Competency Discussion

1. Competency Discussion

Discussion Topic

Task: Reply to this topic

For your Competency Discussion, consider the impact of health policy decisions. To better understand public perception of public health practices, interview a friend, family member, or colleague regarding the advantage perceived by state laws or state recommendations on one of the following topics:

· Prevention of childhood obesity through a healthy diet in school meals,

· Adult immunization for COVID-19,

· Required helmet laws for motorcyclists.

Record your observations including a description of your interviewee, such as gender, age, and geographic location. Reflect on whether common concerns you shared with your interviewee. Finally, think about how your interviewee’s age, gender, or geographic location might have an influence on his or her perception of public health practices. To begin this Competency and meet your required engagement, post in the Discussion area a brief description of the topic you selected. Then, describe your interviewee in terms of gender, age, and geographic location. Finally, explain your interviewee’s perspective on public health practices, how that perception might be influenced by his or her age, gender, or geographic location and whether you shared any common concerns with your interviewee.

· 2. Module 2 Pre-Assessment Submission

Assessment Submission

Task: Submit to complete this assessment

Note: Although this formative pre-assessment is not graded, a submission is required before you can advance to your summative assessment.

The Module Pre-Assessment is your opportunity to practice applying module content before submitting the Competency Final Assessment. In the Final Assessment, you will be asked to examine the impact that the policy making process and state legislation has on healthcare. To prepare for your Final Assessment, create a draft for each of the following:

· Part One: State Legalization of Medical Marijuana and the Policy-Making Process

· Part Two: State Laws on Motorcycle Helmet Use

· Part Three: Policies on Mandatory HIV Testing and Counseling

Be sure to review the Final Assessment Instructions for more guidance. Each draft does not need to be the full length of the assessment. Note that you do not have to resubmit your Pre-Assessment to address feedback.

· 3. Module 4 Pre-Assessment Submission

Assessment Submission

Task: Submit to complete this assessment

Note: Although this formative pre-assessment is not graded, a submission is required before you can advance to your summative assessment.

The Module Pre-Assessment is your opportunity to practice applying module content before submitting the final Competency Assessment. In the Final Assessment, you will be asked to examine healthcare policies, advocacy and civic engagement, special interest groups and public policy. To prepare for your Final Assessment, create a draft for each of the following:

· Part Four: Policies on COVID-19

· Part Five: Healthcare Policies: Advocacy and Civic Engagement

· Part Six: Special Interest Groups and Public Policy 

Be sure to review the Final Assessment Instructions for more guidance. Each draft does not need to be the full length of the assessment.  Note that you do not have to resubmit your Pre-Assessment to address feedback.

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