HEALTH PROMOTION AMONG DIVERSE POPULATIONS

HEALTH PROMOTION AMONG POPULATIONS

Analyze the health status of a specific minority group. Select a minority group that is represented in the United States (examples include: American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.)

In an essay of 750-1,000 words, compare and contrast the health status of the minority group you have selected to the national average. Consider the cultural, socioeconomic, and sociopolitical barriers to health. How do race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and education influence health for the minority group you have selected? Address the following in your essay:

  1. What is the current health status of this minority group?
  2. How is health promotion defined by the group?
  3. What health disparities exist for this group?

Describe at least one approach using the three levels of health promotion prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) that is likely to be the most effective given the unique needs of the minority group you have selected. Provide an explanation of why it might be the most effective choice. Cite a minimum of three references in the paper.

You will find important health information regarding minority groups by exploring the following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) links:

  1. Minority Health: http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/index.html
  2. Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH): http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/reach.htm
  3. Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations: http://www.samhsa.gov/specific-populations/racial-ethnic-minority

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

RUBRICS

 1Unsatisfactory0.00%2Less than Satisfactory75.00%3Satisfactory79.00%4Good89.00%5Excellent100.00%
80.0 %Content 
10.0 % Health Status of Minority GroupHealth status content is missing.The health status of the identified minority group is compared and contrasted with the national average, but is incomplete or lacking relevant information. References are vague and/or irrelevant. Subject knowledge is unclear and/or inconsistent.The health status of the identified minority group is compared and contrasted in a basic way with the national average. References are mostly appropriate. Some subject knowledge is evident.The health status of the identified minority group is compared and contrasted in detail with the national average. References are appropriate and clearly connected to content. Good subject knowledge is demonstrated.The health status of the identified minority group is compared and contrasted in detail with the national average. References are appropriate and clearly connected to content. Good subject knowledge is demonstrated. Offers examples that display personal insight and/or reflection. Subject knowledge appears comprehensive. 
20.0 %Barriers to Health and Influencing FactorsBarriers to health and influencing factors are missing.Identification of cultural, socioeconomic, and sociopolitical barriers to health and discussion of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and education in relation to the health of the minority group are incomplete or lack relevant information. References are vague and/or irrelevant. Subject knowledge is unclear and/or inconsistent.A basic identification of most of the cultural, socioeconomic, and sociopolitical barriers to health is provided. A discussion of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and education in relation to the health of the minority group is provided in a basic way. References are mostly appropriate. Some subject knowledge is evident.A detailed discussion of cultural, socioeconomic, and sociopolitical barriers to health is provided, as well as a detailed discussion of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and education in relation to the health of the minority group. References are appropriate and clearly connected to content. Good subject knowledge is demonstrated.A detailed discussion of cultural, socioeconomic, and sociopolitical barriers to health is provided, as well as a detailed discussion of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and education in relation to the health of the minority group. References are appropriate and clearly connected to content. Good subject knowledge is demonstrated. Offers examples that display personal insight and analysis. Subject knowledge appears comprehensive. 
20.0 % Diverse PopulationDiverse population content is missing.Description of current health status, definition of health promotion, and health disparities of the diverse population is incomplete or lacking relevant information. References are vague and/or irrelevant. Subject knowledge is unclear and/or inconsistent.A basic identification of most of current health status, definition of health promotion, and health disparities of the diverse population is presented. References are mostly appropriate. Some subject knowledge is evident.A detailed identification of current health status, definition of health promotion, and health disparities of the diverse population is provided. References are appropriate and clearly connected to content. Good subject knowledge is demonstrated.A detailed identification of current health status, definition of health promotion, and health disparities of the diverse population is provided. References are appropriate and clearly connected to content. Good subject knowledge is demonstrated. Offers examples that display personal insight and/or analysis. Subject knowledge appears comprehensive. 
30.0 % Health Promotion ApproachHealth promotion approach content is missing.A description of at least one approach, health promotion prevention levels (primary, secondary, and tertiary), and rationale for approach is incomplete or lacking relevant information. References are vague and/or irrelevant. Subject knowledge is unclear and/or inconsistent.A basic description of at least one approach is provided: The three levels of health promotion prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) are mostly covered. A basic rationale for the approach describing why it is the most effective for the needs of the minority group is provided. References are mostly appropriate. Some subject knowledge is evident.A detailed description of at least one approach is present. All three levels of health promotion prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) are described in detail. Approach is grounded in rationale describing in detail why it is the most effective for the needs of the minority group. References are appropriate and clearly connected to content. Good subject knowledge is demonstrated.A detailed description of at least one approach is present. All three levels of health promotion prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) are described in detail. Approach is grounded in rationale describing in detail why it is the most effective for the needs of the minority group. References are appropriate and clearly connected to content. Good subject knowledge is demonstrated. Offers examples that display personal insight and/or analysis are present. Subject knowledge appears comprehensive. 
15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness 
5.0 % Thesis Development and PurposePaper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear. 
15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness 
5.0 %Paragraph Development and TransitionsParagraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs are established. Transitions are inappropriate to purpose and scope. Organization is disjointed.Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression of ideas, unity, coherence, and/or cohesiveness. Some degree of organization is evident.Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Topic sentences and concluding remarks are appropriate to purpose.There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless. 
15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness 

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