HIV AMONG ADOLESCENTS

Purpose
This assignment allows the learner to apply knowledge gained about health promotion concepts and strategies,
enhance written communication skills, and demonstrate a beginning understanding of cultural competency.
Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
1. Discuss the professional nurse’s role in health promotion activities. (PO 1 and 2)
3. Discuss health promotion, illness prevention, health maintenance, health restoration, and rehabilitation in
relation to the nurse’s role in working with various populations. (PO 1, 2, and 8)
7. Identify health promotion strategies throughout the life span. (PO 1, 2, and 4)
Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies
to this assignment.
Total points possible: 100 points
Preparing the assignment
Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.
1) Identify a health problem or need for health promotion for a particular stage in the life span of a population
from a specific culture in your area.
2) Choose one of the Leading Health Indicators (LHI) priorities from Healthy People 2020:
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/Leading-Health-Indicators
3) Research a topic related to health and wellness associated with one of the Healthy People 2020 topic areas.
4) Submit your topic to the instructor for approval at least 2 weeks prior to the final assignment due date, but
earlier if desired. All topics must be approved.
5) You will develop an educational health promotion project addressing the population/culture in your area.
6) Use TurnItIn in time to make any edits that might be necessary based on the Similarity Index prior to submitting
your paper to your faculty. Consult with your faculty about the acceptable Similarity Index for this paper.
7) For writing assistance (APA, formatting, or grammar) visit the Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers at
CU page in the online library.
8) Include the following sections (detailed criteria listed below and in the Grading Rubric).
a. Introduction and Conclusion- 15 points/15%
• Introduction establishes the purpose of the paper and describes why topic is important to health promotion
in the target population in your area.
• Introduction stimulates the reader’s interest.
• Conclusion includes the main ideas from the body of the paper.
• Conclusion includes the major support points from the body of the paper.
b. Relate Topic to Target Population- 25 points/25%
• Describes the topic and target cultural population.
• Includes statistics to support significance of the topic.
• Explains how the project relates to the selected Healthy People 2020 topic area.
• Applies health promotion concepts.
c. Summary of Articles- 25 points/25%
• A minimum of three (3) scholarly articles, from the last 5 years, are used as sources.
• Articles meet criteria of being from scholarly journals and include health promotion and wellness content.
• At least one article is related to the chosen cultural group.
• Summaries all key points and findings from the articles.
• Includes statistics to support significance of the topic.

Criteria are met when the student’s application of knowledge within the paper demonstrates achievement of the outcomes for this assignment.
Assignment Section and
Required Criteria
(Points possible/% of total points available)
Highest Level of
Performance
High Level of
Performance
Satisfactory
Level of
Performance
Unsatisfactory
Level of
Performance
Section not
present in
paper
Introduction and Conclusion
(15 points/15%) 15 points 13 points 12 points 8 points 0 points
Required criteria
1. Introduction establishes the purpose of the paper
and describes why topic is important to health
promotion in the target population in your area.
2. Introduction stimulates the reader’s interest.
3. Conclusion includes the main ideas from the body of
the paper.
4. Conclusion includes the major support points from
the body of the paper.
Includes no fewer
than 4 requirements
for section.
Includes no fewer
than 3 requirements
for section.
Includes no fewer
than 2 requirements
for section.
Includes 1 or fewer
requirements for
section.
No requirements
for this section
presented.
Relate Topic to Target Population
(25 points/25%) 25 points 20 points 15 points 10 points 0 points
Required criteria
1. Describes the topic and target cultural population.
2. Includes statistics to support significance of the
topic.
3. Explains how the project relates to the selected
Healthy People 2020 topic area.
4. Applies health promotion concepts.
Includes no fewer
than 4 requirements
for section.
Includes no fewer
than 3 requirements
for section.
Includes no less
than 2 requirements
for section.
Includes 1 or fewer
requirements for
section.
No requirements
for this section
presented.
Summary of Articles
(25 points/25%) 25 points 23 points 21 points 10 points 0 points
Required criteria
1. A minimum of three (3) scholarly articles, from the
last 5 years, are used as sources.
2. Articles meet criteria of being from scholarly
journals and include health promotion and wellness
content.
3. At least one article is related to the chosen cultural
Includes no fewer
than 6 requirements
for section.
Includes no fewer
than 5 requirements
for section.
Includes no fewer
than 4 requirements
for section.
Includes 1-3
requirements for
section.
No requirements
for this section
.
4. Summaries all key points and findings from the
articles.
5. Includes statistics to support significance of the
topic.
6. Discusses how information from the articles is used
in the Health Promotion Project, including specific
examples.
Health Promotion Discussion
(25 points/25%) 25 points 23 points 21 points 10 points 0 points
Required criteria
1. Describes approaches to educate the target
population about the topic.
2. The approaches are appropriate for the cultural
target population.
3. Identifies specific ways to promote lifestyle changes
within the target population.
4. Applies health promotion strategies.
Includes no fewer
than 4 requirements
for section.
Includes no fewer
than 3 requirements
for section.
Includes no fewer
than 2 requirements
for section.
Includes 1 or fewer
requirement for
section.
No requirements
for this section
presented.
APA Style and Organization
(10 points/10%) 10 points 9 points 8 points 4 points 0 points
Required criteria
1. TurnItIn is used prior to submitting paper for
grading.
2. Revisions are made based on TurnItIn originality
report.
3. References are submitted with assignment.
4. Uses appropriate APA format (6th ed.) and is free of
errors.
5. Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.
6. Paper is 3-4 pages, excluding title and reference
pages.
7. Information is organized around required
components and flows in a logical sequence.
Includes no fewer
than 7 requirements
for section.
Includes no fewer
than 6 requirements
for section.
Includes no fewer
than 5 requirements
for section.
Includes 1-4
requirements for
section.
No requirements
for this section
presented. Total points 100.

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