The purpose of this assignment is to apply your research skills to collect information regarding your specific health topic, and write it in a clear and audience-appropriate way, in order to advocate for the need for health education and health promotion in your community, school, work, or any other setting.
Identify an unmet need: a gap in existing programs or efforts in addressing the problem. The key is to ensure that your information and the evidence you present in the introduction /background naturally leads to the "gap" or the "need" which will then determine the goal/objectives.
Present your case using evidence from the peer-reviewed research and scientific literature, and connecting this evidence to specific priorities. For example, the impact of this health issue on academic achievement, or absenteeism; and/or on short and long-term physical and mental health. Write a critical summary or framework of recommendations/guidelines on a health topic.
Throughout the rationale, recent evidence-based sources need to be referenced. You must provide and cite evidence (APA style) from at least
4 scientific, peer-reviewed journal articles published during or after 2011, and
4 data sources, like the BRFSS, YRBSS or local CHNAs. Please try to find data within the past 5 years, or as recent as possible.