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Public Health Discussion

Public Health Discussion

Description

Locate and report epidemiological data relating to your community(Denton, TX) by consulting different
databases/sources. In addition, briefly discuss genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors that are
related to the key health issue.
Determine the most pressing health issues for your community. To do this, you can use online
databases/other resources to obtain data related to rates of disease (chronic and communicable),
injury, and other health problems (e.g., teen pregnancy). Distinguish these health issues
according to age group, ethnic group, and SES. This will help you narrow your focus and choose
a sub-population to target.
You may use figures and tables to display some of this information, but you still need to address
it in the narrative. Always refer to figures/tables, etc. in the narrative (see APA for more
information).
As addressed in the introduction, it is a good idea to compare local rates of disease/injury/other
health problems with state and/or national rates.
Address how the epidemiological data align with the health concerns and important issues
identified by the community gatekeepers (i.e., actual vs. perceived needs).
Identify your key health issue and target sub-population based on issues of high importance and
changeability.
Once you identify the key health issue and target sub-population, briefly address the genetic,
behavioral, and environmental factors that are related to the key health issue. You will need to
support this section with information from peer-reviewed journals, credible websites, and/or other
academic/scholarly sources. Be careful not to plagiarize, and remember to cite all references in
APA format (6th ed.).