Identify a health problem


Preparing the assignment

Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.

  1. 1)  Identify a health problem or need for health promotion for a particular stage in the life span of a population
    from a specific culture in your area.
  2. 2)  Choose one of the Leading Health Indicators (LHI) priorities from Healthy People 2020:
  3. 3)  Research a topic related to health and wellness associated with one of the Healthy People 2020 topic areas.
  4. 4)  Submit your topic to the instructor for approval at least 2 weeks prior to the final assignment due date, but
    earlier if desired. All topics must be approved.
  5. 5)  You will develop an educational health promotion project addressing the population/culture in your area.
  6. 6)  Use TurnItIn in time to make any edits that might be necessary based on the Similarity Index prior to submitting
    your paper to your faculty. Consult with your faculty about the acceptable Similarity Index for this paper.
  7. 7)  For writing assistance (APA, formatting, or grammar) visit the Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers at
    CU page in the online library.
  8. 8)  Include the following sections (detailed criteria listed below and in the Grading Rubric).
  9. Introduction and Conclusion- 15 points/15%
    • Introduction establishes the purpose of the paper and describes why topic is important to health promotion
      in the target population in your area.
    • Introduction stimulates the reader’s interest.
    • Conclusion includes the main ideas from the body of the paper.
    • Conclusion includes the major support points from the body of the paper.
  10. Relate Topic to Target Population- 25 points/25%
    • Describes the topic and target cultural population.
    • Includes statistics to support significance of the topic.
    • Explains how the project relates to the selected Healthy People 2020 topic area.
    • Applies health promotion concepts.
  11. Summary of Articles- 25 points/25%
    • A minimum of three (3) scholarly articles, from the last 5 years, are used as sources.
    • Articles meet criteria of being from scholarly journals and include health promotion and wellness content.
    • At least one article is related to the chosen cultural group.
    • Summaries all key points and findings from the articles.
    • Includes statistics to support significance of the topic.

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