A primary end goal of epidemiology is to make recommendations for control and prevention efforts. You have already given a detailed analysis of the descriptive factors associated with an increased incidence chronic disease you chose in PE4002. You proposed changes to existing studies that you might make to gain a greater understanding of the disease. In this Competency Assessment, you will be creating a presentation to share with community officials about the importance of addressing the five key areas of social determinants of health and the connections these have with your selected disease. You will use additional community assessment tools to research risk factors and provide recommendations to control and prevent the disease.
Using a PowerPoint presentation with in-slide narration, you will encourage action and policy change to improve the health of a community of citizens. One of the roles of an epidemiologist is to use the science and art of epidemiology to inform and guide the political and social decisions of public health. Your slides should contain notes to guide the presentation forward, and the narration should contain what you would actually say during the presentation (which is not reading the slide verbatim).
The following resource can help you create audio narration within your slides:
Microsoft. (n.d.). Record a slide show with narration and slide timings. Retrieved February 7, 2019, from https://support.office.com/en-us/article/record-a-slide-show-with-narration-and-slide-timings-0b9502c6-5f6c-40ae-b1e7-e47d8741161c
To prepare for this Competency Assessment:
Review: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (n.d.). Social determinants of health. Health People 2020. Retrieved February 21, 2019, from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/social-determinants-of-health
Review: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Ten essential public health services and how they can include addressing social determinants of health. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/publichealthservices/pdf/Ten_Essential_Services_and_SDOH.pdf
Review: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. (2019). 2019 county health rankings key findings report. Retrieved from https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
Your presentation should include the following:
Slide 1: Title Slide (You should introduce the presentation and explain why you are giving it within your narration.)
Note: For slides 2 through 11, use resources to assist in making the connection between the social determinants of health and your disease. Provide some descriptive epidemiological information from your resources to verify the risks associated with the key areas and your chosen disease. (Reference: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (n.d.). Social determinants of health. Retrieved February 21, 2019, from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/social-determinants-of-health)
Slide 2–3: Economic Stability
Analyze the relationship between the disease you chose and two of the factors of economic stability listed below.
Slide 4–5: Education
Analyze the relationship between the disease you chose and two of the factors of education listed below.
Early Childhood Education and Development
Enrollment in Higher Education
High School Graduation
Language and Literacy
Slide 6–7: Social and Community Context
Analyze the relationship between the disease you chose and two of the factors of social and community context listed below.
Slide 8–9: Health and Healthcare
Analyze the relationship between the disease you chose and two of the factors of health and healthcare listed below.
Access to Health Care
Access to Primary Care
Slide 10–11: Neighborhood and Built Environment
Analyze the relationship between the disease you chose and two of the factors of neighborhood and built environment listed below.
Access to Foods That Support Healthy Eating Patterns
Crime and Violence
Quality of Housing