In this assignment, you will view a video and then compose an essay describing the underlying problem and contributing factors of health disparities.

In this assignment, you will view a video and then compose an essay describing the underlying problem and contributing factors of health disparities.

North Carolina Central University

HEDU 3200:  Introduction to Communicable and Chronic Diseases

Harrington

Spring 2018

ASSIGNMENT 3

Module 4

Due Date: Monday 11:59pm Following Module #3

 

Learning Objectives

 

  • A: Conceptualize the role of cultural social determinants of health on cardiovascular health outcomes.
  • B: Apply this week’s content and identify real world opportunities to leverage
  • C: Learn about contributors to health disparities

 

Assignment Description

 

In this assignment, you will view a video and then compose an essay describing the underlying problem and contributing factors of health disparities.

 

Step-by-Step Directions

 

First, you go to: https://www.novomedlink.com/content/novomedlink/en/videos/culturalinsightsonhispaniclatinopatientswithdiabetes.html

 

Second, watch the video.

 

Third, write an introductory paragraph describing how diabetes is related to cardiovascular health. Write this as if you talking to a community member who does not understand what diabetes or heart disease is. Minimum 200 words.

 

Fourth, design a text message-based campaign designed to educate Hispanic/Latinos on how to prevent diabetes. Identify three behaviors to target (e.g., exercise, diet, weight, smoking, regular doctor visits, etc.), develop 5 text messages for each of the behaviors (Total of 15 text messages), maximum of 144 characters, and you must include evidence based information.  CITE YOUR SOURCES.

 

An example text:

 

Latino women are at risk for diabetes. See your doctor each year and discuss your risk. Get help accessing local or free medical services by responding [HELP]. 

 

 *133 characters with no spaces

 

This assignment is due by Monday at 11:59pm. This essay should be single-spaced in either 11-point font in either Times New Roman or Arial.  You should include at least four citations from a referred publication using APA style.  See “Resources” for details regarding how to cite in word and using PubMed or the NCCU Library to locating literature.

 

Assessment

 

This assignment is worth 15 points.

Grading Rubric:

  • Introductory Speech: 5 pts.
  • Text Message Campaign: 5 pts.
  • At least four citations (go to the literature and find evidence to support a point): 2.5pts.
  • Grammar/Typos (proofread and spellcheck your submission): 2.5 pts.

 

 

 

Materials and Technology Needed

 

Review video at the link provided above. Compose introductory speech with 15 text messages. An essay should be in paragraph form that begins with an introductory statement, body, and summary/conclusion statement. The body of the essay should be based on fact and avoid “I think” statement, instead use terms like “according to the evidence” using citations when appropriate.

 

Lastly, SafeAssign will be used in this course (“SafeAssign compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works.” Source:https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Assignments/SafeAssign).

 

DO NOT COPY AND PASTE FROM ASSIGNMENTS PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED FOR OTHER CLASSES NOR SHOULD YOU COPY AND PASTE FROM ANY ONLINE OR PUBLISHED SOURCE.  THIS IS PLAGIRISM, EVEN IF YOU PROPERLY CITE THE SOURCE. I am interested in your thoughts and perceptions BUT expect you to support those “thoughts and perceptions” with evidence or data. Answers in bullet from are NOT acceptable.