HLT 665 Full Course Public Health Practicum

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HLT 665 Full Course Public Health Practicum

HLT 665 Topic 1 DQ 1

An important competency in public health, according to the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH) is health communication. Define health communication and provide an example of how it is used in public health. Explain how the community influences public health.

HLT 665 Topic 1 DQ 2

Briefly describe your practicum work. What methods does your practicum site apply to communicate health information to the public? How have you applied this competency in your practicum work? No research citations are required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 2 DQ 1

The ASPPH identifies informatics as a key public health competency. Define informatics and provide an example of how it is applied in public health.

HLT 665 Topic 2 DQ 2

How does your practicum site use public health data to promote population/community health? How have you applied this competency in your practicum work? No research citations are required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 3 DQ 1

Healthy People 2020 calls for the various sectors in public health to “to strengthen policies and improve practices that are driven by the best available evidence and knowledge.” Applying an evidence-based approach to the work of public health is essential to meeting health goals and sustaining valuable resources. Describe the key elements of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and how they can be applied in public health.

HLT 665 Topic 3 DQ 2

Has your practicum site put evidence-based public health (EBPH) into practice? If so, in what way? If not, what have been some challenges to implementing EBPH? No research citations are required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 4 DQ 1

Describe an organizational barrier and a personal barrier to implementing evidence-based public health (EBPH). What are some strategies to overcome these barriers?

HLT 665 Topic 4 DQ 2

After reviewing the key elements of evidence-based public health (EBPH), what recommendations would you make to your practicum site regarding applying EBPH? No research citations are required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 5 DQ 1

Consider the following scenario: You are a program manager at a local public health department tasked with increasing physical activity of adults in your community. How would you begin the planning process? Outline five initial steps you would take in planning a strategy to address this issue.

HLT 665 Topic 5 DQ 2

Describe the nature of work of your practicum site. Are there specific goals and objectives to be met? How does the organization measure effectiveness and quality of their services? No research citations are required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 6 DQ 1

Describe an issue or problem in public health that could be addressed with a policy change, including:

  • Who or what is affected by the current state of affairs and in what way?
  • What needs to be done differently to improve the problem/issue?
  • What type of policy (i.e., city/county/state ordinance, business/organizational policy) would you recommend?

HLT 665 Topic 6 DQ 2

Describe a policy or regulation that affects your practicum work and/or your practicum site’s work. How do you and/or the organization regulate and monitor policy to ensure compliance? No research citations are required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 7 DQ 1

There are several leadership models that can be applied in health care and public health. Of particular interest to GCU is the servant leadership model. What is “servant leadership”? How does it differ from other models of leadership?

HLT 665 Topic 7 DQ 2

Review the assigned article “Character and Servant Leadership: Ten Characteristics of Effective, Caring Leaders.” Which of the 10 characteristics of a servant leader do you think most apply to public health? Why?

HLT 665 Topic 8 DQ 1

What is a community leader? Give some examples of types of community leaders in public health. What are characteristics of effective community leadership?

HLT 665 Topic 8 DQ 2

One of the attributes of a community leader is an ability to influence others toward some kind of action (e.g., join our coalition, give to our cause, and stop smoking). If you were recruiting new partners for a coalition to address childhood asthma, who would you approach? How would you articulate why they are needed? No research citations are required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 9 DQ 1

Define professionalism. What behaviors and skills are needed for effective professionalism in the workplace? What professional behaviors and skills are essential to the work environment where you are completing your practicum?

HLT 665 Topic 9 DQ 2

Observe a team in practice within your practicum site. Reflect on the group’s communication and cooperation. How well did this group interact as a team? Are there areas that could be improved? No research citations are required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 10 DQ 1

Describe professionalism in the context of public health. What skills, attributes, and behaviors are expected of the public health professional? What distinctive characteristics of public health would be necessary to implement in order to fully support your community?

HLT 665 Topic 10 DQ 2

Professionalism in public health involves valuing a commitment to lifelong learning and professional service. Outline three goals you will strive to achieve over the next 3 years that will help you strengthen and improve your professionalism skills. No research citations are required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 11 DQ 1

What is cultural and linguistic competence? How does this competency apply to public health? Why is this important to the practice of public health?

HLT 665 Topic 11 DQ 2

Reflect on your own cultural and linguistic competence. How confident are you in your ability to address the needs of diverse communities? How do you think you could improve your level of cultural and linguistic competence? No research citations are required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 12 DQ 1

The National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards in Health and Health Care serve as a guide to advance and sustain culturally and linguistically appropriate services within organizations. Review the CLAS Standards and identify one that most resonates with you, or is most relevant to your interests in public health. Prepare a rationale for the implementation of you selected standard.

