Identify appropriate outcome measures and study designs applicable to epidemiological subfields such as infectious disease, chronic disease, environmental exposures, reproductive health, and genetics.

Healthy People 2020 Impact Paper

Assignment Guidelines and Grading Rubric

Purpose

The concepts of epidemiology provide the framework for the study of infectious and chronic diseases, which provides a rich source of data for the analysis of trends in disease and health. This assignment will offer the opportunity to explore the areas in need of preventative measures such as emerging infectious diseases, common chronic disease, environmental exposures, and emergency preparedness.

Course Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

CO 3: Identify appropriate outcome measures and study designs applicable to epidemiological subfields such as infectious disease, chronic disease, environmental exposures, reproductive health, and genetics.

CO 6: Identify important sources of epidemiological data.

Requirements

Criteria for Content

Select a topic of interest from Healthy People 2020. Provide an overview of the topic along with the Healthy People 2020 goal for the problem. Identify a program aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality for that problem on a city, county, or statewide level. In a one to two page summary, address the following.

a. Identify the problem

b. Provide an overview of the problem

c. Review of epidemiologic and demographic data on mortality/morbidity and risk

d. Present the goals and objectives of Healthy People 2020

e. Discuss identified program plan including activities and implementation strategies

Preparing the paper

Submission Requirements

1. Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the written assessment.

2. Length: The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) is a maximum two pages.

3. A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature references must be used.

Best Practices in Preparing the Project

The following are best practices in preparing this project.

1. Review directions thoroughly.

2. Follow submission requirements.

3. Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included.

4. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.

5. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.

6. Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly.

7. A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature references must be used.

8. Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.

Grading Criteria

Category Points Description
Introduction of the problem or issue 10 Comprehensively identifies the problem or concern.
Discussion of Problem 20 Discussion – Overview of Problem

Background and significance of the problem (includes incidence or prevalence statistics).

Identification of Epidemiological Data 20 Epidemiological analysis (includes characteristics of the at-risk population and/or those affected by the disease and costs of the disease).
Screening and Diagnosis 20 Screening and diagnosis (includes review of current guidelines for screening and diagnosis of the disease. In-depth review of statistics one screening or diagnostic test provided)

Program Plan 20 Program plan including activities and implementation strategies aimed at decreasing incidence of problem / disease.
APA Format / Writing Mechanics 10 Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section or topic of the paper (one deduction for each type of APA style error). Ideas and information that come from scholarly sources must be cited and referenced correctly. A minimum of three (3) scholarly references are used. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. For this assignment first person may be used. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) is at maximum two (2) pages
Total 100 A quality assessment will meet or exceed all the above requirements.

NR503 Population Health, Epidemiology, & Statistical Principles revised 6/18

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Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Exceptional

Outstanding or highest level of performance

Exceeds

Very good or high level of performance

Meets

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

Needs Improvement

Poor or failing level of performance

Developing

Unsatisfactory level of performance

Introduction of the problem/concern 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
Comprehensively identifies the problem/concern. Adequately identifies the problem/concern. Identification of problem/concern is limited. Identification of problem/concern is unclear. Identification of problem/concern is absent.
Discussion / Overview of Problem Background and significance of the problem (includes incidence or prevalence statistics) 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points
Background is complete, presents risks, disease impact and includes a review of incidence and prevalence of the disease within the student’s local area, state, and nationally. Evidence supports background. Background is complete, presents risk, disease impact and at least one set of incidence and prevalence statistics are presented and supported by evidence. Background missing one or more key points and at least one set of incidence and prevalence statistics are presented. Lack of evidence or limited presentation of the background. Background missing more than one key point and at least one set of incidence and prevalence statistics are presented, or there is no supported evidence. Unclear conclusions or presentation. Background and significance of the disease is not provided.
Epidemiological analysis (includes characteristics of the at-risk population and/or those affected by the disease and costs of the disease) 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points
Comprehensive review and analysis of key descriptive epidemiological points of the identified disease and population most at risk, supported by scholarly evidence. Adequate review with some analysis of key descriptive epidemiological points of the identified disease and population most at risk supported by scholarly evidence. Limited review and analysis of key descriptive epidemiological points of the identified disease and at-risk population. Minimal analysis of key descriptive epidemiological points of the identified disease and at-risk population. No analysis of key descriptive epidemiological points of the identified disease and at-risk population is provided.
Screening and diagnosis (includes review of current guidelines for screening and diagnosis of the disease. In-depth review of statistics one screening or diagnostic test provided) 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points
Comprehensive review of Healthy People 2020 goals for problem. Adequate review of Healthy People 2020 goals for problem. Limited review of Healthy People 2020 goals for problem. Minimal or unclear review of Healthy People 2020 goals for problem. Review of Healthy People 2020 goals for problem not provided.
Program Plan Identified. Includes action and implementation strategies aimed at decreasing incidence of problem / disease. 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points
A comprehensive plan of action specific to the problem; including the actions that will be taken to address the impact, outcomes, or prevalence of the disease. An adequate, but not fully comprehensive, plan of action specific to the problem; including the actions that will be taken to address the impact, outcomes, or prevalence of the disease. A limited plan of action specific to the problem; including the actions that will be taken to address the impact, outcomes, or prevalence of the disease. The actions are presented with limited or little evidence. Actions are minimal or unclear, are not supported directly by evidence or are not actions specific to the problem. Plan of action not provided.
APA and Writing Mechanics 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
APA format, grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation are accurate, or with zero to one errors. Two to four errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and syntax noted. Five to seven errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and syntax noted. Eight to nine errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and syntax noted or the paper exceeds maximum of two (2) pages. Greater than ten errors in APA format, grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation noted or repeatedly makes the same errors after faculty feedback.
Total Points Possible = 100 points
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