Week 5 Online
Database or Online Query-Based Report assignment
Select a database from NCHS or complete a query using CDC
Select a specific health concern or injury using the
population of your choice. Be sure not to limit your query so you have enough
data to evaluate, and include a substantial time frame so you are able to
Submit a 750-1,000 word report that provides an overview the
database or query results. The report should consist of a demographic
description of the chosen population including a review of noticeable trends in
morbidity and/or mortality by race, gender, and geographic location where
Based on the results and possible trends, present the
implications for public health intervention or involvement.
In your report, include considerations of basic ethical and
legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use, and
dissemination of epidemiologic data. As Chapter 13 of the text describes, focus
on privacy and security issues surrounding protected health information and how
HIPAA protects the confidentiality of the patient. Consider the ethical
implications of whether public health organizations have too much latitude in
the use and dissemination of epidemiologic data.
Use examples and evidence to support your report.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.