Discussion of sensitive topics- race and socioeconomic status- that are relevant to public health.
Part 1: Should be 4-5 pages long. Provide a summary and rationale for your chosen topic that includes public health measures (for example: statistical data and trends); the population most affected by the issue, a synopsis of the public health literature on the topic; and the historical and cultural aspects and/or ethical implications related to topic. Example: Poor nutrition is a reality for 165 million children under the age of 5 in the world today. Approximately one in four children under 5 years old are stunted (26 per cent in 2011) and 80% of world’s 165 million stunted children live in just 14 countries.
Part 2: You need to individually address and discuss in 3-4 pages the following as they relate to your topic: (1) social/behavioral determinant; the underlying biological mechanism and (2) identify and justify relevant public health policies or laws. Example: dietary habits and physical activity are two behavioral determinants of obesity. A biologic pathway may involve the immune system.
Part 3: Should be 3-4 pages long. Identify concepts and innovative approaches or next steps to eliminate/or curtail the chosen issue with justification.
Peer reviewed Articles 2010-present