Assignment 3: Improving Public Health Law

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Select one public health issue that is a concern in your state. Using descriptive statistics provide an overview of the public health issue. Include the target population, the impact to the population, and the financial costs. Present at least two public health laws that either support or oppose the public health issue that you have selected. Discuss how the public health law impacts health outcomes. Explain if the law should be maintained as it is, revised, or removed and how potential changes would impact the population.

Using the South University Online Library, the readings for this week, and the Internet, select a current public health issue that is of interest to you. Write a 3- to 5-page report in Microsoft Word format.

Note: Information related to laws can be obtained through the health department and state websites. Laws pertain to reporting, data collection, treatment, and education regarding public health issues. Examples include public health laws governing reportable conditions or the treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Support your statements with scholarly references and appropriate examples. Cite all sources using the APA format.

 

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified and described one relevant public health issue to include statistics.
20
Examined the population, impact, and financial costs of the public health issue.
 
20
Identified at least two public health laws that are directly related to the public health issue.
20
Explained recommendations for maintaining or revising the public health law.
15
Discussed how the public health laws impact outcomes associated with the public health issue.
10
Presented a structured document free of spelling and grammatical errors.
5
Properly cited sources using APA format.
5
Used at least five current and relevant references.
5
Total:
100
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