Research a topic related to health
TOPIC: Adolescents with a major depressive episode in the past 12 months (MHMD-4.1)
1. Identify a health problem or need for health promotion for a particular stage in the life span of a population
from a specific culture in your area (this might include age and gender population as well). Choose one of the
Leading Health Indicators(LHI) priorities from Healthy People 2020 (see the Healthy People.gov 2020 Leading
Health Indicators website link in the Assignment section for Unit 2 under “Web Links). Students in a cultural
concentration will use that specific cultural focus to complete this assignment.
2. Research a topic related to health and wellness associated with one of the Healthy People 2020 topic areas.
Students in a cultural concentration will use that specific cultural focus to complete this assignment.
3. Submit your topic to the instructor for approval at least 2 weeks prior to the assignment (during Unit 3) but
earlier if desired. All topics must be approved.
4. You will develop an educational health promotion project addressing the population/culture in your area. For
or example, if you are in the Hispanic concentration, your project might be educational interventions to
address how food choices are related to the high rates of diabetes among Latinos; or, a community project
that addresses the statistic that Hispanics experience new HIV infections at more than twice the rate of whites;
or, finding opportunities to intervene with Puerto Ricans, a Hispanic subculture, who suffer asthma at twice
the rate of the general population (2020 LHI Topic Three: Environmental Quality: (see the Healthy People.gov
2020 Leading Health Indicators website link in the Assignment section for Unit 2 under “Web Links).
5. General expectations
All articles must be from nursing or scholarly journals and should include health promotion and wellness
content. Articles must be published within the last five (5) years. If you are unsure whether the article is
appropriate, ask your instructor. You could lose significant points if the article is not from a scholarly
source and/or appropriate to the topic.
a. Select a minimum of three (3) scholarly nursing or research article (published within the last 5 years) related
to your topic that includes health promotion and wellness content. Students in a cultural concentration will
select at least one article specifically related to the cultural focus for this assignment. You may need to
evaluate several articles before you find appropriate selections. F