Social Health Assignment Background and Purpose: Healthy People 2020 One of the four main goals of Health People 2020 is to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all

Social Health Assignment Background and Purpose: Healthy People 2020

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One of the four main goals of Health People 2020 is to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.

This assignment is designed to help you gain a better understanding of the social determinates of health and methods to help improve health within our community.

The websites below contain background information that may help you to further explore this topic. http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/social-determinants-health

http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/default

http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/healthy-people-in-action/Stories-from-the-Field

Topic Selection and Article Search

Topic: Find a journal article that is of interest to you. The article should be related to major health topics discussed in class such as diet, exercise, physical activity, or stress and how they are related to the social determinates addressed in Healthy People 2020. Social determinates may include, but are not limited to, any of the following:

Age

Gender

Race

Culture

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

Socio economic position

Disability Article Search:

Use the resources provided by the BHC library to find an appropriate article: http://www.brookhavencollege.edu/programs/library/Pages/default.aspx

Or try using Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/

Article must be current; last 5 years

Article must be peer reviewed

Article Summary and Reaction

In your OWN WORDS, write a summary of the article. Concentrate on the factual information you gained from the article. The summary must be written in your own words; do not include quotes from the article. The summary should account for at least 50% of the entire paper; Label this part SUMMARY.

Describe your REACTION to the article. After reading the article, write your reaction and explain the connection to you. Use the following questions to guide your reaction: Why did you choose this article? What is your opinion about the issue? How might the information you gained influence or impact you? What is one thing you believe should be done to help the community? Label this part REACTION.

Article Summary and Reaction must be 1 – 2 pages double spaced and turned in via Blackboard.

Attach a copy of the article or provide a link to the article within your paper as well as an APA formatted citation.