Epidemiological Research Assistant at your county’s Health Department

Instructions

You have been recently hired as an Epidemiological Research Assistant at your county’s Health Department. It is only day 1 on the job and you have been asked to develop a presentation for the County Commissioners describing a health disparity within your community. (Blairsvill Georgia)

In your report, you are asked to summarize the demographical information about the population, as well as summarize the health disparity. The County Commissioners ask that you present your findings in a PowerPoint® presentation.

In statistics or epidemiology, when you are asked to summarize an issue, this means that you must do so by using quantitative information. For this Assignment, please summarize by using only descriptive statistics. In order to procure this information, you will need to access databases supported by your State Public Health Department, CDC, CMS, etc.

You should pick a health disparity applicable to your future career.

Throughout your presentation, you must appropriately evaluate the effectiveness of descriptive statistics in summarizing the demographics of the population and the health disparity. Provide contextual information where appropriate.

Requirements

  • Presentation is 10–12 slides in length.
  • Use of the speaker’s notes area contains detailed information, while the slides appear uncluttered.
  • Visual representations of data are used to summarize descriptive statistics of demographical information.
  • Visual representations of data are used to summarize descriptive statistics of the health disparity.
  • Descriptive statistics are evaluated for effectiveness. Contextual information is provided.

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National Vital Statistics Report

It is important to understand how to locate, read and analyze collected data

Assignment Description

Your facility has received a 5 million dollar donation; however, there is one condition applied to the money. The money must be used to help prevent fetal and infant mortality.

Step One:  mortality data from the national vital statistics system. Select and read through various reports. You may want to start with the NVSR, Volume 64

Step Two: Prepare a proposal on how the donation should be invested to help prevent fetal and infant mortality. Identify at least three ways to investment the money (think about things like educational sessions, free or low cost prenatal care, making resources available, etc). Use statistical data and analysis of the data found in the reports as support for your decisions.

Step Three: Submit your proposal for grading (NOTE: This should be in the form of a proposal not a paper)

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Epidemiology Unit 4 Assignment 1 CDC Wonder DATA

Assignment Purpose:

It is important to understand how to locate, read and analyze collected data

Assignment Description

Step One: Using the CDC Wonder data  for “all causes of death” for males in your state at a calculated rate of per 100,000 in 2013, compare this to “all causes of death” for males in a different state of your choosing.  Which state (of the two that you have chosen) has the higher rate for “all causes of deaths” for males in 2013? Why do you think this is so?

Step Two: Using the same criteria as above, select at topic of your choice from the heading “Injury Mechanism & All Other Leading Causes” which state (of the two that you have chosen) has the higher rates of your selected cause? Why do you think this is so? For example, what environmental, social, or economic, behavioral factors, etc. may be related to this outcome?

Step Three: Write a one to two page (not counting title and reference pages) APA style paper explaining which states were chosen, which topic was chosen for injury mechanism and all other leading causes, the data results, an analysis of the data, and the reason(s) for the disparities. Include in your paper a graph which displays the data.

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Give your opinion on how easy or difficult MS Project seems to be from a user experience standpoint.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you summarize your thoughts on Microsoft Project:

  1. Give your opinion on how easy or difficult MS Project seems to be from a user experience standpoint.
  2. Suggest at least two (2) challenges you foresee in using MS Project in this course.
  3. Describe why it is important to use a tool like MS Project instead of using other tools (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel) to manage and track your schedule.
  4. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    • Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

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Social Networks And Theory

1. A description of two theories and why they have the greatest relevance to social networks.

a. Explain how each theory defines the nature of the relationship among individuals, their environments (especially social networks), and health behaviors.

b. Based on past and present uses of theory, an explanation of the influences of economic concerns (e.g. decreased public helath funding, reduced workforce) on the value of theory as a tool for intervention.

II. Connecting Theory and Research

A.  A description of a community health education theory that you might utilize in conducting further research and why it is of interest to you.

Resources:

Glasgow, R. E., & Emmons, K. M. (2007). How can we increase translation of research into practice? types of evidence needed. Annual Review of Public Health, 28, 413-433

Galvan, F., Davis, E., Banks, D., & Bing, E. (2008). HIV stigma and social support among African Americans. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 22(5), 423-436.

Takahashi, Y., Uchida, C., Miyaki, K., Sakai, M., Shimbo, T., & Nakayama, T.

(2009). Potential benefits and harms of a peer support social network service on the internet for people with depressive tendencies: Qualitative content analysis and social network analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 11(3), e29

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Evaluation of Skills: Client System Role-Play Reflection and Analysis Paper

After planning the script and videotaping the role-play scenario, how did it feel to walk in the shoes of a social worker? What insights did you gain from the experience? What aspects of this experience were challenging for you? Being able to recognize the areas where you were successful and the areas where you need improvement are what make role-plays an important part of your social work education.

