Directions for Health Issues

Directions for Health Issues “Fact Sheet” – a (short) Research Paper

There are many topics of concern in health and health education today. Information expands and at incredible rate and it’s impossible to include all important issues in this one-unit course. For this assignment, follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1: Choose a topic – any current issue that relates to health. Here is a partial list of ideas

  • Sleep deprivation
  • Eating disorders (Obesity, or Anorexia, or Bulimia nervosa)
  • Drug use (Alcoholism in children ages 12-18 OR Tobacco use (smoking or chewing) in children ages 12 – 18)
  • Depression or social anxiety
  • Mental health disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar, OCD…)
  • Cancer, Zika, West Nile virus, hepatitis, STDs…

Step 2: Investigate your selected topic. Find at least 3 resources. While you may read a Wiki and use links attached to it, do NOT stop there and reference a Wiki in your final paper!

Step 3: Write a one-page “Fact Sheet” about your topic. This should be something that you could share at a school staff meeting OR with a concerned parent during a teacher/parent conference. You will have a second page, a “Work Cited” page, with the 3+ resources you used to write your “Fact Sheet” – listed in MLA format. If you don’t know how to use MLA, find an online resource for creating this such as “” All papers are to be typed in Times New Roman, size 12 font (just like this direction page) and single-spaced. Your report outline should look like this:

  • Introduction (identify your topic, define it, tell ready why it’s important to know about it)