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Define health disparity, and identify a specific health disparity you identify in your area of practice. Some examples include asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, low birth weight, infant mortality, HIV/AIDS, TB, Depression, Schizophrenia, Substance Use Disorders, suicide, homicide, among many others.

There are significant differences in the quality and span of life between individuals, and some populations experience a disproportionate amount of disease burden. This assignment will lead you through the identification of a health disparity, with the application of health promotion concepts to the development of a treatment plan.
Assignment Criteria
For this assignment, develop a scholarly paper that includes the following criteria:
1. Define health disparity, and identify a specific health disparity you identify in your area of practice. Some examples include asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, low birth weight, infant mortality, HIV/AIDS, TB, Depression, Schizophrenia, Substance Use Disorders, suicide, homicide, among many others.
2. Discuss the nine determinants of health – factors that influence health (WHO, 2010) and describe how they could influence the identified health disparity or problem.
3. Identify the epidemiology associated with the problem, and specify the incidence at both the state and national levels.
4. Describe the cultural considerations for your identified problem.
5. Describe the health care literacy challenges with the population impacted.
6. Apply a health promotion theory to the development of a treatment plan for the condition.
7. The scholarly paper should be in narrative format, 7 pages excluding the title and reference page.
8. Include an introductory paragraph, purpose statement, and a conclusion.
9. Include level 1 and 2 headings to organize the paper.
10. Write the paper in third person, not first person (meaning do not use ‘we’ or ‘I’) and in a scholarly manner. To clarify: I, we, you, me, our may not be used. In addition, describing yourself as the researcher or the author should not be used.
11. Include a minimum of 6 professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal references to support the paper (review in Ulrich Periodical Directory) and be less than five (5) years old.
12. APA format is required (attention to spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations).
13. Submit the assignment to Turnitin Direct prior to the final submission, review the originality report, and make any needed changes.


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