Theoretical Analysis

A. Bearing in mind that there may be several, choose a social, behavioral, or cultural factor associated with your selected public health issue that
needs to change in order to improve the issue. Be sure to explain why you chose this particular factor.
B. Select the public health theory, model, or concept that most appropriately applies to the social, behavioral, or cultural factor you chose in the
above step.
C. Describe the strengths of the theory, model, or concept you selected for addressing your chosen social, behavioral, or cultural factor. Be sure to
substantiate your claims with specific examples and research.
D. Describe the weaknesses of the theory, model, or concept you selected for addressing your chosen social, behavioral, or cultural factor. Be sure
to substantiate your claims with specific examples and research.
Guidelines for Submission: Your milestone should be submitted as a two- to three-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New
Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources, which should be cited according to APA style.
Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Theoretical
Support: Choice
Meets “Proficient” criteria, and
articulation is exceptionally clear
and logical
Chooses a social, behavioral, or
cultural factor associated with
chosen issue that needs to
change to improve the issue, and
explains why the factor was
chosen
Chooses a social, behavioral, or
cultural factor that is not
associated with the chosen issue
or that does not need to be
changed to improve the issue, or
does not explain why the factor
was chosen
Does not choose a social,
behavioral, or cultural factor
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Theoretical
Support: Theory
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
draws nuanced, well-informed
connections between concepts
Selects the theory, model, or
concept that most appropriately
applies to the chosen social,
behavioral, or cultural factor
Selects a theory, model, or
concept that is not appropriately
applied to the chosen social,
behavioral, or cultural factor
Does not select a theory, model,
or concept to apply to the
chosen social, behavioral, or
cultural factor
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Theoretical
Support: Strengths
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
draws nuanced, well-informed
connections between concepts
Accurately describes the
strengths of the theory, model,
or concept and substantiates
claims with specific examples
and research
Describes the strengths of the
theory, model, or concept but
with gaps in accuracy, or does
not substantiate claims with
specific examples and research
Does not describe the strengths
of the theory, model, or concept
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Theoretical
Support:
Weaknesses
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
draws nuanced, well-informed
connections between concepts
Accurately describes the
weaknesses of the theory,
model, or concept and
substantiates claims with specific
examples and research
Describes the weaknesses of the
theory, model, or concept but
with gaps in accuracy, or does
not substantiate claims with
specific examples and research
Does not describe the
weaknesses of the theory,
model, or concept
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Articulation of
Response
Submission is free of errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, and organization
and is presented in a
professional and easy to read
format
Submission has no major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
Submission has major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
that negatively impact
readability and articulation of
main ideas
Submission has critical errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
that prevent understanding of
ideas