In a Microsoft Word document of 5 pages formatted in APA style, you will focus on health promotion for a population of your choosing. Please note that the title and reference pages should not be included in the total page count of your paper.

Include the following in your paper:

  • Identify the population you chose and analyze relevant information pertaining to the chosen population.
    • demographics
    • socioeconomics
    • environmental hazards
    • access to healthcare
  • Analyze and discuss four mortality and morbidity risk factors for your selected population.
  • Suggest a health promotion activity for each health issue identified from your analysis.
  • Utilize the textbook and library resources to support your findings and recommendations in relation to your chosen population.

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 17
Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)


Initial Post Instructions

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

Option 1: The main social insurance programs like Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment compensation are funded by a payroll tax on the earnings of individuals who may receive benefits. Do you think the social insurance programs are effective? How are social insurance programs affected by the socioeconomic and political forces? Explain your answers.
Option 2: Research government regulations on a particular area of your choice, such as food, drugs, product safety, fracking, environment, etc. Do you think the government regulations go too far? Do you think the government needs to add more regulations? How are lobbyists involved concerning regulations on food and drug safety, and our environment concerning fracking? Explain your answers.

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.
Writing Requirements

Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
Cite your sources when applicable (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)
APA format for in-text citations and list of references