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Barriers to Health and Influencing Factors

Analyze the health status of a specific minority group. Select a minority group that is represented in
the United States (examples include: American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American, Black or African
American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.)
In an essay of 750 -1,000 words, compare and contrast the health status of the minority group you have
selected to the national average. Consider the cultural, socioeconomic, and sociopolitical barriers to
health. How do race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and education influence health for the minority
group you have selected? Address the following in your essay:
1. What is the current health status of this minority group?
2. How is health promotion defined by the group?
3. What health disparities exist for this group?
Describe at least one approach using the three levels of health promotion prevention (primary,
secondary, and tertiary) that is likely to be the most effective given the unique needs of the minority
group you have selected. Provide an explanation of why it might be the most effective choice. Cite a
minimum of three references in the paper.
You will find important health information regarding minority groups by exploring the following Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) links:
1. Minority Health: http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/index.html
2. Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations:
http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/populations/remp.html
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the
Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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Success Center.
Rubric Need last column for 100%
5
Excellent
100.00%
L 80.0 %Content 
10.0 % Health Status of Minority
Group
Health status
content is
missing.
The health
status of the
identified
minority group
is compared
and contrasted
with the
national
average, but is
incomplete or
lacking
relevant
information.
References are
The health
status of the
identified
minority group
is compared
and contrasted
in a basic way
with the
national
average.
References are
mostly
appropriate.
Some subject
vague and/or
irrelevant.
Subject
knowledge is
unclear and/or
inconsistent.
knowledge is
evident.
20.0 % Barriers to Health and
Influencing Factors
Barriers to
health and
influencing
factors are
missing.
Identification
of cultural,
socioeconomic,
and
sociopolitical
barriers to
health and
discussion of
race,
ethnicity,
socioeconomic
status, and
education in
relation to the
health of the
minority group
are incomplete
or lack
relevant
information.
References are
vague and/or
irrelevant.
Subject
knowledge is
unclear and/or
inconsistent.
A basic
identification
of most of the
cultural,
socioeconomic,
and
sociopolitical
barriers to
health is
provided. A
discussion of
race,
ethnicity,
socioeconomic
status, and
education in
relation to the
health of the
minority group
is provided in a
basic way.
References are
mostly
appropriate.
Some subject
knowledge is
evident.
20.0 % Diverse Population Diverse
population
content is
missing.
Description of
current health
status,
definition of
health
promotion,
and health
disparities of
the diverse
population is
incomplete or
lacking
A basic
identification
of most of
current health
status,
definition of
health
promotion,
and health
disparities of
the diverse
population is
relevant
information.
References are
vague and/or
irrelevant.
Subject
knowledge is
unclear and/or
inconsistent.
presented.
References are
mostly
appropriate.
Some subject
knowledge is
evident.
30.0 % Health Promotion Approach Health
promotion
approach
content is
missing.
A description
of at least one
approach,
health
promotion
prevention
levels
(primary,
secondary, and
tertiary), and
rationale for
approach is
incomplete or
lacking
relevant
information.
References are
vague and/or
irrelevant.
Subject
knowledge is
unclear and/or
inconsistent.
A basic
description of
at least one
approach is
provided: The
three levels of
health
promotion
prevention
(primary,
secondary, and
tertiary) are
mostly
covered. A
basic rationale
for the
approach
describing why
it is the most
effective for
the needs of
the minority
group is
provided.
References are
mostly
appropriate.
Some subject
knowledge is
evident.
15.0 %Organization and
Effectiveness 
5.0 % Thesis Development and
Purpose
Paper lacks
any discernible
overall
purpose or
organizing
claim.
Thesis and/or
main claim are
insufficiently
developed
and/or vague;
purpose is not
clear.
Thesis and/or
main claim are
apparent and
appropriate to
purpose.
15.0 %Organization and
Effectiveness 
5.0 % Paragraph Development and
Transitions
Some
paragraphs and
transitions may
lack logical
progression of
ideas, unity,
coherence,
and/or
cohesiveness.
Some degree
of organization
is evident.
Paragraphs are
generally
competent,
but ideas may
show some
inconsistency
in organization
and/or in their
relationships
to each other.
15.0 %Organization and
Effectiveness 
5.0 % Mechanics of Writing
(includes spelling, punctuation,
grammar, language use)
Paragraphs and
transitions
consistently
lack unity and
coherence. No
apparent
connections
between
paragraphs are
established.
Transitions are
inappropriate
to purpose and
scope.
Organization is
disjointed.
Surface errors
are pervasive
enough that
they impede
communication
of meaning.
Inappropriate
word choice
and/or
sentence
construction
are used.
5.0 %Format 
2.0 % Paper Format (use of
appropriate style for the major and
assignment)
3.0 % Research Citations (In-text
citations for paraphrasing and
direct quotes, and reference page
Template is
not used
appropriately
or
documentation
format is
rarely followed
correctly.
No reference
page is
included. No
Frequent and
repetitive
mechanical
errors distract
the reader.
Inconsistencies
in language
choice
(register),
sentence
structure,
and/or word
choice are
present.
Template is
used, but some
elements are
missing or
mistaken; lack
of control with
formatting is
apparent.
Reference
page is
present.
Some
mechanical
errors or typos
are present,
but are not
overly
distracting to
the reader.
Correct
sentence
structure and
audience-
appropriate
language are
used.
Template is
used, and
formatting is
correct,
although some
minor errors
may be
present.
Reference
page is
included and
listing and formatting, as
appropriate to assignment)
citations are
used.
Citations are
inconsistently
used. Analysis
does not meet
the required
number of
references (3)
specified in
the
assignment.
lists sources
used in the
paper. Sources
are
appropriately
documented,
although some
errors may be
present.
Analysis meets
the required
number of
references (3)
specified in
the
assignment.
100 % Total Weightage

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