Good public health program planners are able to clearly describe, descriptively and/or analytically, the priority population and use that information to guide them when developing an intervention (activity) to address the specific problem.
In your final deliverable consisting of both an 8–10-page report and a 15–20-slide PowerPoint presentation, you will use the information from the pre-intervention elementary school asthma study to create an education plan for asthma prevention among school children in four schools, based on the social ecological model. See the model illustration below.
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The findings and recommendations in your paper and PowerPoint presentation must be supported by your primary data results and peer-reviewed literature. Give reasons and examples in support of your positions. Cite all sources using APA format.
You may review the following resources:
- CDC. (2013). Colorectal cancer control program (CRCCP): Social ecological model. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/crccp/sem.htm
- CDC. (2012). Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO)—Program evaluation: A framework for program evaluation. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/eval/framework/index.htm
Your plan should be delivered in an 8–10-page report and include:
- Clear explanations of each level of the ecological model and how it addresses the problem.
- Positions supported by the asthma data and statistics from this course, which support the need for the education program.
- Calculations indicating if there is a significant difference in asthma prevalence between four schools (A, B, C, and D) using Statistical Inference and t-Tests. Refer to the help files in the Minitab application specifically for Statistical Inference and t-Tests.
- A well-supported answer to the question: Is there one school that has a greater need than others for priority in asthma education and why?
Your 15–20-slide PowerPoint presentation should summarize your informatics research completed in Weeks 1–4, and your final needs assessment findings and recommendations. The PowerPoint presentation must include:
- Relevant information from your asthma study, and be visually stimulating with graphics and pictures as appropriate
- References both within the PowerPoint slides and a full citation on the last slide
- Speaker notes on each slide plus an audio file of your narration of the presentation using the “record narration” feature