Increase in Teenage Smoking Plan to Decrease Smokers

Discussion 1

Within your community, there has been a large increase in teenage smoking, and community leaders are developing a plan to decrease the incidence of smoking. To help them, you will:

A)Develop a research question to address the problem.
B) Determine what kind of study should be undertaken.
C) Design a study to decrease the incidence of smoking in teenagers.


You need to remember what a research question is first… so start by ensuring you understand what it is and how to develop one. Do a bit of research and determine what a research question is and what makes a good research question. It should be clear and focused, but yet not something that can be answered in a few statements of fact. Truly on of the most important parts of the research process is forming the actual research question. So take time and seek out the best way to develop this question, and although it is already focused on a particular topic, there is still room to complete steps A-C in the discussion. What did you find most interesting about the assignment? Anything new?

Discussion 2

Recently, immunizations have become a major topic in health care at the governmental level. Based on community-level data, you have identified the need to increase immunization rates in the refugee and immigrant population in your community. Whom might you enlist as partners in planning and implementing programs to achieve desired health outcomes at the community level? Why did you select these partners?