HEALTH PROMOTION PROJECT
Identify a health problem or need for health promotion for a particularstage in the life span of a population
from a specific culture in your area . Choose one of the Leading Health Indicators(LHI) priorities from Healthy People 2020 (see the Healthy People.gov 2020 Leading
Health Indicators website link in the
2. Research a topic related to health and wellness associated with one of the Healthy People 2020 topic areas.
Studentsin a cultural concentration will use that specific cultural focus to complete this assignment.
3. Submit your topic to the instructor for approval at least 2 weeks prior to the assignment (during Unit 3) but
earlier if desired. All topics must be approved.
4. You will develop an educational health promotion project addressing the population/culture in your area. For
or example, if you are in the Hispanic concentration, your project might be educational interventionsto
address how food choices are related to the high rates of diabetes among Latinos; or, a community project
that addressesthe statistic that Hispanics experience new HIV infections at more than twice the rate of whites;
or, finding opportunitiesto intervene with Puerto Ricans, a Hispanic subculture, who suffer asthma at twice
the rate of the general population (2020 LHI Topic Three: Environmental Quality: