6.2 TRENDS AND IMPLICATIONS

Action Items

  1. Complete the assigned readings for this week.
  2. Review the information about public health functions and prominent disease mechanisms located on the following Web sites:
  3. Through your reading and research, focus on the relationship between the function of public health and prominent disease mechanisms.
  4. Write a 3 page paper that addresses the following:
    • Analyze the statistical data displayed on the above websites looking specifically for the parallel between public health functions and prominent disease mechanisms during last 100 years.
    • Select a specific topic of interest from the list below:
      • Trends in vital statistics that will pose an impact on the healthcare delivery system
      • Trends in diseases affecting the population and, in turn, affecting the healthcare delivery system
      • Trends in the quality, delivery, or access to U.S. healthcare
    • Predict a future trend based on this data. Write a short description supporting your prediction. Create a chart or graph that illustrates current data used as the basis for your prediction (action item #4) and analyze the future parallel between public-health functions and prominent disease mechanisms. Write an explanation of your analysis.
    • Predict a future parallel between public-health functions and prominent disease mechanisms.
  5. Your paper must followAPA guidelines, and include:
    • Cover page (with your name, course, section, date submitted, and your professor’s name)
    • Reference page
    • Introductory paragraph

Note: Your cover and reference pages are not counted in your paper length.