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Describe how this health issue should be addressed through a specific health education program.

Part 2. Review the Point Mar Case Study provided in this week’s Learning Resources for the Final Project. Select a health issue from this case study to focus on for the Final Project and that you would like to address with a health education program. Reflect on this health issue and consider peer-reviewed literature and data-based resources (e.g., websites, peer-reviewed journals, etc.) that can be used to research this specific health issue.The Assignment: (1–2 pages)

Describe the health issue that you selected from the case study, including an explanation of why this health issue is important for the health education profession.

  • Describe how this health issue should be addressed through a specific health education program.
  • Include a list of 3–5 peer-reviewed literature resources that you are considering using as support for your Final Project.

Identify data-based resources or support for this health issue

Point Mar Case Study

Congratulations! You have been hired by the Vista County Health Department as their new health educator. This county has never had a health educator and is only minimally staffed with three public health nurses, a sanitarian, two community health workers and a physician health officer who all occupy the small public health department to which you are assigned. Your resources are limited as this is a relatively poor county economically. Your public health department is located along the Pacific coast in the southern part of the state. The county has an overall population of approximately 100,000 with the main population center located in the port city of Point Mar. Point Mar has a population of 37,500 while the other five towns in the county have populations ranging from 2,000 to 9,300 and, in addition, there are scattered pockets of people living in many unincorporated areas of the county who are involved in a variety of economic pursuits. The principle sources of income for Vista County are derived from agriculture, commercial shipping, fishing, tourism, and small to medium businesses. The population of Vista County is 43% Caucasian, 33% Hispanic, 12% Asian/Pacific Islander, 10% African American, and 2% American Indian. There has been a recent influx of Southeast Asians into Point Mar and there is a regular Latino migrant farm worker population employed in the County’s agricultural areas. In general, the road systems are adequate to connect all the towns in the county. The distances between towns range from 8–20 miles and all towns and most outlying areas have telephone, electricity, sanitation, and water services. In addition, there are two major newspapers, three radio stations, and one cable television station serving the county. Of these, one newspaper, one radio station, and the cable TV station are located in Point Mar. There are three high schools, four middle schools, and five elementary schools in the county with one-third of the children in the county being bussed into these schools. There are three hospitals in the county with two of these (Vista County Hospital and San Sebastian Regional Medical Center) located in Point Mar. There are also ambulance services, fire and police services, and other governmental agencies serving the entire county. Based on your needs assessment you have identified five potential health issues in the Point Mar community. These include: Periodic outbreaks of food poisoning among the fast food restaurants serving the beach recreational areas of Point Mar  Increasing levels of childhood obesity associated with adult onset type II diabetes  An increase in TB among Asian immigrants that have moved to the area  An increase in Chlamydia infections among teens in the community  High job-related accident rates among Latino dock workers at the port  An increase in accident rates associated with falls among seniors in the community

Review the Interactive Public Health Timeline media piece in the Learning Resources for this week and select one of the significant milestones for public health

Part 1. Review the Interactive Public Health Timeline media piece in the Learning Resources for this week and select one of the significant milestones for public health. Consider how this milestone relates to health education. Provide a description of the milestone that you selected. Explain the role of health educators in effecting/contributing to this milestone. Then explain how the role of the health educator, for this milestone, contributes to the field of health education and health promotion today. Be specific and provide examples

