HCA415 Ashford WK5 Significant Contribution To Public Health Final Assignment

Week 5 – Final Assignment

Significant Contributions to Public Health Final Assignment Part

[WLO: 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Prior to working on this assignment, review your work on Part 1 of the Final Assignment from Week 3, and integrate any instructor feedback you received. Review the grading rubric for this assignment to fully understand the grading criteria. Additionally, these resources from Week 3 remain helpful:

This is a continuation of your Final Assignment. In Week 3, you worked on Significant Contributions to Public Health Final Assignment Part 1. This week, Part 2 involves an analysis of how your individual’s contribution from the past continues to contribute to today’s public health system, and how it might guide future work within the industry. As you recall, in Week 3, you researched an individual and their contribution to community and public health. Now, you need to review the feedback given to you from Week 3 and make the necessary revisions to Part 1 of this project.

Your Week 3 assignment should have included each of the following elements:

  • Describe your selected person’s experience.
  • Analyze the climate of the time period in terms of political, socioeconomic, environmental, and technological context in which this person worked.
  • Examine the personal beliefs of your person that prompted this work.
  • Examine how this individual overcame any adversities to succeed.
  • Describe the final outcome of this individual’s contribution to community or public health.
  • Explain what this person’s contribution did for overall community or public health at the time.
  • Explain why this contribution was so important at that particular point in history.

Use the outline below to organize your paper or presentation. Do not type the “Steps” into your paper or presentation. Rather, formulate a well thought out analysis with logical transitions as you would a professional paper or presentation. The grading rubric will be your guide for all the points you need to address in your final submission. Research and critical thinking is a large component of this project. You will curate resources to support your statements using proper APA StyleLinks to an external site..

This week you will be adding the second half to your project by completing the following steps:

  • Step 1: Integrate Significant Contributions to Public Health Final Assignment Part 1 from Week 3, including any revisions based on feedback you received.
  • Step 2: Examine the individual’s contribution to community or public health.
  • Step 3: Analyze the impact of your individual’s contribution on today’s public health system.
    • TIP: You are asking, “What happened as a result of this contribution at the national and community level?” For example, some elements you could address include:
      • Did it change attitudes?
      • Did it change protocols and policies?
      • Did behavior change result?
      • Did it add or eliminate laws?
  • Step 4: Analyze how this contribution is still relevant today.
    • TIP: Was this contribution only applicable at the time it occurred, or is it still applied today? Why or why not? Explain your response.
  • Step 5: Examine how this contribution could support or be expanded for future community and public health benefits.
    • TIP: Using solid critical thinking, look at the historical value of the contribution and examine how it could be used for the future (is it applicable to another health issue, can it lead to more policy change, could it promote advocacy work or public health laws, etc.).

You have a choice of which format you wish to present your findings. You can choose either a written paper or a presentation format. Follow the instructions for the option you choose below.

Option 1: Written Paper Format

The Significant Contributions to Public Health Final Project, Part 2

  • Must be six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA StyleLinks to an external site.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:

Option 2: Presentation Format (with audio or speaker’s notes)

  • Must be at least 18 minutes in length, or 18 to 20 slides (not including title and reference slides) with at least 100 words in the presenter’s notes for each slide. You may want to look at How to Make a PowerPoint PresentationLinks to an external site. to get started. Pay attention to APA StyleLinks to an external site. and formatting in this “how to” guide. APA guidelines are required in presentations and any scholarly work you create.
  • Must include a separate title slide with the following:
    • Title of presentation
    • Students name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic VoiceLinks to an external site. resource for additional guidance.
  • Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear statement that indicates the purpose of your presentation.
  • Must use at least eight scholarly, peer-reviewed, and credible sources (one of those may be the course text).
  • Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your PaperLinks to an external site.
  • Must include a separate references slide that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References ListLinks to an external site. resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
  • Review the Writing Center’s Presentation TipsLinks to an external site. to maximize your results.
  • Must use speakers notes as follows:
    • Review the PowerPoint Speaker Notes.Links to an external site. video tutorial. (YouTube Accessibility Statement.Links to an external site. and Privacy Policy.Links to an external site.)
    • Speaker notes are the typed notes that appear below the slide that complement the presentation slides. Whereas the slides will have short bulleted items, the speaker notes will be more detailed. They are essentially what the presenter would say during the presentation to explain each of the bulleted points on the slide. Therefore, it is important that the speaker notes are concise and detailed when explaining the bullet points.
    • It is recommended that PowerPoint Slides contain no more than five bullet points and should not contain more than seven to 10 words each. Do not type paragraphs or long sentences on the slide. The information that explains each bullet point is conveyed via speaker notes or by recording your voice to each slide.

Follow these steps to submit your presentation and speaker’s notes:

  • Step 1:
    Submit your full presentation (.ppt, .pptx., .mp4, etc.) file to the Week Five Assignment Presentation page using the button below.Week 5 Assignment Presentation
  • Step 2:
    Save your presentation or speaker notes as a PDF and submit to Waypoint using the Waypoint Assignment submission button at the bottom of this page.

For additional guidance, review the File Submission Quick Start Guide.

If you are unable to access the technology for this assignment due to a documented accommodation on file with the Office of Student Access and Wellness, inform your instructor as soon as possible.

Research Sources for Your Final Project

All of the individuals and their contributions are searchable through Ashford’s library at FindIt@AU platform (this is the search box on the library’s homepage). This platform searches across most of the databases that the library subscribes to. Watch the How to Use FindIt@AULinks to an external site. video.

The “Credo Reference” database in the Ashford Library is also a great place to conduct background research for the Final Assignment Parts 1 and 2. You can access Credo Reference by clicking on the “Encylopedias & Dictionaries” button on the library homepage.

More specific database information is below are the specific databases that I think will be most helpful for this assignment.

Ebook Central: the library’s largest e-book database. E-books will have some great academic, general information that will be particularly helpful in providing biographical and background information. (Background information on the people listed as well as the health topics and time periods.)

EBSCOhost and ProQuest: These are two of the library’s largest databases that will be useful resources after conducting initial, background research.

JSTOR: an archival database with scholarly articles (articles will not be very recent, some may range from quite old to just a couple years old). This database will be particularly helpful when analyzing the historical/ social perspectives of each topic.

Carefully review the Grading RubricLinks to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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