Health Disparities Research Paper
One of the goals of Healthy People 2020 is to reduce health disparities among populations. Select one of the leading health indicators as identified by Healthy People
2020 and write a research paper of 750-1,000 words on the health disparities related to that condition. For the health indicator selected, the paper should include a
discussion on the following:
1.Definition of the problem
2.Descriptive epidemiology (person, place, time)
3.Etiology (causes, risk factors)
1.What disparities do we know exist for this disease?
2.Why do these disparities exist?
3.What explanations have been offered or supported?
4.What research questions have not been studied that may provide new, insightful information regarding this health problem?
1.Why is it an important public health problem?
2.What are some social, political, or economic barriers in our current health care system that impede disease prevention and health promotion for this health problem?
3.How would you educate/disseminate information about this health problem to the public? (target group, financial constraints)
4.How could one of a health administrator/manager’s general policies or policies specific to this health condition impact the health status of the target population?
You are required to use a minimum of three scholarly resources. Resources must be within the last 5 years.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning
the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
The information provided is comprehensive and provides specific information necessary to assist the audience in understanding the importance of the health topic.
Includes definition, description of epidemiology (person, place, time), and etiology (causes, risk factors).
Thoughtfully analyzes and evaluates possible health disparities. Demonstrating a deep understanding of by supporting ideas with details and examples. Addresses all of
the assignment criteria.
All of the required assignment content is present. Major points are exceptionally clear and thoroughly addressed. Significant and best possible support is evident,
relevant and convincing.
Sources are academic, comprehensive, current, and/or relevant. Quoted material and paraphrasing expertly support, extend, and inform ideas but do not substitute for
the writer’s own idea development. Sources are well synthesized to support major points.
Organization and Effectiveness-20%:
Thesis Development and Purpose-7%
Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Argument Logic and Construction-8%
Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)-5%
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English
Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)-5%
All format elements are correct.
Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style)-5%
In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.