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