Population Health and the Environment
You are a health care professional who has researched the effects of environmental factors on population health. Because of your expertise in this field, you are presenting your findings at a global conference on environmental health issues. To prepare for this event, you have started to gather research and document the key issues you plan to present at the conference.
Write a 5–6 page paper in which you:
- Examine the four principal methods of science and research used in the study of environmental health. Provide a specific example of how each method is used to increase awareness and understanding of how exposure to hazards in the environment affects the health status of the community.
- Compare three ways scientists and researchers evaluate the level of danger environmental hazards have on population health. Using these methods, create a detailed outline of how they could be used to determine the level of risk to a community that has been exposed to an environmental hazard. Support your recommendation.
- Analyze the various health risks found in the natural environment. Provide an example of three specific dangers to the health of humans found in their everyday surroundings. Justify your response.
- Evaluate the role of U.S. government agencies in managing the incidence of infectious disease. Determine one environmental hazard that you think represents a significant challenge for these agencies in preventing a serious health risk to the population. Provide a specific example to support your analysis.
- Use at least three quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment is:
- Determine the impact of natural environmental hazards on population health.