Explore the Healthy People 2020 web site, http://www.healthypeople.gov
Please select one of the topic areas in Healthy People 2020. Prepare a brief paper (one or two single spaced pages) addressing each of these questions:
- What topic area did you select and why?
- What goal is identified on Healthy People for that topic area?
- Why is this focus area an important area, i.e. why does it merit attention?
- What are some recent examples of the importance of this issue (can be local, regional, national, global examples – might be an event, a news item, new research findings, etc.)?
- What are some of the important issues related to this focus area?
- What suggestions do you have for making improvements in this topic area?
Grading will be based upon these factors:
- Compliance with the assignment instructions above, including addressing each question
- Demonstration that the Healthy People materials have been examined and incorporated into the response
- Responding to the questions in your own words vs. taking directly from the web site
- Readability of post and quality of writing, including spelling and grammatical considerations