For the Part 1 application (approximately 3–4 pages of content with a title page and references in APA format) address the following:
- Describe your selected population health issue and the population affected by this issue.
- Summarize the two advocacy campaigns you researched in this area.
- Explain the attributes that made those campaigns effective.
- Begin to develop a plan for a health advocacy campaign that seeks to create a new policy or change an existing policy with regard to the issue and population you selected. Be sure to include in your plan:
A description of the public health issue and proposed policy solution
- Specific objectives for the policy you want to be implemented
- Begin to substantiate of your proposed campaign by data and evidence.
- Be sure to paste the rubric at the end of your paper.
By Day 7 of Week 4
This Assignment is due.
Developing a Healthcare Advocacy Campaign
A considerable number of women in the United States have limited access to appropriate and quality breast health screening following lack of insurance, low-income, or they are from ethnically diverse backgrounds (Marshall et al., 2016). Taking this into consideration, this paper will discuss the success factors of health advocacy programs for ethnically diverse women, successful advocacy concerns regarding the topic and success attributes for the campaigns, develop a healthy advocacy plan for creation of new policy, describe the public health issue and proposed solution plan as well as the specific objectives for suggested policy for advocacy.
Health Issue and Population of Interest
According to a study by DeSantis, Ma, Bryan, and Jemal (2014), as compared to ethnically diverse women, the Caucasian women undertake breast cancer screening more. This is due to challenges faced by the ethnically diverse women such as unstable income, lack of insurance, low socio-economic status, language barriers, and being recognized as an ethnic minority group. Failure to receive breast health screening services leads to increased cases of breast cancer and ultimately increased mortality rates among ethnically diverse women. As such, there is a considerable need to address this concern and empower ethnically diverse women to adhere to cancer screening guidelines in order to reduce mortality rates.
Health Advocacy Campaign Summary
DeSantis et al. (2014) performed an advocacy campaign on women attending a local healthcare clinic. Initially, the women watch a video of breast health self-examination and afterward they were provided with more educational materials which were well detailed and written in a comprehensible language. The educational materials discussed various issues concerning breast cancer screening such as risk factors, screening approaches, the distinction between normal and abnormal breasts, and optimal decisions on breast health (DeSantis et al., 2013). Following participation in this program, the number of women that sought and received mammogram screening increased in the following year where some were diagnosed with breast cancer. From the campaign, it was evident that there need to ensure the ethnically diverse women receive mammogram screening……Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10