Topic: Discussion-Global and Environmental Health

Details: Assignment Requirements

1. Locate a lay press article from a national newspaper, for example, from The New York Times, The Washington Post, or other national publication. The article should be no more than three (3) years old.

Locate an article on one of the following topics:

Sex trafficking
Environmental global health issue: For example, but not limited to: Safe water, sanitation, disasters, or oral health.

2. Read over your chosen article and respond to the following:

Provide a summary of your article. Include the name of the newspaper and author, as well as the date of publication.
Include data that supports the significance of the topic. For example, related deaths, health care costs, demographic information.
During NR503, we have discussed the determinants of health, at-risk groups, social justice theory, outcomes, inter-professional collaboration, advocacy, and other concepts related to epidemiology and population health. How do the concepts address in NR503 relate to your article’s topic? Provide definitions and examples in your writing.
Integrate information from the World Health Organization and the SDGs.
Your initial post should be a minimum of two (2) paragraphs with 4-5 sentences per paragraph.
Your initial post should speak about your chosen article and use supporting scholarly evidence that supports your analysis. You may use your textbook to support your writing.
Reply posts should include a minimum of one scholarly reference and be a minimum of one (1) paragraph, 4-5 sentences. The reply post should build upon the post to which you are responding.
A scholarly tone should be maintained throughout all posts. For reply posts, this includes the name of the person to whom you are responding as well as closure with your name.
A link to the article should be included as well as a reference list using the current APA.
Resources: (If links do not work, please search using related terms/names below).

U.S. Office on Trafficking in Persons: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip (Links to an external site.)

Partners for Vulnerable Youth: Founded by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners: https://www.napnappartners.org/content/provider-education (Links to an external site.)

WHO and SDG: https://www.who.int/health-topics/sustainable-development-goals#tab=tab_1 (Links to an external site.)

Kaiser Global Health Policy: https://www.kff.org/global-health-policy/ (Links to an external site.)

CDC and Global Health: https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/index.html (Links to an external site.)

List of Newspapers in the US: https://www.infoplease.com/culture-entertainment/journalism-literature/top-100-newspapers-united-states

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

Inspect the relationship between environment and global health (CO7).
Appraise global health problems considering WHO SDG’s as well as related epidemiological data (CO7).
Due Date:

Initial prompt due by Wednesday, 11:59 PM MT of week 7
One peer and one faculty or two peer posts due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT of week 7
A 10% late penalty will be imposed for initial discussions posted after the weekly deadline regardless of the number of days late. No postings will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0). Week 8 discussion closes on Saturday at 11:59pm MT.

Points: 60 points

Assignment Requirements

1. Locate a lay press article from a national newspaper, for example, from The New York Times, The Washington Post, or other national publication. The article should be no more than three (3) years old.

Locate an article on one of the following topics:

Sex trafficking
Environmental global health issue: For example, but not limited to: Safe water, sanitation, disasters, or oral health.
2. Read over your chosen article and respond to the following:

Provide a summary of your article. Include the name of the newspaper and author, as well as date of publication.
Include data that supports the significance of the topic. For example, related deaths, health care costs, demographic information.
During NR503, we have discussed the determinants of health, at-risk groups, social justice theory, outcomes, inter-professional collaboration, advocacy, and other concepts related to epidemiology and population health. How do the concepts addressed in NR503 relate to your article’s topic? Provide definitions and examples in your writing.
Integrate information from the World Health Organization and the SDG’s.
Your initial post should be a minimum of two (2) paragraphs with 4-5 sentences per paragraph.
Your initial post should speak about your chosen article and use supporting scholarly evidence that supports your analysis. You may use your textbook to support your writing.
Reply posts should include a minimum of one scholarly reference and be a minimum of one (1) paragraph, 4-5 sentences. The reply post should build upon the post to which you are responding.
A scholarly tone should be maintained throughout all posts. For reply posts, this includes the name of the person to whom you are responding as well as closure with your name.
A link to the article should be included as well as a reference list using current APA.
Resources: (If links do not work, please search using related terms/names below).

U.S. Office on Trafficking in Persons: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip (Links to an external site.)

Partners for Vulnerable Youth: Founded by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners: https://www.napnappartners.org/content/provider-education (Links to an external site.)

WHO and SDG: https://www.who.int/health-topics/sustainable-development-goals#tab=tab_1 (Links to an external site.)

Kaiser Global Health Policy: https://www.kff.org/global-health-policy/ (Links to an external site.)

CDC and Global Health: https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/index.html (Links to an external site.)

List of Newspapers in the US: https://www.infoplease.com/culture-entertainment/journalism-literature/top-100-newspapers-united-states (Links to an external site.)

Posting Directions

Posts should be made on a minimum of 3 separate days/dates.
All faculty replies to students must be responded to directly in the discussion board.
Minimum posting is:
Initial discussion board post to the weekly prompt, two peer posts (if there are no faculty postings), or one peer post and a faculty post.
**To see view the grading criteria/rubric, please click on the 3 dots in the box at the end of the solid gray bar above the discussion board title and then Show Rubric.

DISCUSSION CONTENT

Category

Points

%

Description

Scholarly

13

22%

The student actively stimulates and sustains inquiry by making reflective insightful comments, asking thoughtful questions and/or engaging in a scholarly discussion.
The student expresses a clear idea of the topic under discussion and sustains inquiry in order to explore relevant issues.
The student recognizes values or values conflict as things that form the assumption basis of arguments and recognizes when it is important to acknowledge these values.
The student recognizes the accuracy, logic, relevance, or clarity of statements.
The student asks clarifying questions and knows when clarifying questions need to be asked.
The student distinguishes fact from opinion.
Application

20

33%

All components of discussion prompt addressed (met) in initial posting.
The student’s writing conveys an understanding of significant ideas relevant to the issue under discussion. This is indicated by integration of course and weekly objectives, as well as readings from text and articles.
All posts should make correct use of terminology, precise selection of the pieces of information required to make a point, correct and appropriate use of examples and counterexamples, demonstrations of which distinctions are important to make, and explanations that are concise and to the point.
Information and knowledge are accurate.
The student elaborates statements with accurate explanations, reasons, or evidence from the course and/or weekly objectives.
All postings integrate scholarly sources to support points consistently.
Interactive Dialogue

10

16.6%

Responds to ideas in a way that advances discussion with engagement, depth, rigor, and application.
Interacts with a professional tone and is able to express opinions with ownership and without judgement.
Chooses to include professional experience to the discussion board mindful of appropriateness and boundaries. Experience is integrated as it supports the discussion board topic and utilizes scholarly references to support overall topic.

43

72%

Total CONTENT Points= 43 pts

DISCUSSION FORMAT

Category

Points

%

Description

APA (current edition)

12

20%

In text citations are formatted per APA.
Reference list is formatted per APA.
Spelling, grammar, and scholarly tone per APA.
Spelling / Grammar etc.

5

8%

Posts should utilize correct spelling and grammar (sentence structure and avoidance of slang or casual language) .

17

28%

Total FORMAT Points=17 pts

 

60

100%

DISCUSSION TOTAL=60 points

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