Apply concepts of multiculturalism and diversity to become an agent of change.

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Health Statistics and Populations

Professional Competency addressed in this Assignment:

PC-4.3: Apply concepts of multiculturalism and diversity to become an agent of change.

Directions

Select a health topic of interest such as breastfeeding, coronary heart disease, or juvenile diabetes that affects a specific population such as older adults or women of reproductive age or race. Locate health statistics for your selections. You must include national and state data. Your work may also include local county or city data if available.
Additionally, research content regarding concepts of multiculturalism and diversity, and include interventions that address health disparities.

Input your responses using a table similar to the one below. You may recreate the table in Word©. Excel© files are not accepted. Include a title page and reference page. Length of Assignment should not exceed 3 pages.

Data Search Directions

Summarize Your Findings

Identify the population of interest and health condition/event to your practice. Specify how you define the population (e.g. age, gender, health status, etc.).

Summarize your search process. Specify what sources, organizations and agencies for health statistics were searched to find relevant health statistics. Be specific and thorough in your search.

Provide the health information obtained in the search. Include any significant statistics and information on risk factors and trends in epidemiology data on your topic.

Interpret your findings and determine if there is any evidence of health disparities based on the population examined. Be sure you understand what health disparities are and address if your topic is or is not impacted. Provide several examples and include interventions that would improve this disparity.

Unit 6: Health Statistics and Populations
Introductory Emergent Practiced Proficient/Mastered Score Weight Final Score
0 -1.9 2 – 2.9 3 – 3.9 4
Population
of interest and condition
Neither the population of
interest or health condition are represented, or the information is severely
misrepresented. The population is not well defined.
Work is missing
critical details regarding the population of interest and health condition.
One or more elements may be missing altogether. The population is not well
defined.
A population of
interest and health condition or event are present but some details related
to either or both items may be missing.
A population of
interest and health condition or event are clearly represented. The
population is defined.
20% 0.00
Search process The search
process and related statistics are not provided or are poorly explained.
The
search process is discussed but significant details are missing. Health
sources and related statistics are not well presented or are missing.
The
search process is provided, although specific details are omitted. Some heath
sources are presented, along with some statistics related to the population
and health condition. More detail could be provided overall.
The
search process is detailed and summarized clearly. Heath sources are
presented, along with relevant statistics related to the population and
health condition.
20% 0.00
Health information Appropriate
health information is not obtained, and search is not documented.
Some health
information is provided, but overall data is lacking and does not contain
relevant information.
Health
information obtained in the search is reviewed. Some significant details are
either omitted or not explained well.
Relevant health
information obtained in the search is well documented.
20% 0.00
Research findings Research
findings are not provided or are documented incorrectly with a lack of
evidence. Interventions are not addressed.
Research
findings of health disparities based on examined population somewhat
presented. Significant details are missing, and evidence of health
disparities may not be provided. Interventions are included but lack
significant detail.
Research
findings of health disparities based on examined population is explained.
Evidence of health disparities and/or information on research is missing some
relevant detail. Interventions are included but could use additional detail.
Research
findings and evidence of health disparities based on examined population are
fully explained and well documented. Interventions are included and well
detailed.
20% 0.00
Format/Style APA
format is not utilized. No obvious attempt made to cite ideas and information
from other sources. There are consistent and repeated errors in rules of
grammar, word usage, and punctuation. There are consistent and repeated
spelling and/or proofreading errors. Overall style is not at all consistent
with formal, professional work.
There
are frequent repeated errors in consistency of the text, title page, and
references page with APA format. There are numerous errors in which ideas and
information from other sources are not cited correctly. There are numerous
errors in rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation. There are numerous
spelling and/or proofreading errors. Overall style is inadequate for formal,
professional work; many areas needs need style improvement.
There
are some errors, but much of the text, title page, and references page is
consistent with the APA format. Ideas and information from other sources are
cited correctly with few exceptions. Rules of grammar, word usage, and
punctuation are followed with few exceptions. Assignment has few spelling
and/or proofreading errors. Overall style is adequate for formal,
professional work; some areas need style improvement.
Text,
title page, and references page are consistent with APA format. Ideas and
information from other sources are cited correctly. Rules of grammar, word
usage, and punctuation are followed. Assignment is spellchecked and
proofread. Overall style is demonstrates excellent consistency with that
expected of formal, professional work.
20% 0.00

DUE: to Dropbox on end of Day 7 of Unit 6.

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