Choose one media piece or news article. Include a link to your source at the top of your assignment.
Explain why you selected this health issue and why you believe it is both a personal and community health problem. Examples of health issues: measles outbreak, newly released data on premature birth among African American women, latest news on how gentrification is impacting a given city or neighborhood. You need to make an argument as to why this health issue impacts someone personally as well as the community as a whole.(0.5-1 page)
Given what you learned about this health issue from the news source, what did the news source not discuss in their story that you think is especially important? This will require additional research about his health issue through the Center for Disease and Control website, or by reviewing scholarly articles in Google Scholar to learn more about the health issue and the factors that influence it (0.5-1 page).
What demographic is predominately impacted by this health issue? Given the data you reviewed is it a health equity issue, why or why not? (0.5 page)
Discuss how this health issue has impacted you personally and your community (0.5-1 page).
Does this article offer any prevention strategies or solutions to this health issue? If so, what do the authors of the article say about how to solve this issue. Also, review current prevention strategies and offer additional prevention strategies. See what your local health department is doing about stopping this particular issue or the CDC (or any entity) (0.5-1 page) before it happens again.