Where is the population most impacted by the public health issue?

Maternal/Child Health Wk 2

Foundations for Maternal and Child Health

Assignment- Week 2

Define the problem within your chosen case study- Suicide rates in Young Girls. Use the template below to provide a general problem statement for the MCH issue in the case study. In addition, think of your role as a Health Educator in addressing this issue. What would be your role’s job in helping to identify and define this problem?

Case study article: Suicide rates in Young Girls: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/22/474888854/suicide-rates-climb-

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Your target audience for your presentation will be the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

PART 1: Defining the problem. Answer the following questions/prompts based on the health issue described in the case study article. You will need to research the issue beyond the article to answer the questions/prompts thoroughly.

Question Response (in your own words) Reference
What is the public health issue? The case study article
Whose health is impacted by the public health issue? Describe your population.
Where is the population most impacted by the public health issue? Describe the location/place.
When is the population most impacted by the health issue? Describe the time. This can be in terms of trends in the data.
What is contributing to the negative impacts of the public health issue?
In one sentence, based on information above, define the problem. The problem definition does not include possible solutions. A problem statement is 1 sentence that includes the population, the issue, and contributing factors.

PART 2 Short Answer Question: Think of your role as Health Educator in addressing this issue. What was your role’s job in helping to identify and define this problem?

Role Title: Health Educator
Summary (approximately 500 words AMA format Cite all sources)

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