For the written segment of your Final Project, reflect on your experience in developing this role-play video. Consider any insights you gained from the experience, as well as the challenges you might have experienced in its planning and execution. Think about the specific social work techniques you used and why you used them. Finally, review the videos your colleagues posted. Select one of those videos and consider any areas in which your colleague might improve their approach and why.

By Day 7

Submit a 4- to 5-page paper. In your paper, address the following:

  • Reflect on your experience in doing the role-play video.
  • Describe insights you gained from the experience and explain how these insights affect your approach to practice.
  • Describe the challenges you experienced in planning and executing the role-play scenario and explain how you overcame them.
    • Focus on insights and challenges related to demonstrating skills and engaging as a professional social worker, not on technical aspects of role-playing or recording the scene.
  • Describe the specific engagement techniques/skills you used and analyze why you used them.
  • Describe the colleague’s role-play video you selected.
  • Assess what your colleague did well in the video you selected and recommend areas for improvement in your colleague’s approach.

Support your Assignment with specific references to the Resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

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Your Recession Strategy

Suppose that you are the chief economic advisor to the president of the United States. You are asked to propose a strategy to bring the economy out of recession. Unemployment is at 13 percent and inflation is relatively low. Your goal is to avoid an increase in inflation and bring the economy to full employment as rapidly as possible.

Applying the principles of the Keynesian model, what specific economic policies would you propose to accomplish these goals? What do you believe would be the short- and long-term effects of your policies on both inflation and unemployment rates? Provide justification and examples to support your conclusions.

By the due date assigned, post 200 word initial discussion response in the Discussion AreaThrough the end of the module, read all of the other students’ postings, and post comments in the Discussion Area on at least two other responses.

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Poverty And Discrimination

Poverty and discrimination are linked as one often leads to the other and vice versa. The poor are a target for discrimination due to their circumstances, while discrimination due to ethnicity, race, or gender reduces the number of economic opportunities an individual might get. In this module, you explore the segments of the population that are more likely to be poor. You also examine the reasons for the poverty of these segments and its implications for social policy development.

Research the link between poverty and discrimination using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet.

  • Select two journal articles that address the linkage between poverty and discrimination reflected in the conditions of racial and ethnic minority populations.
    • Be sure to select one article that addresses poverty and discrimination in the United States and one in any other country.
    • Make sure the articles include examples of social policies that have attempted to address these issues.

Respond to the following:

  • How is the linkage between poverty and discrimination reflected in the conditions of racial and ethnic minority populations?
  • Identify two examples of social policies that have attempted to address these issues and discuss their effectiveness.
  • Support your positions with material from your library research.

Write your initial response in a minimum of 200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By the due date assigned, post your response to the appropriate Discussion AreaThrough the end of the module, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. Cover the following items in your posts:

  • Provide a statement of clarification.
  • Provide a point of view with rationale.

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“Improving Practice Management through Information Technology”

“Improving Practice Management through Information Technology”  Please respond to the following:

  • Imagine you are responsible for purchasing a new health information or practice management system for a medical practice. Prioritize three (3) system functions or capabilities that would be most important to you when making this purchase. Support your decision.
  • Assess the process of benchmarking as a function of practice management. Suggest one (1) financial and one (1) operational benchmark that a practice manager could use to improve business outcomes and the quality of patient care. Support your recommendations with at least one (1) real-world example.

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: The Relationship Between Educational Attainment And Health

Read the issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation entitled “Education Matters for Health” 2009.

  • There appears to be a dose-response relationship between educational attainment and health—the more you get, the better it is. Why this is true is not clearly understood, though several reasonable hypotheses have been proposed. Describe the 3 interrelated pathways presented as explanations for this relationship in this brief. Which do you feel is the strongest? Why?
  • According to data presented in the brief, “the United States is the only industrialized nation where young people currently are less likely than members of their parents’ generation to be high-school graduates.” What evidence is given to support this statement? Why do you think this situation exists? What will it take to correct it?
  • As would be expected, parents’ educational attainment is linked to their children’s health and even their educational attainment. These linkages, in turn, influence the health and educational attainment of their children’s children, as well, perpetuating an endless intergenerational cycle of high (or low) educational attainment and its associated better (or poorer) health. How does this fit with the biblical understanding of multigenerational influence (Exodus 34:6–7)? In what ways can the Church help interrupt the vicious cycle beginning with low educational attainment? Pray that God will use you to be a positive influence on your children in this area or on others whom God will bring across your path.

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