Identify your chosen public health issue and summarize it.
Your summary should include a description of the issue, worldwide and national prevalence, and any other important statistics or facts about the issue (for example, is it something that affects a certain sex, ethnicity, or age group more than others?).
- You should also discuss the significance of your issue to the field of public health. Why is it important? Why should we devote time and resources to addressing it? This section should be supported by examples and evidence that will strengthen your argument, you should discuss the history of your selected issue and describe how it has evolved over time. Provide a detailed history of the disease or health issue from a public health standpoint. You should expand your introduction written during the Milestone One assignment. Be sure to substantiate your claims with scholarly research and scientific examples from journal articles about how the disease has evolved over time.
- Identify the specific population that has the greatest risk for this disease or health issue. Why is this population at highest risk? What characteristics make this population more susceptible to facing this disease or health issue identified by scholarly journal articles? Consider the determinants of health as discussed in the course and include all determinants relevant to the disease or health in your paper. The determinants that you identified should all be cited using scholarly research.
- Discuss the social and behavioral factors that contribute to this public health issue. What impact do these factors have on the issue you selected? Be sure to justify your scholarly research using in-text citations.
- What contributions have been made by public health agencies, positions, or roles with regard to your selected public health issue? In other words, what role have public agencies or specific positions or employees within the agencies played with regard to delivering public health services for this issue?
HIV in adolescents (youth aged 13 to 24) Chosen Health issue