REQUIRED UNIFORM ASSIGNMENT: HEALTH PROMOTION PROJECT… 1

REQUIREMENTS1. Identify a health problem or need for health promotion for a particularstage in the life span of a populationfrom a specific culture in your area (this might include age and gender population as well). Choose one of theLeading Health Indicators(LHI) priorities from Healthy People 2020 (see the Healthy People.gov 2020 LeadingHealth Indicators website link in the Assignment section for Unit 2 under “Web Links). Studentsin a culturalconcentration will use that specific cultural focus to complete this assignment.2. Research a topic related to health and wellness associated with one of the Healthy People 2020 topic areas.Studentsin a cultural concentration will use that specific cultural focus to complete this assignment.3. Submit your topic to the instructor for approval at least 2 weeks prior to the assignment (during Unit 3) butearlier if desired. All topics must be approved.4. You will develop an educational health promotion project addressing the population/culture in your area. Foror example, if you are in the Hispanic concentration, your project might be educational interventionstoaddress how food choices are related to the high rates of diabetes among Latinos; or, a community projectthat addressesthe statistic that Hispanics experience new HIV infections at more than twice the rate of whites;or, finding opportunitiesto intervene with Puerto Ricans, a Hispanic subculture, who suffer asthma at twicethe rate of the general population (2020 LHI Topic Three: Environmental Quality: (see the Healthy People.gov2020 Leading Health Indicators website link in the Assignmentsection for Unit 2 under “Web Links).5. General expectations? All articles must be from nursing or scholarly journals and should include health promotion and wellnesscontent. Articles must be published within the last five (5) years. If you are unsure whether the article isappropriate, ask your instructor. You could lose significant points if the article is not from a scholarlysource and/or appropriate to the topic.? Please ask questionsif you need clarification.NR-222HEALTH AND WELLNESSNR222 RUA Health Promotion Project Guidelines.docx Revised 06/2016 psb 2PREPARING THE ASSIGNMENT1. Writing the Paper: You will explore the topic and explain the information in writing a 3-4 page APA formattedpaper.a. Select a minimum of three (3) scholarly nursing or research article (published within the last 5 years) relatedto your topic that include health promotion and wellness content. Studentsin a cultural concentration willselect at least one article specifically related to the cultural focus for this assignment. You may need toevaluate several articles before you find appropriate selections. For more information on how to choose ascholarly article, open the “Course Resources” tab under the “Course Home” Menu to the left of yourLearning Studio (eCollege) course page and open “What Is a Scholarly Source.”b. Write a 3-4 page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) using the following guidelines:? Write brief introduction of the topic and describe why it is important to health promotion in thespecific cultural population in your area.? Include a description of the topic and the targeted sub culture or population (include statistics).? Explain how the project relates to the Healthy People 2020 topic area you have chosen.? Summarize the articles; include key points or findings from the articles.? Discuss how you used the information from the articles for your Health Promotion Project. Providespecific examples.? Describe the approach/approaches you developed to educate the target population about the topic.Include specific ways to promote lifestyle changes within the specified population relative to yourspecific culture. The approach should be appropriate for your cultural concentration.? Write your conclusion and summary.c. Your paper must follow APA format. Include a title page and a reference page. Use 12-point Times NewRoman font and include in-text citations (use citations whenever paraphrasing, using statistics, or quotingfrom the article). Please refer to your APA manual as a guide for in-text citations and sample referencepages.