• Develop a 4–5-page healthy-city initiative suitable for implementation by your city.

    By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

    • Competency 1: Assess basic environmental health principles, theories, and issues.
      • Define the term environmental health.
      • Assess how healthy cities relate to environmental health.
      • Analyze obstacles for a city in becoming a healthy city.
      • Describe the financial issues involved in creating a healthy city.
      • Analyze how environmental health is an individual concern.
      • Analyze how environmental health is a global concern.
    • Competency 3: Apply personal and professional decisions based upon an understanding of environmental risks.
      • Describe how a city could become prepared for disasters.
      • Assess benefits of developing a healthy city to one’s self, family, and community.
    • Competency 4: Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
      • Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
  • ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    Your document should follow a logical structure and be evidence based. Use the APA Paper Template as a resource for formatting and citations.

    • Written Communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
    • Length: The report should be 4–5 pages in content length. Include a separate title page and a separate references page.
    • Font and Font Size: Times New Roman, 12-point, double-spaced. Use Microsoft Word.
    • APA Formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
    • Number of Resources: You are required to cite a minimum of 2 scholarly resources. You may conduct independent research for resources and references to support your report. Provide a reference list and in-text citations for all of your resources, in APA format. You may cite texts and authors from the Resources.
Criteria Non-performance Basic Proficient Distinguished
Define the term, environmental health. Does not use the term, environmental health. Uses the term, environmental health. Defines the term, environmental health. Evaluates the term, environmental health, and includes opinions and supporting examples.
Assess how healthy cities relate to environmental health. Does not describe what a healthy city is and what it would look like. Describes what a healthy city is and what it would look like. Assesses how healthy cities relate to environmental health. Assesses how healthy cities relate to environmental health, citing specific examples from research.
Analyze obstacles for a city in becoming a healthy city. Does not list obstacles for a city in becoming a healthy city. Lists obstacles for a city in becoming a healthy city. Analyzes obstacles for a city in becoming a healthy city. Analyzes obstacles for a city in becoming a healthy city, and suggests solutions.
Describe the financial issues involved in creating a healthy city. Does not list the financial issues involved in creating a healthy city. Lists the financial issues involved in creating a healthy city. Describes the financial issues involved in creating a healthy city. Evaluates the financial issues involved in creating a healthy city, supported by examples from reputable sources.
Analyze how environmental health is an individual concern. Does not describe how environmental health is an individual concern. Describes how environmental health is an individual concern. Analyzes how environmental health is an individual concern. Evaluates how environmental health is an individual concern.
Analyze how environmental health is a global concern. Does not describe how environmental health is a global concern. Describes how environmental health is a global concern. Analyzes how environmental health is a global concern. Evaluates how environmental health is a global concern.
Describe how a city could become prepared for disasters. Does not list ways a city could become prepared for disasters. Lists ways a city could become prepared for disasters. Describes how a city could become prepared for disasters. Describes how a city could become prepared for disasters, and discusses the long-term impact of its level of preparedness.
Assess benefits of developing a healthy city to one’s self, family, and community. Does not list benefits of developing a healthy city to one’s self, family, and community. Lists benefits of developing a healthy city to one’s self, family, and community. Assesses benefits of developing a healthy city to one’s self, family, and community. Assesses and evaluates benefits of developing a healthy city to one’s self, family, and community.
Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Does not write in support a central idea in appropriate format. Does not use correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes in support of an idea with consistent format, but includes major errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes coherently, using evidence to support a central idea in a consistently appropriate format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. 

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