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REQUIRED UNIFORM ASSIGNMENT: HEALTH PROMOTION PROJECT

PURPOSE

To apply concepts you have learned about health promotion concepts and strategies, enhance your written

communication skills, and demonstrate a beginning understanding of cultural competency.

COURSE OUTCOMES This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

CO #1 Discuss the professional nurse’s role in health promotion activities. (PO #1 & 2)

CO #3 Discuss health promotion, illness prevention, health maintenance, health restoration, and

rehabilitation in relation to the nurse’s role in working with various populations. (PO #1 & 2)

CO #7 Identify health promotion strategies throughout the life span. (PO #1 & 2)

DUE DATE

The Health Promotion Project (RUA) is due in Unit 5. However, refer to the Course Calendar for variations in

campus requirements and details. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE 100 Points

REQUIREMENTS

1. Identify a health problem or need for health promotion for a particular stage in the life span of a population

from a specific culture in your area (this might include age and gender population as well). 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 Assignment section for Unit 2 under “Web Links). Students in a cultural

concentration will use that specific cultural focus to complete this assignment.

2. Research a topic related to health and wellness associated with one of the Healthy People 2020 topic areas.

Students in 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 interventions to

address how food choices are related to the high rates of diabetes among Latinos; or, a community project

that addresses the statistic that Hispanics experience new HIV infections at more than twice the rate of whites;

or, finding opportunities to intervene with Puerto Ricans, a Hispanic subculture, who suffer asthma at twice

the rate of the general population (2020 LHI Topic Three: Environmental Quality: (see the Healthy People.gov

2020 Leading Health Indicators website link in the Assignment section for Unit 2 under “Web Links).

5. General expectations

 All articles must be from nursing or scholarly journals and should include health promotion and wellness

content. Articles must be published within the last five (5) years. If you are unsure whether the article is

appropriate, ask your instructor. You could lose significant points if the article is not from a scholarly

source and/or appropriate to the topic.

 Please ask questions if you need clarification.

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PREPARING THE ASSIGNMENT

1. Writing the Paper: You will explore the topic and explain the information in writing a 3‐4 page APA formatted

paper.

a. Select a minimum of three (3) scholarly nursing or research article (published within the last 5 years) related

to your topic that include health promotion and wellness content. Students in a cultural concentration will

select at least one article specifically related to the cultural focus for this assignment. You may need to

evaluate several articles before you find appropriate selections. For more information on how to choose a

scholarly article, open the “Course Resources” tab under the “Course Home” Menu to the left of your

Learning Studio (eCollege) course page and open “What Is a Scholarly Source.”

b. Write a 3‐4 page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) using the following guidelines:

 Write brief introduction of the topic and describe why it is important to health promotion in the

specific cultural population in your area.

 Include a description of the topic and the targeted sub culture or population (include statistics).

 Explain how the project relates to the Healthy People 2020 topic area you have chosen.

 Summarize the articles; include key points or findings from the articles.

 Discuss how you used the information from the articles for your Health Promotion Project. Provide

specific examples.

 Describe the approach/approaches you developed to educate the target population about the topic.

Include specific ways to promote lifestyle changes within the specified population relative to your

specific culture. The approach should be appropriate for your cultural concentration.

 Write your conclusion and summary.

c. Your paper must follow APA format. Include a title page and a reference page. Use 12‐point Times New

Roman font and include in‐text citations (use citations whenever paraphrasing, using statistics, or quoting

from the article). Please refer to your APA manual as a guide for in‐text citations and sample reference

pages.

d. Use TurnItIn in time to make any edits that might be necessary based on the Similarity Index prior to

submitting your paper to your instructor. Consult with your instructor about the acceptable Similarity

Index for this paper.

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DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA

Assignment

Criteria

Points % Description

Articles and

Turn It In

Submission

5

5%

 A minimum of three (3) scholarly articles is used as sources.

 Articles meet criteria of being from scholarly journals and include health

promotion and wellness content. Students will select at least one article

specifically related to the cultural focus for this assignment.

 Submitted paper to TurnItIn; Necessary/Appropriate revisions made based on

originality report.

