Essay/homework UMUC: Healthy People 2020 covers considerable public health topics

Discussion 1: Healthy People 2020 covers considerable public health topics of concern to

health and healthcare policy matters. For this weeks’ discussion, students should utilize one of

UMUC’s library of scholarly sources (i.e. journals) and select a public health or health care

concern addressed in HP 2020’s list of topics and write two paragraphs on the following:

1) Identify an HP2020 objective

2) Background information about the extent of the problem. You may include health statistics

3) Cite the journal article you used in APA format

Application

Discussion 2: Using the problem you selected above, determine if the topic selected has been

addressed through public policy efforts. In one paragraph, describe the following:

1) Identify where the issue falls in the policymaking cycle

2) Conduct policy research on your selected issue using UMUC’s library resources. Briefly

discuss in what ways public policy addressed this issue (i.e. policy proposed, a policy

implemented, etc.

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