Public Health Issues
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research and read about a health issue in specific regions in the United States. Some examples of the topics for your research could be:
HIV or AIDS in African-Americans in Southern United States.
Alcoholism in Native Americans in Midwestern United States.
Diabetes among Navajo people in Southwest United States.
Obesity among low-income children in Eastern United States.
Note: You may choose another population and region, these are just examples. You may also visit the Webibliography of this course to gather data for your research.
Compile your responses in a 4- to 5-page Microsoft Word document that discuss the following issues for the respective affected population:
Percentage of population affected;
Age, gender, race, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, religion, etc. of the target population that may influence the burden of the disease;
Segment of the United States population affected along with the percentage;
Social factors such as culture and religion that may influence the burden of the disease;
Ethical issues that may be factors in developing and implementing prevention and intervention programs for the disease;
Various components of the health care system that can assist the community;
Methods that the health care system should use to assist the community. (For example, state health care systems may revise or develop new policies to address the issue);
Support your responses with a structured document free of spelling and grammatical errors, and appropriate references at the end of the document of sources you cited in the paper; Cite any sources in accordance to APA guidelines.