My Social Issue is Childhood Cancer
Social Issues Proposal
In this assignment, you will work closely with your field instructor or supervisor and agency staff to identify a social issue, agency need, and client or community problem related to public health to research. To best understand the issue or problem, the background, and its impact on the agency, client, client system and community, be sure to meet with your field instructor or supervisor and agency staff. You will also conduct your own research.
Meet with the field instructor or supervisor to discuss this assignment. Obtain permission to conduct an agency review to research your chosen social issue, agency need, and the client or community problem. You will also gather data from various databases and data sets along with a literature review.
For this assignment:
Analyze a social issue or community problem as well as community assets and capacities.
Identify a social issue or community problem.
Describe the populations affected by the social issue or community problem.
Briefly describe the background of the social issue or community problem.
Describe community assets and capacities that relate to the social issue or community problem.
Explain how structural bias, social inequities, and racism can undermine health and create challenges when developing sustainable programs and interventions for the selected issue or community problem.
Define the roles of gender, race, poverty, migration, and culture in a social issue or community problem.
Determine factors that make public health programs and interventions inclusive of gender, race, poverty, migration, and culture.
Analyze the agency regulatory systems, structure of health care, and public health compared to other national and international agencies.
Evaluate the agency’s role in addressing the need, problem, or social issue.
Describe the main similarities of the agency to other national and international agencies.
Describe the main differences of the agency from other national and international agencies.
Discuss the systems-thinking tools the practicum site uses to address a public health issue or community problem.
Describe the systems-thinking tools used at the practicum site.
Discuss how the systems-thinking tools are used to address a community public health issue or problem.
Identify at least one public health or behavioral change theory applicable to address the social issue or community problem.
Identify public health theories or behavioral change theories.
Define linguistic competence, cultural competency, and health literacy.
Explain how the practicum site addresses linguistic competence, cultural competency, and health literacy when addressing the public health disparities or concerns.
Adhere to current edition APA style, including in-text citations and references.
Determine the proper application of APA formatting requirements and scholarly writing standards.
Apply the principles of effective composition.
Write clearly and logically with correct use of spelling and grammar.
Determine the proper application of the rules of grammar and mechanics.
Assess the relevance and credibility of information sources.
Remember that your instructor will be providing feedback on your assignments.
The assignment you submit is expected to meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting standards.
Cited resources: Minimum of five scholarly sources. All literature cited should be current, with publication dates within the past five years.
Length of paper: 5–7 double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 points.
ePortfolio: You are required to save your final paper in your ePortfolio.