Introduction

and Conclusion

15

15%

 Establish the purpose of the paper

 Create an effective conclusion that identifies the main ideas and major support

points from the body of your report. Minor details are left out.

Relate Topic to

Target

Population

25

25%

 Description of topic and targeted cultural population.

 Relationship to the Healthy People 2020 topic area.

 Statistics to support the significance of the topic.

Summary of

Articles

20

20%

Summary of articles include:

 Key points and findings of the article.

 Discussion of how information from the articles is used in your Health Promotion

Project (give specific examples).

Health

Promotion

Project

Discussion

25

25%

 Description of approaches to educate the target cultural population about the

topic

 Specify a culturally sensitive approach to promote lifestyle changes within the

specified population.

APA Style and

Format

10

10%

APA Style (Writing)

 Correct use of Standard English grammar and sentence structure.

 No spelling or typographical errors.

 Organized around required components.

 Information flows in a logical sequence that is easy for the audience to follow.

APA Format

 All information taken from another source, even if summarized, must be cited and

listed on the Reference page using (APA 6th ed.)

 Document setup: Title and Reference pages; Margins; Spacing; Use of Headers

 Citations in the text and reference page.

Total 100 100

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GRADING RUBRIC

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Assignment

Criteria

Outstanding or Highest Level Very Good or High Level of Competent or Satisfactory Poor, Failing or

of Performance Performance Level of Performance Unsatisfactory Level of

Performance

A (92–100%) B (84–91%) C (76–83%) F (0–75%)

Articles and Turn It

In Submission

5

 A minimum of three (3) scholarly articles are used as sources.

 Articles meets criteria of being from scholarly journals, includes health promotion and wellness content,

and are current (published within the past 5 years).

 At least one article is related to your chosen cultural group.

 TurnItIn is used prior to submitting paper to instructor for grading. Necessary/Appropriate revisions made

based on originality report.

Note: This criterion is “all or nothing.” If you meet all of the criteria for the article and use TurnItIn, you will earn

5 points.

5 points

Article does not meet all criteria.

Or

TurnItIn is not used.

0 points

Introduction and

Conclusion

15

Introduction establishes the

purpose of the paper and

stimulates the reader’s interest.

AND

The main ideas and major support

points from the body of the paper

are presented in the conclusion.

14‐15 points

Introduction establishes the

purpose of the paper.

AND

The main ideas and major support

points from the body of the paper

are presented in the conclusion.

13 points

The introduction and conclusion

provide very general information

related to the topic of the paper.

12 points

The introduction and/or conclusion

are vague, does not relate to the

topic, and/or not evident.

0‐11 points

Relate Topic to

Target Population

25

Thoroughly covers all required

elements; Demonstrates excellent

understanding of health promotion

concepts and applied them

consistently.

Required elements are:

 Description of topic and target

cultural population.

 Relationship to the Healthy

People 2020 topic area.

Generally covers all required

elements; Demonstrates

general/basic understanding of

health promotion concepts and

applied them consistently.

Required elements are:

 Description of topic and target

cultural population.

 Relationship to the Healthy

People 2020 topic area.

Generally covers all required

elements; Demonstrates limited

understanding of health promotion

concepts and/or did not apply the

concepts consistently.

Required elements are:

 Description of topic and target

cultural population.

 Relationship to the Healthy

People 2020 topic area.

Missing some of the required

elements; Demonstrates very

limited understanding of health

promotion concepts and/or did not

apply the concepts consistently or

inappropriately.

Required elements are:

 Description of topic and target

cultural population.

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 Statistics to support the

significance of the topic.

23‐25 points

 Statistics to support the

significance of the topic.

21‐22 points

 Statistics to support the

significance of the topic.

19‐20 points

 Relationship to the Healthy

People 2020 topic area.

 Statistics to support the

significance of the topic.

0‐18 points

Summary of

Articles

20

Summary of articles includes:

 All key points and findings from

the articles.

 Comprehensive discussion of

how information from the

articles is used in the Health

Promotion Project with several

specific examples provided.

