Requirements*: The review committee has included the health condition or public health issue you previously recommended (in Assignment 1) as an Australian National Health Priority Area. They are now requesting evidence about how this health condition or issue can be prevented.
In assignment 1, I talk about Cardiovascular disease as the health condition.
Choose two examples of interventions designed to prevent this health condition/issue or its risk factors or consequences. At least one of these interventions should be a population-based or a health promotion intervention, not a clinical or medical intervention. Interventions may include, but are not limited to, media campaigns, policies, education programs, behaviour change programs, changes to services, legislation, etc.
Your report should include:
A brief introduction of the health condition/issue (or related risk factor or consequence) to be prevented. This only needs to be a few sentences explaining why this condition is a priority that needs to be prevented. You can summarise information from Assignment 1 for this section.
A description of each intervention that explains The content of the intervention.
The level of prevention (primary, secondary, tertiary) targeted by the intervention.
The Ottawa Charter action area(s) that the intervention is focused on.
Whether the intervention is for the whole population (universal) or a specific subgroup of the population (targeted).
How the intervention focuses (or does not focus) on the social determinants of health. Here you could think about whether all groups in the population are able to participate in the intervention, or are equally affected by the intervention.
Evidence of whether the interventions have been effective at preventing the health condition/issue or its risk factors or consequences.
This may include details of any impact, process or outcome evaluations that have been conducted, or any studies such as randomised controlled trials that provide evidence that the intervention is effective (or not effective).
If no evidence of effectiveness of the intervention exists, explain how you would evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention.
A reference list of all data and information sources cited in the report. References should include government reports and journal articles, rather than only websites.
Write this assignment in report format, using headings and paragraphs. The report should look professional, and easy to read, as your audience is high-level government staff, but you are welcome to be creative in the presentation and style.
Figures and tables can be used to summarise information. These should be labelled and referred to in the text. Figures and tables that have already been published elsewhere can be used in your report, but be sure to reference these appropriately.