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HCS 457 Week 1 Individual Assignment Article Review

Resource: Article Review Grading Criteria on the student website


Review two to three news articles to determine a local community health care issue. Examples include swine flu, asthma, and teenage pregnancy.


Write a 350- to 700-word paper answering the following questions:


  • How long has it been a problem?
  • How has it affected the community?
  • How has the community responded?


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


Due Week 1 Day 7

HCS 457 Week 2 Individual Assignment Website Review and Summary

There are many valuable web resources for researching public and community health issues or diseases. Researching some national, state, and local government health agency websites will help you become familiar with accessible information. This will help you conduct research for future assignments.


Resource: Website Review and Summary Grading Criteria on the student website, Website Review Table on the student website

Find national, state, and local governmental health agency websites that address the issue from the Article Review assignment.

Document your findings based on the University of Phoenix Material: Website Review.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary of your findings that includes the following:


  • How does the information overlap?


  • o    What type of structure do you see between levels of government?
  • o    What functions do you see at each level of government?


  • How do the levels of government work together?
  • How would you define public and community health?


Include at least three references.

Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.


Due Week 2 Day 7

HCS 457 Week 2 PERI Assignment Team Outline

HCS 457 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment PERI Model

Resource: PERI Model Grading Criteria on the student website.

Review the PERI model and process described in Ch. 2 of the text.

Complete each of the following steps using the public health issue or disease your team decided upon:


  • Review at least two websites identified in the Website Review and Summary assignment.
  • Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes to summarize your findings pertaining to the issue or disease.


  • o    Describe the issue or disease.
  • o    Identify the demographics and effect of the issue or disease on the community.
  • o    Identify the underlying nature and cause of the issue or disease.
  • o    Determine if the effects cross from community to state or national levels.
  • o    What possible solutions did you identify?
  • o    How successful were the solutions?
  • o    What additional suggestions for treatment or resolution did you find?
  • o    Include how the model served as a guide to understand the cause.


Include at least two references in addition to the text.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.


Due Week 3 Day 7

HCS 457 Week 4 Individual Assignment Communicable Disease Paper

Communicable diseases rely on fluid exchange, contaminated substances, or close contact to travel from an infected carrier to a healthy individual.


Resource: Communicable Disease Paper Grading Criteria on the student website.

Identify a communicable disease to research.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper summarizing your research. Include the following information:


  • Describe the disease and discuss efforts to control it.
  • Identify the environmental factors related to this disease.
  • Explain the influence of lifestyles, socioeconomic status, and disease management.


  • o    Identify gaps and how you might link to other resources to meet needs that are not locally available.
  • o    Include recommendations to expand the communities’ programs if there are gaps.
  • Describe what the public health department is doing to reduce the threat of the disease.
  • Include data findings, evidence-based intervention, and a plan to ensure quality health.


Include at least three references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


Due Week 4 Day 7

HCS 457 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Windshield Survey Presentation

Resource: Windshield Presentation Grading Criteria on the student website

Complete your presentation of a significant community health issue from the Website Review and Summary assignment.

Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes about the issue. Include the following:


  • The issue your team selected: Include graphs of data that support the people linked by the issue and demonstrate the effect on the community.


  • o    Describe the demographics of the area the issue affects.
  • o    Explain the effect of the issue, such as volume and prevalence over time, and before and after the intervention.
  • o    Discuss the significance or effect on the community.
  • o    Discuss possible causes, and contributing behavioral and environmental factors.


  • Incorporate the PERI model you created to support the epidemiological model and evidence-based care.
  • Government role and level of effect: national, state, and local


  • o    Does this disease expand to a global setting?
  • o    Identify the government structure.
  • o    Discuss the function and role for this issue.
  • o    Identify and discuss the interaction or overlap between levels of government.
  • o    Describe the health objectives at each level.


  • Intervention and treatment


  • o    Identify and discuss the primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions.
  • o    Discuss the effect or effectiveness of the intervention.
  • o    Discuss the opportunity for change and continued improvement.


  • Identify the social and behavioral effect of this issue: Discuss the strategies for successful effects on these variables.


  • Identify resources in the community and their support or effect on the issue and the interventions.


  • Identify gaps in the community plan, actions, and resources, and recommend strategies to address the gaps.


  • From your research, what changes do you anticipate over the next 5 years related to this issue in your community?


Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.


Due Week 5 Day 7

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