19‐20 points

 Most key points and findings

from the articles are included.

 Discussion of how information

from the articles is used in the

Health Promotion Project

included with specific examples

provided.

17‐18 points

 Some key points and findings of

the article are missing.

 Limited discussion of how

information from the articles is

used in the Health Promotion

Project. Examples included, but

very general/not specific.

16 points

 Little understanding of the key

points of the articles

demonstrated.

OR

 Discussion of how information

from the article could be used in

your Health Promotion Project

not included.

0–15 points

Health Promotion

Project Discussion

25

Thoroughly covers all required

elements; Demonstrates excellent

understanding of health promotion

strategies and applied them

consistently.

Required elements are:

 Description of approaches to

educate the target population

about the topic

 Specific ways to promote lifestyle

changes within the specified

population.

23‐25 points

Generally covers all required

elements; Demonstrates

general/basic understanding of

health promotion strategies and

applied them consistently.

Required elements are:

 Description of approaches to

educate the target population

about the topic

 Specific ways to promote lifestyle

changes within the specified

population.

21‐22 points

Generally covers all required

elements; Demonstrates limited

understanding of health promotion

strategies and/or did not apply the

concepts consistently.

Required elements are:

 Description of approaches to

educate the target population

about the topic

 Specific ways to promote lifestyle

changes within the specified

population.

19‐20 points

Missing some of the required

elements; Demonstrates very

limited understanding of health

promotion strategies and/or did

not apply the concepts consistently

or inappropriately.

Required elements are:

 Description of approaches to

educate the target population

about the topic

 Specific ways to promote lifestyle

changes within the specified

population.

0‐18 points

APA Style

and Format

APA Style (Writing)

 Correct use of Standard English

grammar, paragraph, and

sentence structure.

 No spelling or typographical

errors.

APA Style (Writing)

 One to three minor errors in use

of Standard English grammar,

paragraph, and sentence

structure.

APA Style (Writing)

 One major error or more than

four minor errors in use of

Standard English grammar,

paragraph, and sentence

structure.

APA Style (Writing)

 Language needs development.

 More than four spelling and/or

grammar errors.

 Poorly organized thoughts &

concepts.

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 Paper is clearly organized around

required components.

 Information flows in a logical

sequence that is easy for the

audience to follow.

APA Format

 All information taken from

another source, even if

summarized, must be cited and

listed on the Reference page

using. All elements of each

reference included in the correct

order.

 Document setup includes title

and reference pages in correct

APA format.

 Correct/Appropriate use of

margins, spacing, and headers.

 Citation of sources included in

the body of the paper using

correct APA format

 Sources cited correctly on the

reference page

10 points

 One to two spelling or

typographical errors.

 Paper is organized; one required

component not clearly identified.

APA Format

 All information taken from

another source, even if

summarized, must be cited and

listed on the reference page. All

elements of each reference on

the reference page included.

Some elements not in the correct

order.

 Document setup includes title

and reference page, with 1‐ 2

errors in APA format.

 Use of margins, spacing, and

headers has 1 to 2 errors.

 One source cited in the paper not

included on the references list

OR one source listed on the

Reference page not cited in the

paper.

 9 points

 Three to four spelling or

typographical errors.

 Paper is organized; one required

component not clearly identified.

APA Format

 All information taken from

another source, even if

summarized, must be cited.

Format for citations not correct.

Some references on the

reference page have elements

missing.

 Document setup includes title

and reference page. Three or

more errors in APA format of the

title page.

 Use of margins, spacing, and

headers has 3‐ 4 errors.

 Two sources cited in the paper

not included on the references

list OR two or more sources

listed on the Reference page not

cited in the paper.

8 points

APA Format

 All information taken from

another source, even if

summarized, must be cited. Lacks

proper citations and/or does not

reference sources.

 Document setup includes title

and reference page. Three or

more errors in APA format of the

title page.

 Use of margins, spacing, and

headers has more than 4 errors.

 Three or more sources cited in

the paper not included on the

references list OR three or more

sources listed on the Reference

page not cited in the paper.

0‐7 points

Total Points Possible = 100 points

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