1872: The American Public Health Association founded by Dr. Stephen Smith, a physician, attorney and commissioner of New York City’s Metropolitan Health Board, puts forth the concept of a national health service.1893: APHA and the United States focus on the control of tuberculosis. 1895: APHA publishes the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Sewage.1900: Walter Reed reports at the APHA Annual Meeting that mosquitoes carry yellow fever.1905: APHA publishes the Standard Methods for the Examination of Milk.1906: First federal Food and Drug Act passed; APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Hygiene.1908: APHA’s standardized death certificate adopted by the U.S.Census 1909: APHA publishes the Standard Methods for the Examination of Air.1911: Journal of the American Public Health Association established, later becoming the American Journal of Public Health.1916: APHA publishes first issue of Control of Communicable Diseases in Man.1918: APHA postponed its Annual Meeting in reaction to a global influenza pandemic. The Association conducted scheduled discussions regarding the pandemic in December 1918.1925: APHA creates Appraisal Form for Local Health Work.1932: President Hoover speaks at APHA’s Annual Meeting.1943: APHA sets qualification standards for health educators.1948: United Nations establishes the World Health Organization with strong APHA support.1950: APHA member Jonas Salk introduces Salk vaccine for polio.1956: National Library of Medicine established.1964: Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health published; President Johnson signs the Medicare/Medicaid Act.1965: APHA publishes the first Public Health Law Manual.1970: Congress establishes the Environmental Protection Agency; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.1972 APHA celebrates its 100th anniversary with 25,100 members.1973: APHA cited in Supreme Court decision striking down most anti-abortion laws.1982: APHA testifies at the first congressional hearings on AIDS.1986: Former President Jimmy Carter speaks at Annual Meeting.1994: Medicine and Public Health Initiative established by the APHA and American Medical Association.1995: President Bill Clinton proclaims the first full week of April as National Public Health Week.1997: APHA celebrates its 125th anniversary with 32,000 members; Presidential Citation presented to Nelson Mandela.1999: APHA builds its headquarters building in Washington, D.C.2005: APHA relocates its Annual Meeting from New Orleans to Philadelphia following widespread devastation left by Hurricane Katrina.2006: APHA launches Get Ready campaign, an all hazards preparedness initiative.2010: APHA helps win passage of the Affordable Care Act.2011: APHA launches our blog, Public Health Newswire.2013: APHA rolls out APHA Connect, an online member community.2014: APHA surpasses 300,000 Twitter followers of @PublicHealth

quality of care

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Assignment 2: Managing Health Care Quality
Due Week 8 and worth 200 points

Imagine that you are a hospital administrator at the Sunlight Hospital in California. The main complaint among the patients is the quality of care. Your job is to understand the state of the hospital, create value, increase efficiency, and turn the facility into a local hospital of choice. Whenever you are making visits in various wards to meet the employees and the patients, you hear how the patients love the hospital, but they would like to see certain improvements in care. The employees seem to be very busy executing their duties and not interacting much with the patients. The hospital board has asked you to compile a report of your findings and suggested strategy for achieving the hospital’s current goals.

Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Classify five (5) measurements of quality of care in a hospital, and justify the major reasons why you believe these measurements matter to patients in their process of choosing a hospital for emergency or inpatient care.
  2. Specify four (4) main features in health care organizations that can be used to design a successful quality improvement plan. Articulate the significant manner in which the specified features can lead to failure or success of quality of care in Sunlight Hospital.
  3. Suggest the salient reasons why quality of care would add value to and create a competitive advantage for the Sunlight Hospital. Justify your response.
  4. Use four (4) recent (within the last five [5] years) quality academic resources in this assignment.
    Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as quality academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Propose methodologies that have been proven to increase value in health care delivery systems
  • Examine leadership and management frameworks that are most applicable to a certain organization type within the health care industry.
  • Craft a strategic plan that leads to a competitive advantage within a certain market.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in health care management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about health care management using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
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.What are some ways in which parents’ authority over the care of their children is limited by law in the U.S.?

Answer each question with 200 words.

1.What are some ways in which parents’ authority over the care of their children is limited by law in the U.S.? Do you agree with these limitations? Why or why not.

2.Clinical Infectious Diseases:http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/ 


Choose an article that is peer-reviewed and a primary article (not secondary – see attached). Identify the study type as descriptive: cross-sectional, ecological, case series; analytic: prospective cohort or retrospective cohort; or experimental: prevention or treatment clinical trial. NOTE: To receive credit for your post, the article must be a primary study that uses one of the given study designs. Failure to choose an appropriate article will results in a zero for the assignment. Also, you must do more than read the abstract, you must read the entire article.

a. State the type of study that was conducted (see methods section of article, it must be one of the above study types).

b. What is the research question?

c. What was known or unknown before the study was conducted (see introduction of article)?

d. What was the purpose of the study (should be at end of introduction)?

e. What was the outcome and was it consistent with the researcher(s)’ original research question (see results and conclusions)?

f. What recommendation(s) did the researcher offer for future studies (see conclusions)?

g. Do you feel the findings and research design are real and valid? Why or why not? Please review the lesson for this week and your text book readings to understand what is meant by valid.

