BHE

Environmental Public Health

Task

Read the module homepage and required readings. Read through this assignment and the Assignment Expectations before writing your paper.

For the controversial Public Health topic that you identified in Module 1, your task is to write a 2–3 page essay in which you address the extent to which the health issue pertains to environmental quality.

Instructions

  1. Re-state the controversial Public Health Topic (Polio) that you identified in Module 1 (please write one paragraph maximum here).
  2. Discuss whether the controversial public health topic is related to environmental quality (2–2½ pages).

Hint: you will need to conduct your own scholarly research for information on the topic. For example, enter the Online Library and enter search terms, such as “Environmental Public Health Controversy.” Be sure to check the box to limit your search to full-text access.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Length: 2–3 pages, excluding title page and references.

Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the grading rubric that is linked within the course. Review the rubric before you begin, so you are sure to meet each of the criteria.

In order to earn full credit

You must clearly show that you have read the module homepage and the required background materials that relate to this assignment. You are welcome to do research in addition to—but not instead of—the required readings.

Please write your paper in your own words. That is the only way I can evaluate your level of understanding.

Even though the papers must be written in your own words, you are required to use scholarly and professional sources to support your statement. Cite sources for any statement of fact or idea that is not common knowledge. You must cite the sources within the body of the paper and include a reference list at the end of the paper.

Draw upon a broad base of scholarly literature to support your statements. Web sites and fact sheets may be a useful starting point; however, you are expected to locate peer-reviewed readings on your topic from the electronic library.

Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable source of information. Use credible, professional, and scholarly sources such as peer-reviewed journal articles from the Online Library, and government, university, or nonprofit organizations’ Web sites.

Quotes are very rarely needed; if necessary, they should comprise less than 10% of a paper and must be properly cited.

Required Reading

Lebel, J. (2003). Chapter 3: Lessons and Successes. In: Health: An Ecosystem Approach. pages 31-50. IDRC Books. LC Call Number: RA565 — .L42 2003eb. eISBN: 9781552501948 pISBN: 9781552501948. Available in eBrary.

Ali, R., Wheitner, D., Talbott, E., and Zborowski, J. (2007, Oct.)  Connecting Environmental Health Data To People And Policy: Integrating Information And Mobilizing Communities For Environmental Public Health Tracking. Journal of Community Health, 32(5), 357-74.

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