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public health class discussion boards
1.This week, development of print materials was reviewed in connection with methods and techniques that enhance effectiveness. For the discussion board this week you will review print materials for the CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers Campaign: First, research smoking behavior and report measures of prevalence specific to two populations (e.g. 28% of American Indians smoke) and three health challenges (disease/disability) that result from this behavior. Include relative statistics. Next, students will discuss determining readability and addressing diversity of print materials (see Chapter 9). Determining readability: Discuss two of what you feel are the most important aspects to create a document that is easier to read Addressing diversity: Why is ensuring materials are culturally conducive important? Then, describe one strategy health educators can use to create accurate materials.
Then, review the CDC Matte Articles used in the Tips From Former Smokers Campaign. Using the attached SMOG readability index below, choose a matte article to apply the SMOG tool to. Report the outcome of the SMOG assessment to the matte article. What grade level did the assessment reveal? Health material should be written at a 6th to 8th grade level, does the article comply with this? Did the article seem to address diversity in connection to the group it was created for? SMOG FORMULA: SMOG FORMULA INSTRUCTIONS 2.First, watch BOTH the Building Healthier Communities(Boston REACH Coalition video) and the Testimony to the Labor Health and Human Services Committee videos (Dr. Randy) located in the learning activities videos for this week. Boston REACH Coalition video: Describe and explain two coalition concepts you learned and saw reinforced in the Boston REACH Coalition video.
Use chapter 12 in the text to aid in identifying coalition concepts (review the bold subsections of the chapter, such as, community organizing, development of coalitions, steps for building effective coalitions, etc..) Additionally, describe the contributions of health disparities to morbidity (disease, illness) and mortality among the communities and groups of focus in the video. What contributes to these disparities? How can Boston REACH possibly improve these issues and why? Testimony to the Labor Health and Human Services Video: Describe and explain two advocacy concepts you learned and saw reinforced by watching Dr. Randy Paush’s testimony to the Labor Health and Human Services board. Use chapter 13 in your text to aid in identifying advocacy concepts (review the bold subsections of the chapter, such as, advocacy, lobbying and grassroots activities; steps for advocating legislation, etc…). How can voluntary policies, local ordinances, state law and federal law (all considered system factors) affect health outcomes in target populations?
Describe and support your response. Hint, review pp. 335-337 in your text. 3.Review the text for this week (Chapter Two) on Promoting Health Education in a Multicultural Society and Nat’l Center for Cultural Competence – Choosing & Adapting Culturally Competent HP Materials (NCC) document. Then, select one health promotion method/tool that your colleague highlighted in their PPT presentation. This could be a fact sheet, PSA, press release, etc… You will review the method and describe how it could be improved following some of the guidelines outlined in Ch. 2 and the NCC document. Save and attach a screen shot of the method you selected from a colleagues presentation Using the text sections located on pps. 37-40 (Use Inclusive Language;
Understand the Focus Population Culture; Infuse Cultural Issues into Facilitation & Choose Materials Wisely) -Identify and describe two ways to ensure the selected health promotion method/tool could be improved and why OR, if YOU used this method/tool, how you could effectively infuse cultural issues while teaching to a target audience? 2. Next, using the NCC document, see the section titled: Steps for Choosing or Adapting Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Promotion Materials, closely look at the subsections: Determine Mode of Delivery Create criteria for choosing health promotion materials Elicit reactions from the intended audience Develop and implement a plan for dissemination
Then, describe how YOU could improve the selected method/tool by identifying two of the sections and describing how the information outlined could help you to do this. You are required to use at least THREE sources from the text, government reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, additional textbooks and the CDC and Smog Formula resource. Use your OWN WORDS (e.g., do not cut and paste from a government report or article). Paraphrase (use your own words) to report the information. Include APA formatted in-text citations to identify your sources AND include full APA formatted references for your sources at the end of your post.