First, identify a specific group in a circumscribed geographic area. For example, you may want to target a group from your clinical experience (e.g., persons of Puerto Rican descent in the Fishtown area).
You could also choose to focus on a group that operates as a “culture” in some other way (for example, the group of seniors in a residential nursing facility or inmates of a specific prison). You will develop an intervention for your specific group, so you will have to take into account the characteristics of the neighborhood or “context,” as well as the culture itself.
Consider information from your readings in identifying problems in specific populations (Chapters from Cupp Curley, in particular).
Your assessment and strategy must take into account the health education, health literacy and health promotion needs of your target population.
Email your professor if there are questions about selecting a target group.
This is a formal paper and should be written as such with abstract and references, in APA 6 format.
Scholarly writing does not employ use of the first person.
The final paper should be no more than 12 pages (Title page to reference page).
Students are to submit the paper via Canvas by the assigned date.
Document your description of the extent and impact of the problem WITH RESEARCH AND FACTS from PROFESSIONAL sources. This is an evidence-based assignment, so make sure your evidence is current (within the last 5 years) and from peer reviewed resources in the literature.
Paint a clear picture of the health concern in your population. For example, here are some questions to consider:
What evidence-based RESEARCH has been done evaluating delivery of services to your population? For other groups?
What are the standards of best practice in regard to your selected health concern? (See professional literature/search Cochrane database)
How will you evaluate the effectiveness of your program (measurable, observable, relevant outcomes) from your program? What additional data would you like to have had in describing either the health concern or the proposed intervention?
Flows logically from one point to another
Free of spelling and grammatical errors
Uses plain language: no jargon; spell out acronyms
Avoid “opinions” that cannot be supported by data; no generic claims
Be clear about your rationale when you suggest “causes and effect”
Each sentence should say something new and be relevant to your issue
Energetic, positive style (limit passive voice) be free of spelling, grammatical errors
Provide citations for any information that is not your own.
Utilize APA formatting