Remember, this paper should clearly and comprehensively identify the disease or population health problem chosen. The problem must be an issue in your geographic area and a concern for the population you will serve upon graduation with your degree. The paper must discuss the epidemiology of the problem at three levels: local (community), state, and U.S. Remember, to include headings for each of the 7 sections below—I’ve bolded these to give you an idea of what the heading title may be. Remember to use the correct level for APA headings.
The paper should be organized into the following sections:
1. Introduction with a clear presentation of the problem and why it is a problem at the local, state, and national level, as well as significance and a scholarly overview of the paper. It is okay to include high-level statistics in this section to clearly identify that there is a problem in your community. Also, be sure to introduce the community/geographic region that your paper focuses on.
2. Background of the disease including definition, description, signs and symptoms, and current incidence and/or prevalence statistics current state, local, and national statistics pertaining to the disease. (Include a table of incidence or prevalence rates by your geographic county, state, and national statistics.) You will find most of this information from online sources, such as CDC, Department of Health, local health department in your chosen state, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ), Cancer Society, and other national organizations that collect data. Please note – your table must be original and not simply a figure or table copied from another resource. Your table should be placed in an appendix which will come after your reference page.
3. A review of Current Surveillance Methods and any mandated reporting or methods for reporting the disease for providers. This section should discuss how data is collected at all three levels (local, state, national). For example, if your paper is about chlamydia, then you would discussion how patient level chlamydia data is collected and if it is mandatory to collect and report this data in your chosen geographic area, state, and in the U.S. Who collects the data? What information is collected? Don’t forget about popular studies (e.g., Framingham Heart Study), CDC, and other national surveillance systems (e.g., Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Systems/YRBSS). Also, check with your local health department to find out if any local reporting requirements exist or if they collect the data in state or county surveys.
4. Conduct Descriptive Epidemiology analysis of the disease including who is more frequently affected and characteristics of the population that might help in creating a prevention plan. Characteristics may include, but are not limited to gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, occupation, etc. Include costs (both financial and social) associated with the disease or problem. You may find this data from recent studies, CDC, and other national/health organizations (e.g., American Heart Foundation)
5. Review how the disease is diagnosed, current national standards for Screening or Prevention, and pick one screening test and review its sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, cost and any current national guidelines for conducting which patients to conduct this test on. You must report the sensitivity, specificity, and PPV information for the screening test you have chosen. You may find this information in recent studies and in evidence based screening guidelines (CDC, AHRQ, American Cancer Society, etc.). Don’t forget about the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF).
6. Provide a brief Plan of how you will address this epidemiological disease in your practice once you are finished with school. Provide three actions you will take along with how you will measure outcomes of your actions. This section must be supported by recent, evidenced based articles (citations must be present). Each intervention must be supported by at least one recent, applicable evidenced based article per intervention. Don’t forget to discuss how you will implement your plan and how you will measure outcomes related to your plan of action(s). Remember, the three actions must be based on the needs in your chosen geographic area, as evidenced by the statistics you discuss earlier in the paper.
7. Conclude in a clear manner with a brief overview of key points of the entire disease. This section will summarize your paper, including major points from each of the above sections. Don’t forget the conclusion.
PREPARING THE PAPER
• Page length: 8 pages, excluding title/cover page
• APA format 6th edition
• Include at least 6 references.
• Quotations should be avoided
• Include at least one table to present information. Must be your original work!
• This paper will go through the Turnitin report for similarity percentage
Please and please ensure you follow every line of given instruction. Address each question accordingly.
Ensure the paper is in-line with the guidelines and grading rubric
Don’t forget to include scholarly reference(s) to support your information–not a textbook
The scholarly references must be current peer-reviewed article between year 2013 and 2018.
Ensure you include the doi or url of the reference used
Please do not use textbooks as reference.
Also note that this assignment will go through the school turnitin, hence its originality is highly essential.
Attached is the assignment-grading-rubric and guidelines