only accept 35% of plagiarism. I will not accept any assignment that exceeds the percentage of plagiarism establish by the university.

Due date: Sunday, June28, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via FNU e-mail.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.

  • Covid-19 definitely wreaked havoc on our world over the past few years. For me, one of the biggest things that the pandemic highlighted was the disparities in health equity that exists. “Health disparities are the impairments specifically related to social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantages” (Green, 2018). There was a disproportionate number of people affected in minority communities such as the black community. I think this has to do with economical and environmental challenges like poor housing, crowded housing, struggles with health insurance, and just poor healthcare access in general. We think about these things but the pandemic numbers really did just highlight how much of a difference these things make. Thanks for your post.


    Green, Z., S. (2018). Epidemiology and Global Health. In Grand Canyon University (Ed). Community & public health: The future of health care.