Unit 4 Assignment: Sweet Drinks or Marijuana
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Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
Apply epidemiological perspective to an issue in regards to political implications and overall health impact.
Course outcome assessed/addressed in this Assignment:
Explain the importance of epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic, and political discussion of health issues.
In this scenario you have been hired by the President of the United States of America to provide health policy recommendations. Currently there is a great debate about if we should outlaw super sized soft drinks or legalize marijuana. You need to research both options, decide which one you recommend and create a PowerPoint presentation presenting and justifying your recommendation.
The presentation should be visually appealing, geared toward a non-health professional audience and should include the following sections:
A cover slide with your name and presentation title (1 slide)
An overview of both issues from a health perspective including scientifically proven health pros and cons (3u20136 slides)
Specific health information for each issue as it relates to obesity rates (2 slides, one for each topic)
An overview of both issues from an economic perspective (4u20136 slides)
An overview of both issues from an ethical perspective (4u20136 slides)
An overview of both issues from a political perspective (4u20136 slides)
Your recommendation regarding which one to pursue for policy implementation and an explanation why (2u20134 slides)
Each slide should have a clear title indicating the focus of the slide.
Include speaker notes as needed on each slide.
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