Course outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
Assess findings used to make public health planning and policy decisions.
Access the U.S. Census Quick Facts link http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/
Click on the U.S. map for your state, and then choose your county. Answer the following questions:
1. Name of your county and state
2. Population of your county with racial and gender breakdowns
3. Number of senior citizens
4. Number of disabled individuals
5. Number of children
Choose one of the populations above (senior citizens, disabled, or children) and list at least two possible health concerns for that population. Research your local newspaper or other source to give information on community health interventions or public policy that exist with the population you chose.
Access the link http://christianhospital.privatehealthnews.com/phn_new/client/bvha/html/view.asp#1 to take a health risk assessment. There are several to choose from. Choose one and report findings and recommendations for improving your health. Please summarize questions asked and also summarize results thoroughly and in your own words. Do not cut and paste answers directly from the findings given on the website.
How can you utilize these results to improve your own personal health? Format your paper consistent with APA 6th guidelines. Be sure to list all academic sources of information at the end of this assignment. You should have at least 3, including the health risk assessment and the Census information