Read the module Home page and required readings. Read through this assignment and the Assignment Expectations.
Based on the background readings for this module (along with other relevant sources of credible information), your task is to write an essay in which you discuss an environmental public health
issue in your community.
You can submit your paper in a question-and-answer format. In other words, list the questions and provide a short answer to each.
State the name of your community. At what time in your life did you live in this community? (i.e., were you raised there during childhood, do you live there now, or was it during another time in
Identify a specific environmental public health issue in the community.
Explain briefly why rates of disease or illness might be impacted by this environmental health issue. Please write 1–2 paragraphs about this, and be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating
Identify one credible source of Environmental Health Data on that issue. (Please write 2–3 sentences maximum. Please provide a description of the source and a link (i.e., hyperlink or URL) directly
to relevant data sources.
Discuss whether rates of disease or illness for the issue are being tracked in the community. Please write 2–3 paragraphs about this, and be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your
Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment rubric that is linked within the course. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.
Ali, R., Wheitner, D., Talbott, E., and Zborowski, J. (2007, October). Connecting environmental health data to people and policy: Integrating information and mobilizing communities for
environmental public health tracking. Journal of Community Health, 32(5), 357-74.
Cannunscio, C. (2017). Social determinants of health [Video presentation]. Temple University of Department of Public Health and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Accessed from
Carr, S. J. (2016, January). Insights in public health: Building well-being: Linking the built environment to health. Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health, 75(1).
Rubin, L. & Merrick, J. (2014). Environmental health: Home, school, and community. [e-Book] New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Read: Chapter I: Break the cycle of environmental health
disparities; and Chapter II: Use of undergraduate curriculum as a vehicle for breaking the cycle of environmental health disparities within disadvantaged communities.
American Public Health Association. (2016). Environmental health. Retrieved from http://apha.org/topics-and-issues/environmental-health
National Environmental Education Foundation. (2015). Environmental health topics. Retrieved from http://126.96.36.199/health/topics.htm
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). National center for environmental health. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/
World Health Organization. (2012). Managing environmental health risks in emergencies. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/environmental_health_emergencies/en/
World Health Organization. (2016). Public health and environment (PHE). Retrieved from http://www.who.int/phe/e-news/en/index.html