“Current Era in Leadership” Chapter 8, “Leading Teams”

A: For this Discussion, consider some of the unique characteristics of team leadership. Using the Learning Resources, reflect on the challenges associated with team leadership and consider whether or not team leadership may actually exist within organizations.

Post a description of team leadership and its characteristics. Then, describe two challenges teams may face when leading an organization. Finally, explain whether team leadership is an effective approach. Justify your response.

B: For this Discussion, select an event, not previously used in the course, that highlights techniques of servant leadership. For the event, consider whether or not the leadership techniques were effective. Also, consider the possibility of applying another leadership theory to the selected event. How may the outcomes change in relation to the application of a different leadership theory?

Post a brief description of the event you selected. Then explain whether servant leadership was the most effective leadership perspective in the event you selected. Justify your response. Finally, explain how event outcomes might have been different with another leadership perspective.

Nahavandi, A. (2014). The art and science of leadership (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

  • Chapter 6, “Current Era in Leadership”
  • Chapter 8, “Leading Teams”
  • Ilgen, D. R., Hollenbeck, J. R., Johnson, M., & Jundt, D. (2005). Teams in organizations: From input-process-output models to IMOI models. Annual Review of Psychology, 56(1), 517–543.

Environmental and occupational health hazards

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW

Environmental and occupational health hazards may be managed in different settings, such as government and private settings, in order to protect the public and workforce from environmental exposures.

CASE ASSIGNMENT

In this Case Assignment, you will address public health at the government level from a historical perspective:

  1. Discuss the accomplishments of the U.S. public health system at reducing public health impacts from hazards associated with public environmental exposures and occupational health hazards.
  2. Examine what brought about these successes, particularly at the local health department level.
  3. Select 3 areas that can be improved in environmental health programs.

ASSIGNMENT EXPECTATIONS

Use information from your module readings/articles as well as appropriate research to support your selection.

Length: The Case Assignment should be 4-5 pages long (double-spaced).

References: At least three references must be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). Required Reading is included. Quoted materials should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. Materials copied verbatim from external sources must be enclosed in quotation marks. In-text citations are required as well as a list of references at the end of the assignment. (APA format is recommended.)

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.

Format: APA format is recommended for this assignment

Required Reading

3 Reflective Journal Assignments

  • There are 3 Reflective Journal Assignments (Weeks 3, 7, and 9).
  • The journals are to reflect your experiences and opinions, so there are no right or wrong answers.
  • Read the issues for the previous weeks before writing your journal.

Write a 3/4 to 1-page journal entry (approximately 250 words) in which you:

  1. Predict one or two changes people will make in their reading and listening habits if the conventional reproduction of music, news, and books were to become obsolete.
  2. Complete the page/word amount requirement. 
  3. Write with clarity, following mechanics and formatting requirements.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a source page and cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the source page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcome(s) associated with this assignment are:

  • Apply critical thinking skills to the analysis of issues involving mass media and society.
  • Analyze various issues affecting the media business.
  • Evaluate the effects of the digital information expansion / explosion on society.
  • Write clearly and concisely about media and society using proper writing mechanics.

explain one challenge to using communication technology tools other than social media in the dissemination of your public health campaign

Question description

a brief description of three instances in which communication technology tools other than social media might be used for a public health campaign and explain why. Then describe two potential communication technology tools you might use in your public health campaign and explain why these tools would be appropriate for your target audience. Finally, explain one challenge to using communication technology tools other than social media in the dissemination of your public health campaign and explain one way you might address that challenge. Be specific and use the current literature to support your response.

Public Health

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

This is for my Public Health class, list 5 key developments that have contributed to the philosophic renaissance of public health practice during the past 20 years.