A letter to the editor can be a powerful outlet for voicing opinion on health issues. Your letter should be 500 words in length. The objective of a letter to the editor is to increase understanding of an urgent public health problem foster a dialogue around a specific issue involving the author and the community and provide direction for future action on the issue. For this assignment select a recent public health policy action at the local state or federal level. Prepare a response to the policy action in the form of a letter to the editor. Use the Guidelines for Preparing a Letter to the Editor resource and the following criteria to prepare your letter to the editor.Consider your audience for the public health problem. Think about news outlets that you would like to write to instead of writing to your instructor. Clearly state your position. Articulate whether you agree or disagree with the chosen policy action (or inaction). Highlight the uniqueness of your opinion so that it is not simply restating the position or opinion in the chosen policy action (or inaction). Critique the merits of the action. Describe the impact the action will have on health outcomes. Comment on what you would do differently (if you disagree with the action) or highlight why the course of action was appropriate (if you agree with the action). Critique whether the authors have used compelling data to support the action or challenge the action if you disagree. Describe whether the authors have identified criteria to measure the policy action or recommend what you would use as criteria. Provide recommendations. Propose specific steps that should be taken to strengthen efforts. Offer one or two suggestions maximum. Avoid statements such as more funding needed or more research needed. Use appropriate tone. Use professional language that focuses on the merits of the positions. Do not include language that is disparaging or condescending or content that is irrelevant to the argument. Cite references. Include a minimum of five references. You are required to cite five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content. While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment solid academic writing is expected and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines which can be found in the APA Style Guide located in the Student Success Center.
A literature review though it has some of the same qualities as a traditional research paper serves a different aim. As mentioned researchers must explore existing social work research in their topic by writing a literature review which situates their proposed study among other studies in the field. In this way the various research studies talk to each other by telling a story about the current state of knowledge on a social work topic. Its a good idea to keep your research question in flux while you explore the literature and to tweak it or take it in a new direction based on what you see. Why might that be? In this Discussion you explore the function of a literature review in the research process and consider the ramifications of deciding on a research question too early before thoroughly surveying the existing literature. To Prepare: Review the Learning Resources on literature reviews. Critically think about the research process and whether a research question or a literature review should be generated first. By Day 3 Post your explanation of how a literature review differs from a traditional research paper for a course. In your explanation address the function of a literature review. Finally describe potential consequences of deciding on a research question without conducting a thorough review of the literature. Please use the Learning Resources to support your post (i.e. cite and reference). Literature Review Essentials: Identify Themes (waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com)
A good research question takes a lot of thought and consideration even for an experienced social work professional. On your own take some time to write down as many different questions as you can think of about an area of social work practice that interests you. Try different variations (exploratory explanatory descriptive evaluation) of the same question: Descriptive Research: Gathering the facts. (e.g. Who Are the Homeless?) Exploratory Research: How do people function in a specific environment what they value what concerns them. (e.g. How Do Homeless Persons Adapt to Shelter Life?) Explanatory Research: Identify causes and effects of situations; predict how a specific situation will be affected by change in a related phenomenon. (e.g. What Community-Level Factors Cause Homelessness?) Evaluation Research: Assessment of the outcome to improve the intervention. (e.g. Should Housing or Treatment Come First?) Next describe the topic you selected and how you arrived at your list of possible research questions.
A health communication plan is important for maximizing available resources measuring success and gathering support for an intervention. For this assignment you will create the first part of a health communication plan. In a narrative of 1 000-1 250 words address each of the following elements: Defining the problem “ Select a health issue and address the following questions. What is occurring? Who is affected and to what degree? What should be occurring? What could happen if the problem is not resolved? Contributing factors “ What are the factors that contribute to the problem? Address predisposing reinforcing and enabling factors. What needs to change (e.g. individual behavior policies or environmental conditions)? Relevant theory or model “ Describe one behavior change or communication theory/model that helps explain the behaviors related to the health issue and can guide the development of communication messages. Evidence-based intervention “ Select an evidence-based intervention and address the following questions. On what evidence is this this intervention based? Will communication play a primary or supporting role? Audience(s) “ Identify the primary audience as well as secondary or other audiences. Incorporateat least five resources to support yournarrative. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide
A description of the current policy approach for addressing the social issue you selected A description of the current policy goals for addressing the social issue you selected A description of the population the current policy approach covers An explanation of the funding levels for the current policy approach and whether they are sufficient to address the issue An explanation of how this policy may affect at-risk marginalized underrepresented overlooked or oppressed populations. Identify a specific at-risk population. An analysis of whether or not the policy meets the needs of the population groups most affected by the policy. Recommendations for alternative policies that would address the gaps identified in the policy. Please be specific in recommendations.
A client facing the decision of whether or not to have an abortion is likely to consider a wide range of factors before making the final decision. This often is the case for clients regardless of whether they view themselves as generally for or against abortion (or somewhere in between) as the decision is different when considering how it applies to ones own life. The types of factors that can influence a clients decisions include (but are not limited to) physical health considerations educational background cultural values and predictions about short- and long-term consequences of abortion. (2- to 3-pages): Explain potential factors that might influence whether or not a client decides to have an abortion. Include short- and long-term considerations that might impact this decision. Explain why certain factors might have a stronger impact on a clients decision regarding abortion depending on the clients background (e.g. age gender religion socioeconomic status). Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources including those in the resources for this course.
A brief reaction to Dr. Barbara Simons article about theories being necessary in social work as I think about her position in relation to my fieldwork experience A brief reaction to Dr. Bruce Thyers article about theories not being necessary in social work as I think about his position in relation to my fieldwork experience Do you tend to agree with Dr. Simon or Dr. Thyer? Why?
9/11 is a 2 Franco-American documentary film about the September 11 attacks in New York City in which two planes were flown into the buildings of the World Trade Center resulting in their destruction and the deaths of more than 2 000 people. The film is from the point of view of the New York City Fire Department. The film was directed by brothers Jules and GÃ©dÃ©on Naudet and FDNY firefighter James Hanlon and produced by Susan Zirinsky of CBS News. Watch this film and compose an original two-paragraph reflection response with the first paragraph summarizing the movie and the second providing a thorough analysis of it. Each paragraph should be a minimum of 4-7 sentences. This also needs to be 100% original and plagiarism free. Use Times New Roman 12 point font black text double-spaced; thank you.
700- to 1 050 words describing the evolution of the treatment of the mentally ill. Include the following: Describe how the treatment of the mentally ill has changed over time. Compare methods of treatment used over the past century to the treatments used today. Explain the connection between mental illness and crime. Describe the theories of mental illness that relate to criminal behavior.
500 Words For this discussion critique this article which uses a qualitative program evaluation model: Webber K. C. (2018).A qualitative study of school social workers roles and challenges in dropout prevention. Children & Schools 40(2) 82“90. What are the strengths of the design? What are weaknesses or limitations to the methodology analysis and conclusions drawn from the data? How would you recommend strengthening the design? Apply concepts of qualitative research to the program evaluation design that you started in the previous discussion posts based on a previous or current work internship or volunteer experience. How would you collect qualitative data and analyze it?