Neighborhood Environmental Risk Assessment


This assignment consists of two components: a neighborhood environmental risk assessment and a targeted audiovisual presentation of the risk assessment results and recommendations to government officials and other stakeholders.


· Use public health data to conduct an environmental safety risk assessment based on your neighborhood or other familiar community.

· Assess risks to the various populations within your community to develop a comprehensive risk assessment.

· Based on the results of the risk assessment, determine whether enforcement or revision of a public health policy is the better course of action to protect and improve the health of the community at large.

· Include recommendations to mitigate the identified health risks.

· Record a presentation of your findings for a targeted governmental decision-making body including the mayor, city council members, and other community leaders as well as public health professionals.

Refer to the helpful links in Resources as you prepare your assignment.

To complete this assignment successfully, you will:

· Use public health data to assess community risk level based on environmental health concepts.

· Compare and contrast the effects of environmental health policies on two socioeconomic populations in the community.

· Propose an evidence-based strategy to address environmental health risks identified in the community.

· Recommend action steps to improve outcomes related to political, social, or economic policies and programs affecting the health of the community.

· Communicate effectively in a recorded presentation following the conventions and expectations of a professional public health audience.

Additional Requirements

· Communication: Original work and critical thinking are required regarding your assessment and scholarly writing. Your writing must be free of errors that detract from the overall message.

· Media presentation: 5–10 minute presentation with sufficient slides to capture all talking points. Include detailed presenter’s notes.

· Resources: At least three scholarly resources other than assigned readings. Include a references slide at the end of the presentation.

· APA guidelines: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and format. Where appropriate, use APA-formatted headings.

· Font and font size: Appropriate size and weight for PowerPoint presentation, generally 24–28 points for headings and no smaller than 18 points for bullet-point text.

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