Chronic Disease

Science

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Option #1: Chronic Disease Fact Sheet

Imagine that you will be attending a national professional health-association meeting and have been asked to share information relative to the problem of chronic disease in your state. As part of your presentation, you have decided to prepare a fact sheet for distribution to your audience. The fact sheet should include the most current county data for your place of residence that is available to you. Strive for data published within the past five years.

  1. Create a one-page fact sheet or poster/brochure that presents statistical data on two chronic diseases that are impacting your county (e.g., cancer, diabetes, hypertension, etc.). Include data on the incidence rates of newly diagnosed cases of each chronic disease during a specified year and the prevalence of actual number of cases at a specific period of time in general and by gender and race.
  2. Research and locate the most current mortality rates that are available to you for the two chronic diseases in general and by gender and race that are impacting your county. Strive for data published in the past five years.
  3. Prepare one to two additional pages of narrative that include the following:
  • An analysis of the data presented within the fact sheet
  • A discussion on how a population-health approach could be used to address existing or potential healthcare disparities gleaned from your research
  • A description of an initiative implemented at the local, state, or national level that addresses one of the health issues presented in the fact sheet.

Support your thinking with at least two credible sources (e.g., industry white papers or peer-reviewed journals, for example) in addition to the course textbook and the source of the data. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find your sources. Your paper must follow the requirements in the
CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA. Did you know that the CSU-Global Library has a research guide for Healthcare Management and Administration? Visit
http://csuglobal.libguides.com/healthcare-management-administration and
http://csuglobal.libguides.com/hcm for specific guides to databases, videos, company and industry research, and more.

Option #2 : Chronic Disease Essay

You are employed by a nonprofit health consortium that is interested in funding a population health- focused initiative that is designed to alleviate the problem of chronic disease in your county of residence. You have been asked to prepare a report that provides insight on chronic disease illnesses prevalent in your county for potential funding consideration. The fact sheet should include the most current county or state data that is available to you. Strive for data published within the past five years.

Compose an essay that addresses the following.

  • Provide statistical data on two chronic diseases that are impacting your county (e.g., cancer, diabetes, hypertension, etc.). Include data on the incidence rates of newly diagnosed cases of each chronic disease during a specified year and the prevalence of actual number of cases at a specific period of time in general and by gender and race.
  • Include data on mortality rates for each disease. Present this information in the form of a table that is included within the body of the paper, not to exceed one page.
  • Include a narrative analysis of the data presented in the table.
  • Discuss how a population-health approach could be used to address existing or potential healthcare disparities gleaned from your research.
  • Description of an initiative implemented at the local, state, or national level that addresses one of the health issues discussed.

Your assignment must:

  • Be two to three pages in length, not including the required title and references pages. Requirements #2, #3, and #4, above, should not exceed a total of two pages.
  • Be supported by at least two credible sources (peer-reviewed or well-respected industry sources), in addition to the course textbook. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find your sources. Be sure to include your sources used on the required references page.
  • Be formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA.

NOTE: Did you know that the CSU-Global Library has a research guide for Healthcare Management and Administration? Visit http://csuglobal.libguides.com/healthcare-management-administration and http://csuglobal.libguides.com/hcm for specific guides to databases, videos, company and industry research, and more.