Based on your interview notes from this weekï¿½s discussion activity, analyze the epidemiological data surrounding the health issue that your agency
addresses. Compare the epidemiological data with the information provided by the agency director/representative by addressing the following points:
ï¿½How do the epidemiological data and the information provided by the agency director/representative differ? How are they similar?
ï¿½Based on the epidemiological information collected, what is the true effect that the agency is having on your community?
ï¿½Appraise the various methods that should be employed to help the agency improve its effectiveness.
ï¿½Analyze the 10 Essential Services of Public Health and how they are (or are not) wrapped into the service provided by this agency.
Epidemiological data consists of statistical information on your population obtained through primary sources, which are typically research studies or
government survey information (such as those provided by the CDC or health department). Utilize the Ashford University Library and/or government
websites to locate statistics that relate to your organization. For example, if you interviewed someone from an organization that focused on
childhood obesity, you would locate research studies that provided statistical results for your county, region, or state to illustrate what was
actually occurring in your area regarding childhood obesity. Once you have this data, compare it with the information provided by the agency director
or representative that you interviewed. In some cases, you may only be able to find actual state statistics, but your organization may have provided
only local data. This is okay; just make sure you note this in your paper and through critical thinking, infer how this might influence the
effectiveness of your organizationï¿½s work.
Your paper should be three to four pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA style guidelines as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Visit the Ashford University Library to locate a minimum of two scholarly sources that support your main
ideas. Also, use surveillance information that was discussed as part of the epidemiology process.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
Use textbook: Community and Public Health by Friis, R.H., Bell, N.M., & Philibert, B. (2013)