creating a healthy city?

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Assessment 6

  • Creating a Healthy City

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    Develop a 4–5-page healthy-city initiative suitable for implementation by your city.By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:SHOW MORE

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    Government agencies play many roles that impact environmental health. The Assessment 6 Context document provides a brief overview of some of those roles. You may wish to review this document for key concepts and ideas on this topic.

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    Questions to Consider

    To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.For the following questions about disaster preparation, refer to the “Make a Plan” and “Test Your Readiness Quotient” resources linked in the Resources under the Required Resources heading.

    • What kinds of disasters, both natural and man-made, are most likely to occur in your area?
    • How would you be notified of an emergency situation in your community?
    • How many of the Readiness Quotient Test questions would you be able to answer as “Yes”? What steps could you take to achieve 10 out of 10 “Yes” answers?
    • What is your disaster plan?

    For the following questions about your personal impact on environmental health, consider the course as a whole.

    • What will you take away from this course?
    • Have you made any changes in your lifestyle?
    • Will you make any changes based on what you have learned?
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    Required Resources

    The following resources are required to complete the assessment.

    Capella Resources

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    Suggested Resources

    The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.

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  • Assessment Instructions

    The purpose of this assessment is to consider aspects of what makes a healthy city and to integrate your research to provide strategies for individuals and communities to improve environmental health.To begin, suppose you are working with your city planner to develop a healthy city initiative for your city (or a city near you). You are tasked with developing a report that will be presented to your city council.Craft a 4–5-page written document that could be presented to your city council, addressing the following points:

    • What is environmental health?
    • Why is creating a healthy city important to environmental health?
    • What could your city do to become a healthy city?
      • What would be the obstacles to change, and why are they obstacles?
      • What financial issues would have to be considered?
      • How would these changes benefit you, your family, and your community?
    • What could your city do to become better prepared for disasters, both natural and human-made?
    • Why should environmental health be considered an individual concern? Why should it be considered a global concern?
    • What could you or your family do—in your home, your neighborhood, and your workplace—to reduce your personal impact on the environmental health of your city?

    Additional Requirements

    Your document should follow a logical structure and be evidence based. Use the APA Paper Template as a resource for formatting and citations.

    • Written Communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
    • Length: The report should be 4–5 pages in content length. Include a separate title page and a separate references page.
    • Font and Font Size: Times New Roman, 12-point, double-spaced. Use Microsoft Word.
    • APA Formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
    • Number of Resources: You are required to cite a minimum of 2 scholarly resources. You may conduct independent research for resources and references to support your report. Provide a reference list and in-text citations for all of your resources, in APA format. You may cite texts and authors from the Resources.

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