Identify one existing struggle in your community or a community with which you are familiar that can improve health equity e.g. land use a living wage paid sick leave affordable housing mandates toxic clean-ups lead paint removal etc.

communities for improved public health outcomes. This week you will write a 4-6 page paper in APA style designed to apply what you are learning in this course to develop a health activism plan in your own community or a community with which you are very familiar.A key part of working in public health is looking at ways to intervene in our communities for improved public health outcomes. In Module 7 you will write a 4-6 page paper in APA style designed to apply what you are learning in this course to develop a health activism plan in your own community or a community with which you are very familiar. Follow the steps below:
Identify one existing struggle in your community or a community with which you are familiar that can improve health equity e.g. land use a living wage paid sick leave affordable housing mandates toxic clean-ups lead paint removal etc. Who in your community is already working on this issue Consider organizations informal groups/coalitions and even individuals. In what ways could you partner with or contribute to the change effort underway In other words how can you become a partner for change in your community Use local media resources (e.g. newspapers and credible websites) literature from the Excelsior Library and other credible web resources as appropriate to support your approach. If you wanted to contact the local media to convince them to profile this issue from a health equity lens what are the most important facts and resources you would want to provide Be brief and to the point; the media often will not sift through vast amounts of materials. If you were to organize a meeting to brief officials in government agencies about the social determinants of health inequities in your community what two officials would you invite and why
Instructions to Learners Please use the Excelsior Library PBH 647 Research Guide to ensure success on your project. Your paper should be 4-6 double-spaced pages in length. It should be grammar and spell checked. All references and sources must be cited in APA formatting. Please provide an introductory paragraph and a concluding paragraph as well as a separate title page and reference page. Any charts or graphics should be appended to the end of your paper and will not count in the page limits.

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