Select a topic pertinent to Public Health in America. Write an 8-12 page paper that will include at least 4-6 evidence/research-based references (no Wikipedia!), an abstract, a graph or chart (data) if applicable to your topic (should not take up more than 1/4 of a page).
Your research paper may include (if applicable to your topic) the following information: • Historical Perspective/Background information on your topic • Population affected • Environmental issues • Epidemiological Research o Data Use o Morbidity & Mortality Patterns • Public Health issues & interventions • Medical Response o Prehospital (if applicable) o Hospital o Other • Government response o Local vs. State vs. Federal • Economic Factors/Issues • Media Coverage/Communication Issues • Logistical Issues o What worked — what didn’t – why • Aftermath • Lessons Learned The research paper should include an introduction of the topic, a body in which the topic is developed and references cited, and a well-defined conclusion. I strongly recommend that you contact me with the topic of your paper before you begin your research. The topic you choose may be too broad or too narrow, and a discussion may help you to focus so that your learning will be maximized and your paper will be the best it can be.