Overview You are working as a public health professional and you are asked by a community to better understand what is happening with the health of the population. Your task is to first understand what is going on, next is to look at it through the lens of the social-ecological model, and lastly to apply two models we have discussed in class to the overall problem. How you will do this You will complete this project by writing a paper, which is in APA format. You will need to include a cover page and citations within your paper, all of which needs to be in APA style.
□ You need to first explain what’s happening in your town/city (needs to be a real place) o How many people live there? o Who lives there? o Some current issues? □ What is happening? (Needs to be an actual health problem occurring in the town) o What health topic are you focusing on? o How big of an issue is it in this town? □ Explain the contributing factors to this issue using the ecological model as a framework o Each level should first be described, then you can discuss what is happening within the town that both prevents and/or promotes this behavior. o Be sure you are citing the facts that you use to supports what is happening at each level. □ Explain the health belief model o Be sure to include an overview of each construct and cite peer-reviewed articles about the application of this model to the problem in your place and population. □ Explain the TRA/TPB Be sure to include an overview of each construct and cite peer-reviewed articles about the application of this model to the problem in your place and population.