Essay Writing

HLSC 3050 – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

HLSC 3050 – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Assignment Write-Up: Health Promotion Program Paper

Worth: 100 points

Directions: Each student will be required to write a paper on a Health Promotion Program utilizing a review of one health promotion program or study from the list “Health Promotion Programs List” and develop an analysis.

The following health promotion program questions will guide you in writing the paper:

  1. In which setting was the health promotion/prevention program implemented? What was the rationale for the selection of the setting?
  • Was there a theory that guided the program or study?  If so, what theory or theories were used? Provide background on the theory using your textbook and other empirical evidence (e.g., journal articles, books)
  • What was the population intended for the intervention? Why?
  • Describe the major issue addressed and provide background regarding its selection. How significant is this health issue? Why should we care about this issue? Use empirical evidence and credible resources (e.g., World Health Organization Websites)
  • What were the results of the program or study?
  • In what ways did the program or study contribute to the field of health education/promotion?
  • In your opinion, do you think this program would work in Nashville (or your home community, specify)? Why or why not? Provide solid evidence (e.g., statistics from the Health Department, programs that are established in Nashville) to support your answer.

Health Promotion Program Paper Guidelines:

*** This portion of the assignment is worth 100 points***

  • A minimum of 4-pages in length
  • 1-inch margins
  • 12-point, Times New Roman font
  • Double-spaced
  • APA-style (in-text citations and reference page)
  • In order to receive credit for your paper, you must submit:
    • Your paper as an electronic file, either .doc or .pdf, submitted as an attachment under title “Health Promotion Paper” in Assignments on eLearn
  • Points will be deducted if you do not:
    • Follow the directions as laid out under the Guidelines
  • NOTE: Wikipedia is NOT a credible resource; therefore, is not to be used when completing assignments.

Health Promotion Paper Rubric:

CategoryScoring CriteriaTotal PointsScore
Organization (15 points)Paper is written at an appropriate-level for the topic and audience.5 
Information is presented in a logical sequence.5 
Presentation follows paper outline –  Using the Guiding Questions as the basis for outline5 
Content (70 points)Introduction is attention-getting, lays out the problem well, and establishes a framework for the rest of the paper.10 
Technical terms are well-defined in language appropriate for the target audience.5 
Paper contains accurate information and supported by empirical evidence and credible sources25 
Material included is relevant to the overall message/purpose.10 
Appropriate amount of material is prepared, and points made reflect well their relative importance.10 
There is an obvious conclusion summarizing the paper.10 
Grammar, Spelling, APA-Style, Format (15 points)Grammar and Spelling5 
Format/Guidelines followed5 
Total Points100 

Public Health Promotion Programs List

  1. COMMIT Project (Smoking)

COMMIT Research Group: Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation (COMMIT): I. Cohort results from a four-year community intervention. American Journal of Public Health 85 (1995): 183-192.

COMMIT Research Group: Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation (COMMIT): II. Changes in adult cigarette smoking prevalence. Am Journal of Public Health 85 (1995): 193-200.

  • MRFIT (Smoking)

Hughes GH, Hymowitz N, Ockene JK, Simon N, Vogt TM. The Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT): Intervention on smoking. Preventive Medicine 10 (1981): 476-500.

  • DuPont Company Prevention Program (Smoking)

Bertera RL. Planning and implementing health promotion in the workplace: A case study of the Dupont Company experience. Health Education Quarterly 17 (1990): 307-327.

  • Quit Today (Smoking)

Boyd NR, Sutton C, Orleans, CT, et al. Quit Today!: A targeted communications campaign to increase use of the Cancer Information Service by African American smokers. Preventive Medicine 27 (1998): S50-S60.

Orleans, CT, Boyd, NR, Bingler, et al: A self-help intervention for African American smokers: Tailoring cancer information service counseling to a special population. Preventive Medicine 27 (1998): S61-S70.

5. Stanford Five City Project (Cardiovascular Health, Media Advocacy)

Schooler C, Sundar SS, Flora J. Effects of the Stanford Five-City Project Media Advocacy Program. Health Education Quarterly 23 (1996): 346-364.

Farquhar, JW et al. Effects of communitywide education on cardiovascular disease risk factors: The Stanford Five City Project. Journal of the American Medical Association 264 (1996): 359-365.

6. The Bootheel Heart Health Project (Cardiovascular Health)

Brownson, RC et al. Preventing cardiovascular disease through community-based risk reduction: Five-year results of the Bootheel Heart Health Project. American Journal of Public Health 86 (1996): 206-213.

7. Flagstaff HIV/AIDS Intervention (HIV/AIDS, Drug Abuse)

Trotter RT, Bowen AM, and Potter JM Jr. Network models for HIV outreach and prevention programs for drug users. Social Networks, Drug Abuse and HIV Transmission (NIDA Research Monograph 151). 1995. Rockville, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

8. Sexual Risk Reduction (HIV/AIDS)

DiClemente RJ, Wingood GM. A randomized controlled trial of an HIV sexual risk-reduction intervention for young African-American women. Journal of the American Medical Assosiation 274 (1995): 1271-1276.

9. National Anti-Drug Media Campaign (Adolescent Drug Use)

Hornik R et. al. Evaluation of the National Anti-Drug Media Campaign: Fifth Semi-Annual Report on Findings (Executive Summary). Report to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Rockville MD. (SEE ME)

10. National Five-A-Day for Better Health Program (Diet, Obesity, Cancer)

Heimendinger J, Van Duyn MA, Chapelsky D, Foerster S, and Stables G. The National 5-a-Day for Better Health program: A large-scale nutrition intervention. Journal of Public Health Management Practice 1996, 2(2): 27-35.

11. You may research to find another Public Health Promotion Program to complete your assignment but you must get permission from the instructor to ensure the Program you selected is an appropriate one.

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