Critical Issues in Public Health

r  M4A1: Current Topics in Public Health: Reaction Paper We’re now halfway through the course. At this point in your learning of current and critical issues in public health, you are being asked to broaden your knowledge about a specific public health topic. The purpose of this paper is to have you focus on a current public health topic of your liking from the list provided to you below; compare, evaluate and interpret varied opinions related to the topic; and finally, organize and present your conclusions in a clear manner by writing a 3–4 page reaction paper. Topics provided to you reflect areas in public health that are pressing in nature, have long-standing health and social consequences and require our immediate attention. This paper will account for 20% of the total course grade. Podcasts, videos, on-line streaming programs are the basis for this paper. First, select ONE video/audio topic of interest from the list below. Before viewing or listening to your selection, you may want to jot down the questions you will be answering for the paper (see below) so that you can take notes while you watch/listen. PLEASE NOTE – YOU MAY HAVE TO CLICK ON THE LINKS TWICE FOR THE VIDEO ON DEMAND TO WORK CORRECTLY Food crisis. The future of food: A looming crisis (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (2009). [Video file, 52:00 minutes] Waste management. Global dump: Toxic waste and the planetary ecosystem (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (2007). [Video file, 53:00 minutes] Poverty and human rights. A global view of human rights (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Streaming audio]. [Audio file, 45:49 minutes] The obesity epidemic. Globesity: Fat’s new frontier (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (2012). [Video file, 60:00 minutes] The childhood vaccine controversy. The vaccine war (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Streaming video]. (2010). [Video file, 60:00 minutes] Water crisis. Blue gold: World water wars (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (2009). [Video file, 90:00 minutes] Next, you will respond to the following questions, using what you have learned in the module so far and by conducting your own research. Format and reference citation for this assignment must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Page limit does not include title page, abstract or references. There is no limit for references. Briefly outline the key points presented in this topic. Evaluate how well they are supported, outlined, and balanced. Do you agree or disagree with the position taken by the producers of the program? What did you learn about this topic beyond your current understanding? Provide 3 examples from the presentation. Describe how what you saw or heard is relevant to public health?

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