Back to Healthy People 2030, the government initiative to “identify health improvement priorities. Increase public awareness and understanding of the determinants of health, disease, and disability and the opportunities for progress. Provide measurable objectives and goals that are applicable at the national, State, and local levels.” It is public health in a nutshell!
Go to Healthy People 2030 (Links to an external site.) and find an area of interest.
Step 2. Click on “Browse Objectives by Topic” (Links to an external site.) and choose an area of interest. ( I chose, in Populations, Children) You can use ANY of the segments (Health Conditions/Behaviors/Populations/Systems and Settings/Social Determinants)
If you know your area of interest, you can just type it in the white area where it says search.
Step 3.Then scroll in you area to further refine the AREA AND GOAL. (I chose Child and Adolescent Development) See how many areas there are to choose from!? You have many choices in all categories so have fun and find something you are passionate about! YOU DO NOT NEED TO PICK CHILDREN!! YOU CAN PICK FROM ANY AREA. This is just what my page looks like.
Step 4. Then I chose my goal in the Children and Development section,
THIS TOPIC WILL BE MY TOPIC FOR THE ENTIRE PRESENTATION.
THE ONE YOU CHOSE WILL BE YOUR TOPIC FOR THE ENTIRE SESSION. EACH WEEK YOU WILL EXPAND THE PROJECT.
ASSIGNMENT. Review the instructions,the template AND my example to help your work.
Here is the template for Health Problem Identification: Step 1
Here is my example presentation
FOR THE ASSIGNMENT you need to create powerpoint slides. Follow my template exactly, just removing the red instructions:
1. A title slide with your name and topic.
2. Next slide with your AREA, SUBSET AND GOAL WITH NUMBER LISTED.
3. A slide with a background of Why is this important to health? You may need to look that up! for example, if your area was smoking you might look up “smoking and cancer” to get more data. You must have one fact why this is an important goal. How does it impact people? Why did you pick it?
For mine, I googled, “reading and health outcomes” and found resources on why learning to read in childhood helps later health. If you pick, say STDs, you may google “rate of STDs” to show us how prevalent it is. If you pick mental health, you could site suicide rates or discuss how much mental health costs our economy. The choices are endless, just tell us how YOUR CHOSEN problem impacts our health and society.
4. Reference slide
In summary and hints: Create 4 powerpoint slides using my exact titles then fill in with your topic information.
*1 Title (5pts) (Make your own-do not use mine!!)
*2 Healthy People Objective. You MUST have the number of your initiative and the number written out. . (10 pts) I need this to look up your work. You must have the four items on the template slide filled out for full credit.
*3. Background of you problem/goal. Have TWO reasons why the objective is important to health and you picked it .(5)You MUST have at least one reference here of how your problem relates to health with facts!(5) (10 pts total)
* 4. Reference slide properly done (5 pts)