A philanthropic foundation needs to plan its investments and grants. They have decided to fund projects for improving public and population health but are only looking to support projects that will demonstrate their goodwill and keep their name associated with topics of general concern. Of course, they hope their grantees have newsworthy success.
You are asked to contribute to the decision-making process by teaching the financial and program officers about emerging health problems that are expected to be significant within the next ten years.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Assignment Componentsa Maximum Points Identify 8 relevant topics and provide examples of substantive information pertinent to the list of emerging public health issues. 16
Provide information about the populations (size and/or situation) that will be impacted.
Identify the ethnographic and epidemiology features that may cause each issue to differentially affect this population.
20 For each issue present probable consequences to the population if intervention is not enacted. 8
Create a statement of hypothesized causes of each problem so that the audience can judge the level and type of intervention the public expects. Make sure you discuss both ethnographic and epidemiological factors.
Explain what individual people, governments, businesses, or other agencies are doing that may contribute to the problem. Explain changes in environments or agents that may be contributing to the emergence of the problem.
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