Public health is critical in the community




Your scholarly voice is also your professional voice and it may change depending on your audience. As a health professional you will engage in issues and topics of interest with various colleagues. How you communicate with these colleagues will differ depending upon the nature and purpose of the interaction.

For this Assignment, envision yourself as a future leader in the health field. Consider how you would introduce to different audiences the issue you selected in Week 1.

The Assignment (3 pages)

Select one scenario from the list below.

Note: You will introduce the same issue you selected in Week 1 to complete the assignment.

  • An introduction to an academic journal article

Note: You will introduce the same issue you selected in Week 1 to complete the assignment.

Public health is critical in the community and in determining how people live in the community. One of the issues that I am interested in is people’s lifestyles. Lifestyle is very critical in determining people’s health in terms of immunity and also obesity issues. Obesity is a leading cause of deaths in the United States (Greenberg, 2013). Lifestyle involves how people exercise in the community and their way of feeding. I am mainly concerned due to the increased obesity in the community, and there is a need to address the lifestyle to reduce chronic diseases. I am motivated to ensure that people live healthy lives while taking the best diet that is beneficial to their health. Statistics indicate that obesity is one of the growing health issues in the United States and catalyzes chronic diseases. Lifestyle is an issue related to public health because it determines the health in the community. I am specifically targeting to ensure people are in a position to live healthy in the community for my assigned community. It will help to promote population-focused health that focuses on the community as a whole.


Greenberg, J. A. (2013). Obesity and early mortality in the United States. Obesity, 21(2), 405-412. doi:10.1002/oby.20023

Zimmerman, D. L. (n.d.). Overview and framework of person-focused health care management. Person-Focused Health Care Management. doi:10.1891/9780826194367.0001

  • A written memo to the employees at work
  • Letter to community agency, organization, or key stakeholder in the issue

Using your scholarly voice, introduce an issue or topic in your health field and write what you would say.

Note: Expand on your insights utilizing the Learning Resources.