The study of infectious and chronic diseases, which provides a rich source of data for the analysis of trends in disease and health. This assignment will offer the opportunity to explore the areas in need of preventative measures such as emerging infectious diseases, common chronic disease, environmental exposures, and emergency preparedness.
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
CO 3: Identify appropriate outcome measures and study designs applicable to epidemiological sub fields such as infectious disease, chronic disease, environmental exposures, reproductive health, and genetics.
CO 6: Identify important sources of epidemiological data.
Select a topic of interest from Healthy People 2020. Provide an overview of the topic along with the Healthy People 2020 goal for the problem. Identify a program aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality for that problem on a city, county, or statewide level. In a one to two page summary, address the following.
a. Identify the problem
b. Provide an overview of the problem
c. Review of epidemiological and demographic data on mortality/morbidity and risk
d. Present the goals and objectives of Healthy People 2020
e. Discuss identified program plan including activities and implementation strategies