HLT 665 Topic 12 DQ 2

Reflect on the cultural and linguistic competence of your practicum site. How does your practicum site respond to the diverse needs of communities? What recommendations would you make to improve their organizational cultural and linguistic competence? No research citation required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 13 DQ 1

Review the “Correspondence of the 12 Ethical Principles with the 10 Essential Public Health Services” section of the assigned reading, “Principles of the Ethical Practice of Public Health,” developed by the American Public Health Association. Select one of the 12 ethical principles discussed in the reading and describe a situation in which that principle applies in public health. How does this affect a public health practice?

HLT 665 Topic 13 DQ 2

Review and reflect on the “Values and Beliefs Underlying the Code” section of the assigned reading, “Principles of the Ethical Practice of Public Health,” developed by the American Public Health Association. Which of these values and beliefs most resonates with you or is most relevant to your interests in public health? Why?

HLT 665 Topic 14 DQ 1

There are issues in public health that pose ethical dilemmas because it is necessary to weigh the concerns of both the individual and the community. Describe an example of a public health ethical dilemma. What is the primary public health interest in this example?

HLT 665 Topic 14 DQ 2

Reflect on your own ethical decision making. What values and beliefs will guide fair and just decision making in your own public health efforts? How do these relate to GCU’s emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace? No research citations are required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 15 DQ 1

Systems thinking in public health examines the relationship between systems and behavior. What is an example of a system in public health? How does this system impact behavior of the individual?

HLT 665 Topic 15 DQ 2

Describe an example of systems thinking applied in public health. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this approach?

HLT 665 Topic 16 DQ 1

Summarize your practicum experience and describe the most important things you have learned. No research citations are required for this discussion question.

HLT 665 Topic 16 DQ 2

What role do you envision yourself having in public health? What are three steps you will take to build your public health career? No research citations are required for this discussion question.

 

Details:
Social media channels are designed to be engaging; however, these media are often used by public health organizations and practitioners as a means to disseminate mass information, rather than to engage audiences in meaningful interaction. Harnessing social media to best achieve public health outcomes is a topic of much discussion and study in the public health community.For this assignment, you will analyze public health communication via social media in your community. Follow a public health organization, local or national, on a social media channel (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) for at least 3 weeks. In a paper of 1,000-1,250 words, address the following:

  1. Describe the benefits/advantages and challenges/risks of using social media for public health communication.
  2. Describe the organization you followed and the social media channel you selected. What kind of information is shared on social media by the organization?
  3. To what degree does the organization engage with users/followers (e.g., responding to questions, engaging in conversation, hosting “chats” with experts, soliciting information)?
  4. What improvements or suggestions would you make to this organization regarding its social media engagement? Why?

Use at least three scholarly sources to support your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

A SWOT analysis can help to identify internal and external factors that can help or hinder organization or program success. A SWOT analysis organizes the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of an organization or program. The identification of weaknesses and threats indicates factors that have a negative impact to the organization or program and need to be addressed. Strengths and opportunities are factors that have a positive impact on the organization or program and should be maintained.

For this assignment, you will complete a SWOT analysis for your practicum site/organization or program using the “SWOT Analysis” template provided

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

HLT665.SWOTAnalysis_9-4-2014.docx

Details:
It is important for a public health professional to show evidence of professional development over time. The professional portfolio is one way to collect and showcase achievements and artifacts or evidence of accomplishments.

For this assignment, you will prepare a professional portfolio that includes the following:

Reflection of Your Practicum Experience

In a 1,000-1,250 words, address the following:

  1. Summarize your practicum experience.
  2. Describe how you have applied theory and/or knowledge from your course work into practice during your practicum experience (provide specific examples).
  3. What are the most important things you have learned from this practicum experience and how will you apply them to your public health career?
  4. How has this experience helped develop professionalism skills, such as networking, team building, communication, and professional competencies in public health? What leadership qualities do you possess and how do you envision applying them to your public health career?
  5. Articulate a personal mission, a set of core values, and vision regarding your role in public health. How will your core values help guide your ethical decision making in public health?
  6. Include two or three scholarly sources to support your narrative.

Sample Practicum Work:

In a second, separate document, submit a sample of your practicum work (e.g., health education materials, reports, presentation)

Cover Letter and Resume:

In a third, separate document, submit a cover letter and resume. Prepare a cover letter and resume for a potential (or actual) position in public health.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is expected for all presentation formats, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

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