Explain why you feel your needs are met or not met by the efforts your classmate plans to take to address it.

Explain why you feel your needs are met or not met by the efforts your classmate plans to take to address it.


The Health Issue Assignment

Question Description
I’m studying for my Writing class and need an explanation.

Guided Response: Imagine you are a member of this community and have this health issue. Explain why you feel your needs are met or not met by the efforts your classmate plans to take to address it. Describe one more action that your classmate could take to better address the issue in their community. 100 words per response.

Classmate #1

Fernando Morales

Living in the state of Florida one of the health issues in my state is that of asthma. Asthma is a disease which affects over 16.4 million adults and children in the United States alone “Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects an estimated 16.4 million adults and 7.0 million children in the United States” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012). This specific chronic lung disease attacks and individuals lungs creating a strain in an individual when it comes to breathing in certain conditions. In Florida alone there is an estimated 954,707 adults suffering with such a condition “n 2008, an estimated 954,707 adults in Florida had asthma” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012).

The Health Issue Assignment

The Health Issue Assignment

The CD has established programs like CDC’s National Asthma Control Program to assist and educate people with the concerns associated with asthma in controlling asthma, and proper treatment “The program funds states, school programs, and non-government organizations to help them improve surveillance of asthma, train health professionals, educate individuals with asthma and their families, and explain asthma to the public” (“Have Asthma? Learn how you can improve your health and quality of life,” 2019). But in order to ensure these operations work correctly they will be in the need of an advisor familiar with the illness in order to ensure they are properly educated. One good example of such thing is the national announcement method that was utilized in Harlem to educate families on the affects to children with asthma “creating appropriate research-based public service announcements (PSAs) about asthma, its causes, and treatment options in East Harlem required Mr. Rivera and the eHarlem TV team to conduct an initial assessment of the community’s knowledge of asthma” (“Healthy People 2020 At Work in the Community: Asthma Series,” n.d.). But they are other specific areas that will also need attention in order to make this successful, the need for a financial advisor to focus on budgeting, data collectors and analyst are needed to verify the change in data obtained of case in order to ensure goals are being met or adjustments required.

I believe that programs like the eHarlem TV would be beneficial for the state of Florida, this will ensure that we are reaching out to all communities about the concerns associated with asthma. The cost to such a project would be limited, due to the available airtime on local networks, which most networks would donate time brackets buy or sell them at a discounted rate due to the program focusing on a national health concern. Stockholder can be give tax deductions, for supporting such programs and the air time utilized.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012, June 25). Asthma in Florida. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/stateprofiles/Asthma_in…

Have Asthma? Learn how you can improve your health and quality of life. (2019, October 18). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/default.htm

Healthy People 2020 At Work in the Community: Asthma Series. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/healthy-people-…

Classmate #2

Taylor Denasi

A health issue in my community is chronic diseases like pulmonary diseases from vaping. This is a statewide health advisory. Vaping causes serious respiratory symptoms. A lot of pulmonary diseases are linked to people who are vaping. There is proof that more studying needs to be done on the diseases linked to vaping products. The FDA and CDC are working closely with state and local health officials to investigate these incidents as quickly as possible, and we are committed to taking appropriate actions as a clearer picture of the facts emerges (U.S Food & Drug Administration, 2019). The fda is also providing the community on ways to help prevent things from happening and how they can protect themselves. There are cases being investigated on a daily basis and fda labs are working closely with federal and state partners to get more closely in the investigations. The FDA is analyzing samples submitted by a number of states for the presence of a broad range of chemicals, including nicotine, THC and other cannabinoids, along with cutting agents/diluents and other additives, pesticides, opioids, poisons, heavy metals and toxins (U.S Food & Drug Administration, 2019). It will take the cdc, fda and the board of health all to invest their knowledge and time into investigating vaping and its link to lung diseases. As a health practitioner, I would be part of a public health program to address this issue and invest my time into finding out the end result. I would finance in the program and commit myself and funds into the proper sources to reach to find the main cause. I would address this concern within the healthcare system and to my patients.
U.S Food and Drug Administration. (2019). Lung Illnesses Associated with Use of Vaping Products. Retrieved By https://www.fda.gov/news-events/public-health-focu…

The Health Issue Assignment

The Health Issue Assignment

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.

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