Practicum: Epidemiology: Define Your Population And Selected Problem
APA format. 3 paragraphs (360 ) words. This does not include references page. Use on scholar authors and article should be less than 5 years old.
This is your population and topic: Primary prevention frame is to prevent hypertension among low socioeconomic status adults in the community.
Practicum Discussion: This week your assignment is to collect and then refine health data about the issue that affects your population group. You will use scholarly professional literature to support your ideas about the population at risk. If data is not available for your population on a local level, then use county or state data. Some examples of health data that you might consider gathering are epidemiologic information related to health conditions, reproductive outcomes, causes of death, vital statistics, socioeconomic data including poverty and/or educational levels, quality of life issues, and/or lack of access to health care due to lack of health insurance or access to providers. You will want to compare local data with state and national trends to fully understand the extent of the selected problem in your community.
Please address the following points in your Practicum Discussion:
- Describe the specific health problem and population you have selected.
- What data did you find to support your decision? Help each other further refine and clarify the problem and population.
- What useful health data and public health websites did you locate to support your position?
- What other evidence did you find? You can include scholarly articles in this discussion