Diversity and Ethical Considerations

As you consider your community problem, is there a segment of the community that may be impacted more than others? Are there issues related to the diversity of this group, and does this raise ethical considerations?
For this Discussion, you will explore the challenges related to evidence-based and culturally relevant prevention as it applies to diverse populations within your targeted community problem. You also will uncover any ethical considerations you might need to further examine as it relates to the practice of prevention for your targeted problem.
To Prepare

Review the Learning Resources for this week and      consider Diversity and Ethical      Considerations as they relate to the diverse      population in your targeted community problem.
Create a section in your Social Change Portfolio      called “Part 4: “Diversity and Ethical      Considerations”
Conduct a literature review and/or a review of local      public health data to identify a specific population (such as LGBT, ethnic      minority, etc.) that is affected by the target problem in your community.      Cite at least 2 peer-reviewed sources. For example, if your target problem      is teenage substance abuse then your broad population is teens. Then,      include the following:

  Identify a particular subgroup       within that population (e.g., males, a specific ethnic minority group,       etc.) that is impacted by this problem in a different way or at increased       rates.
  Describe the unique impact or       different rates of the problem among this group.

Based on your research, briefly describe 2 to 3      mechanisms to increase the cultural relevance of a prevention program with      the identified population.
Briefly describe some of the core ethical      considerations in prevention programming for this target problem in your      community including stakeholder collaboration, informed consent, and      confidentiality.

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