SIGNATURE ASSIGNMENT PAPER GUIDELINES
Groups of approximately 3-4 students will work together to develop a health program addressing a significant public health problem for a chosen target population. The health promotion program will be described in a 10-page minimum to 15-page maximum, paper using in-text citations with APA 6th edition references and formatting. Additional paper requirements include:
· Title page, table of contents, section headers (Level 1) and sub-headers (Level 2), and references
· Times New Roman, 12-point, 1-inch margins, double spaced, first line hanging indent 0.5”
· Prepare and submit one comprehensive group paper. This paper should include revisions from any drafts and an evaluation plan of your health program.
· Your final paper should include all revised drafts which come together into one paper. Be sure to proof read your paper making sure sections transition smoothly, rather than being abruptly put together.
· Have someone else read your paper to make sure it makes sense to them and to provide feedback on grammar.
· Read your paper out loud when proof reading your paper. Sometimes you hear the errors that your eyes have missed.
· Schedule an appointment with the National University Writing Center for assistance with writing the paper in terms of grammar, sentence structure, organization, APA 6th edition formatting, APA 6th edition in-text citations and reference page.
Please see the Grading Rubric and Course Syllabus/Outline for additional information.
Please note: All sections in bold and underlined must be used as Level 1 Section Headers. All sections that come under this section in bold are to serve as Level 2 headers. Please use the exact same words as provided below, except for chapters and page numbers which are given for your reference.
Introduction & Needs Assessment
· Public Health Problem: Clearly defines and describes the assigned public health topic (see Relevant Secondary Data below as this is how it should be defined).
· Target population: Clearly identifies 1 specific target population
· Program Planning Model (See Ch. 3): Identifies and uses an approximateProgram planning model that is used correctly throughout the paper.
· Relevant Primary Data Source (i.e., Use Content from the Key Informant Interviews): Concisely summarizes in 1-4 paragraphs a primary data source that is relevant to the chosen health topic and priority population. Data source is clearly described including: who; where they work; the nature of their work; whom they work with; how their data is relevant to the needs assessment.
· Relevant Secondary Data: Uses relevant secondary data to thoroughly and clearly describe the health problem and its impact on the priority population. Relevant data includes most of the following: death, incidence, prevalence, morbidity, and mortality rates; data demonstrating the economic burden of the problem; cultural considerations; data on social problems related to the heath problem
· Needs Assessment (See Ch 4): To include all of the following information:
· Risk factors
· Genetic Risk Factors- Clearly describes all of the genetic/biological risk factors associated with the health problem and the priority population.
· Behavioral Risk Factors- Clearly describes all of the behavioral risk factors associated with the health problem and the priority population.
· Environmental Risk Factors- clearly describes all of the environmental risk factors associated with the health problem and the priority population.
· Conclusion/Program Focus: Clearly and concisely explains the factors that will become the focus and the purpose of the intervention.