Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Using Epidemiological and Health Status Data
Health status and epidemiological data are assessed to determine major health concerns and the populations in need of assistance. Therefore, it is extremely important to understand the different types and sources of health data. In your initial post Identify two different sources of health data: one on the national level, and one on the local level (e.g., your local county office). Obtain the most recent health data regarding heart disease from the two sources. Explain, in your own words, why you believe the numbers are so high.
Copy and paste the URL for each of the two websites that you located in your discussion post and cite your sources in APA format.
Guided Response: Read your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by Day 7. Consider the similarities and differences among the different locations. Compare your classmate’s data to your own local data. What were the similarities and differences between the type of data you obtained? Discuss the similarities in data between the two locations. Compare the most significant health condition in your local area to that of your classmate’s. Discuss the possibility that the same health education program could be applied to both locations.