module 1 public health
Assignment 3: Mobilizing for Action
In this assignment, you will review the health objectives from the Healthy People 2020 (http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/default.aspx) program, choose one that applies to your community or municipality, conduct further research on how you can mobilize for action, and then prepare a paper to describe a plan of action for your community.
Part 1: Research
Review the health objectives in the topics index listed on the “2020 Topics & Objectives – Objectives A-Z” page of the HealthyPeople.gov Web site. (http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/default.aspx).
Choose an objective that applies to your community or municipality.
Determine why you think the objective (or goal) that you chose was included as an objective on the HealthyPeople.govWeb site.
Consider the rationale (need and pressures) for a national focus on the objective you chose.
Research the size of your community and identify the number of people that would be affected by the issue you chose.
Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and Internet sources, research how you can mobilize public health administration and community stakeholders for action.
Part 2: Paper
Prepare a “mobilizing for action” paper and address the following:
Give a brief description of the community that you have chosen to focus on and identify the objective you selected from Healthy People 2020.
Explain why you think the objective (or goal) that you chose was included as an objective on the HealthyPeople.gov Web site.
Explain the rationale (need and pressures) for a national focus on the objective you chose.
Detail the size of your community and identify the number of people that would be affected by the issue you chose.
Conceptualize an approach, program, or strategy that could help your community contribute to the objective or goal.
List the groups and/or individuals who might be interested in seeing a change in this health issue. Explain how you might recruit them as stakeholders in an effort to implement change.
List the benefits and barriers of stakeholder participation.
Include strategic steps (mileposts and decision points) to implement your strategy.
Explain how your plan creates an alliance, collaboration, or partnership for the community, and describe how it will increase organizational capacity for various contributors.
Include references to substantiate any facts or support any arguments you present.
Write a 3–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.