Title Page (Title, Your name, Date, Course Number, Instructor Name)
•This section should include a brief description of the overall purpose of the paper and provide an overview of the health issue.
Health Issue (Review and synthesize of pertinent literature)
•Discuss the specific health problem/issue.
•Discuss major behavioral factors that influence the disease process and/or health outcome.
•Do not select a health issue that has a strong genetic determinant as you will have little opportunity to discuss behavioral factors
•Discuss the specific population on which you are focusing
•Provide a demographic description of the population.
•Discuss any relevant social and cultural behaviors of the population.
Integration of the Health Issue and Target Population
•Explain how cultural and social behaviors serve as risk and/or protective factors for the specific population contributing to the control and/or occurrence of the health condition.
•Identify positive and negative factors related to social and cultural behaviors.
Discussion of conclusions and recommendations
•Summarize the literature and your conclusions about the relationship between the population and the specific health pattern.
•Make recommendations regarding what could be done to prevent and reduce the health problem in this population and how lessons learned in this population could be applied to other populations or the nation.
•Use the American Psychological Association (APA) style
•Do not us Wikipedia as a cited reference.
•Focus on peer-reviewed research articles.
•The papers should be at least 5 double-spaced pages, not including references or title page.
•Margins should be one inch and font should be Arial or Times New Roman 12-point font.