Complete one of the following options:
Option A: Responding to the Public
Research a public relations scenario you recently heard about in the news. This could be anything that required a hospital or health care facility or company to make a statement about their recent practices. Some examples include medical errors, such as surgery on a wrong limb or organ; pharmaceutical issues, such as the Tylenol® crisis in 1982; or facility violence, such as shootings or baby snatching.
Create a 10- to 12-slide presentation that addresses the following:
- Provide a brief overview of the scenario and answer the following questions:
- How did the hospital or facility respond?
- Why was it necessary for the facility to respond?
- How did they promote the hospital’s view?
- What was the outcome of the response?
- Would you have done anything differently if you provided the facility’s public relations response?
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Public health services are divided into four major categories and 10 specific services.
- Complete the worksheet, to access, click here:
- Describe the four major categories and 10 essential services of public health and find a real-life example of each service.
- Provide a definition for each of the four categories and 10 essential services of public health listed on the worksheet. (The definition should be approximately three to four sentences each, written in your own words.)
- Identify via an internet search a real-life example of each of the 10 essential services. (The example may be a program, initiative, or service of a government agency, community service agency, non-profit organization, or community action group.)
- Provide a description and brief discussion of how each example relates to the definition of the essential service.
- Include a link to the website where you found information about each example.
- Add a title page with the following:
- Title of assignment
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Include a reference page formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
NOTE: For the four categories of services, you only need to include a definition; you do not need to provide an example of the categories. All information you include on the worksheet must be in your own words and cited appropriately in APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center. No quotes or copy-pasted material will be accepted.
The US Public Health Service (USPHS) is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services and collaborates with other US agencies such as the Department of Defense. USPHS often seems to be one of the least understood health organizations with regard to personnel, mission, and scope of work.
Using the Internet, research the USPHS and its timeline. Then, respond to the following:
- Provide a synopsis of the following:
- Brief history
- Core values
- Identify at least three dates on the USPHS timeline and discuss why you feel those particular dates and corresponding USPHS changes were or are significant. How have those changes influenced current public health policy?
- Using principles of organizational behavior, discuss some of the teams identified on the USPHS website and some of the strategies USPHS leadership and management might use to manage those teams.
Give reasons to support your statements.
Write your initial response in approximately 200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Identify other sources with information about the USPHS, in addition to the information available on the USPHS website.
Varney and Hirshon list seven general rationales for providing ED-based public health surveillance. Surveillance is a critical form of communication for public health officials. Choose a real public health outbreak, disaster, or crisis. Provide one example of how any of the concepts described in this paper were actually used to improve public health. Describe the intervention for your classmates. Cite your reference (journal Articles) in APA format.
The purpose of this oral presentation is to inform a group of community stakeholders of a public health problem that exists in the community. Your goal is to gain funding to address the issue. Therefore, your presentation should use Standard English and have a highly developed and sustained viewpoint and purpose. Using college-level communication skills, your presentation should be logical, unified, and highly ordered with superior organization from beginning to end. In addition, be sure to use exceptional oral delivery techniques in your voice recordings, which includes proper word choice and oral expressiveness, and superior content, organization and style. You should be leading your audience toward a dynamic and supported conclusion that will gain funding to address your chosen health problem.
Select a current public health issue from the following website: http://www.healthypeople.gov/
Source: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Healthy People 2020. Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/
Once you have picked a public health issue, read through all areas of the topic page including the Overview, Objectives, and Interventions & Resources to have a thorough understanding of the health problem and what is being done to reduce its impact on communities.
Create a 10-12 slide presentation with speaker notes using the following guidelines for creating your presentation:
- Title slide (1 slide)
- Introduction slide (1 slide)
- Provide a summary of the selected public health issue, including the affected population(s) (Overview tab). (1-2 slides)
- Discuss what local, state and/or federal government health programs are responsible for addressing the issue. (1 slide)
- Discuss what non-governmental agencies are assisting in addressing the issue. (1 slide)
- Give an explanation of the need for collaboration between government and non-governmental stakeholders. (1-2 slides)
- Propose a minimum of three (3) evidence-based solutions that could be used to address the health issue (use the Interventions & Resources tab to assist). (2-3 slides)
- Describe the challenges the stakeholders face when implementing evidence-based solutions, including but not limited to reaching the affected population(s) (target audience) and funding. (1 slide)
- Conclusion (1 slide)
- References are formatted in 6th edition APA style. (as many slides as needed)
- The oral presentation includes at least 10 slides.
