The student shall pick a topic dealing with an issue or problem in health care delivery or public health. The paper should be an evidenced based analysis of a policy initiative, program, or proposed intervention, not simply a description of the public health or health care problem. Students should apply critical thinking based on strong evidence from the literature, making sure to cite publications that support or contradict the implementation of the policy, program or intervention on a larger scale or in other settings (if it currently exists). Papers should reflect originality of analysis and thought by the student (paraphrasing of cited articles is not sufficient). A topic that is closely related to a paper submitted in another class requires the submission of the original paper to the Instructor.
The best paper would select a topic on which there is some published evidence, but the policy, program, or intervention is still under scientific debate. Some examples of potential topics are listed below. Some of these types of policies, programs, or interventions have been evaluated in a smaller or local settings, and now are being considered for wider dissemination or implementation.
official rubric and paper background is included in files. example of the paper needed is also included in the files