Interview: Activities in Progress to Reduce Health Disparities Report
Master's in Public health for social and biological determinants of health class. Due Oct 1 by midnight. the purpose of the interview project is to identify and critique activities in progress (research, intervention programs, policies, etc.) for the elimination of social inequalities that directly impact health such as racism, sexism, poverty, social exclusion, substandard housing etc. at the state or local level in the state you reside, or nationally through a federal agency, or some other professional organization. Part I Interview a professional working in an agency or program aimed at the elimination of social inequalities such as racism, sexism, poverty, social exclusion, substandard housing, etc. that directly impact health at one of the varying levels of intervention (personal care, program design or implementation, research, policy-making, funding) to determine: A description of their program/research/ policy/funding as it relates to the elimination of social inequalities that directly impact health: How are they funded? Who do they fund? How much? Population affected? What do they do? How do they do it, etc.? What they think are the contributors to their social inequality? Their operating conceptual model of how they expect the things they do to address social inequality? What they think are some limiting factors in achieving their goals? When they expect to see results? What are some of the successes to date? Ask two (2) additional questions of your own to identify and critique activities in progress related to the program/research/ policy/funding. Be sure to plan your interview well in advance as it may be very challenging to coordinate your schedule with those of busy professionals, and you may need more than one conversation to complete your interviews. Part II The next section should focus on your interpretation of the agency and/or program: What are the strengths? Limitations? Do you think this activity will reduce social inequality? By how much? By when? What might be needed to improve effectiveness by Year 2020? What would you recommend to the professional for improving effectiveness on elimination of social inequality? Present a written report of your interview that includes the activity in the context of eliminating social inequalities that affect health. Your report should be written in essay form (do not include the interview questions) and should include some background on the way that the inequality affects health outcomes, including any relevant medical, social, etiologic and epidemiologic information; a detailed description of the agency, its activities, goals and operational structure; and the professionals’ thinking on its relevance to other health outcomes. The Interview: Activities in Progress to Reduce Health Disparities Report Must be twelve to fifteen double-spaced pages in length, excluding reference page(s), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must use a minimum of ten scholarly sources within the last five years form the Ashford University Library-no websites. Must include a title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that highlights the components of your paper. Must end with a conclusion that summarizes paper content. Must cite all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. All citations must have a corresponding reference listed on the reference page. All references must have a corresponding citation in the body of the assignment. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.