- The slides for your oral presentation should have only 3-5 lines of text with 5-7 words per line. The fonts should be easy to read and backgrounds need to be easy on the eye. Avoid using colors that are too bright and backgrounds that make it difficult to read the text. Pictures and graphs are encouraged to support the information on your slides, but not required.
- Each slide should have a minimum 2-3 sentences of speaker notes in the “Notes” area at the bottom of each the slide. The speaker notes should be written as your script for the oral presentation. They should have a viewpoint and purpose that is clearly established and sustained throughout the oral presentation, and follow the conventions of Standard English, including correct grammar, punctuation and mechanics.
Choose a public health topic that interests you: Make sure it is not too general. For instance instead of choosing US medical systems, a better choice would be the history of US medical systems or Medical system reformation. You can also choose specific diseases as long as you connect them with public concerns. For instance, if you choose heart disease make sure you discuss the effects of the disease on our communities, economy, governments etc
2) Format: Use the format for an argumentative five paragraph essay – it is a very basic format. – Introduction paragraph with thesis statement, three supporting paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. You must give citations throughout the document as well as include a reference/citation page (see example paper in writing links). You need to include a minimum of 4 separate sources
Possible Topics in Public Health
Gun laws and safety in schools/community
Bullying in schools and in social media- leading to depression/suicides in teens
Cell phone usage causing disease
Cognitive health for baby boomers; The impact of dementia on our society.
Immigration and health (topics of diseases/illness unique to this population; or the impact on
health care system)
Legalizing recreational (personal use) marijuana
Legalizing the right to die in California or the US in general
Nursing shortages or shortages in other health care providers (primary care physicians; CNA’s
Transgendered issues (bathroom/locker-room usage in schools/colleges and public venues)
Universal health care (not Obama Care- it’s different)
Vaping (e-cigarettes): harmful or good substitute for smoking cigarettes?
In the past decade, the importance of electronic systems to our daily work, the establishment of quality performance measures, and the effects of corporate culture on the workforce have become integral considerations for all organizations that seek to improve their performance.
Based on your assignments throughout the course (all attached), prepare a performance improvement plan for the public health organization of your choice. Include the following points:
- Provide details about using informatics, technology, and performance data to drive continuous improvement and rapid replication of best practices.
- Describe applicable performance measures for monitoring progress toward meeting targets, goals, and objectives, as well as strategies for implementing performance measures.
- Analyze the organization’s culture as well as its capacity and readiness for the performance improvement process.
- Explain the best practices you recommend replicating, citing your sources of information.
Ensure you include a title page, abstract, introduction section, main discussion, and conclusion.
Your final product should be an 8–12-page paper in Word format, utilizing a minimum of 8 scholarly sources. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention
When analyzed through the lens of economics, public health operates like other sectors of the economy while still retaining significant differences. Economists use economic principles as a tool to understand and ensure the success of public health initiatives. Scarcity, opportunity cost, willingness to pay, trade, marginal costs, and marginal benefits are some of the economic principles that can be applied to public health initiatives.
For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources. Consider economic principles and their application to public health initiatives. Select a public health initiative you are interested in. Identify three economic principles that may have influenced the public health initiative you selected and explain how.
With these thoughts in mind:
BY DAY 4
Write a (2 page, APA format, 3-4 References) description of the public health initiative (Smoking Cessation). Then, describe three economic principles and how they may have been applied to that public health initiative. Finally, explain how they may have contributed to the success of the initiative.
Topic: Obesity: A Public Health Challenge in United States
Do a literature search, as needed, for additional information on this issue.
In your paper, address the following:
- Describe the current reality.
- What is unacceptable in this situation?
- What is your public health vision for the situation? What are the outcome goals?
- What are the barriers and facilitators of change? Make sure you consider the people, the personalities involved, as well as the organizational structure/culture.
- How do you foster the change process?
- Create a logic model for this situation.
No Plaigarism, APA th eds, Proper in-text citation. Pls use suheading for each question above.
- Avoid complex, long sentences. Also, avoid short choppy sentences. Be clear.
- Watch verb tense, present active voice, and plural/singular forms of words.
- Do not use first person in formal writing: First person is not as formal nor professional in my opinion. So no “I, me, my, our, we”.
- Try to not start sentences with “This” or “It” but be more specific so the reader knows to what you are referring.
- Avoid words such as really, good, very, a lot, so (makes the sentence weak)