PUBH6006 Non-communicable Disease Prevention: Assessment 2 Answer

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Subject Code and TitlePUBH6006: Community Health and Disease Prevention
AssessmentAssessment 2: Group Report - Non-communicable Disease Prevention
Length2,000 words
Learning OutcomesThis assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:
  1. Analyse theoretical frameworks and models used in public health and health promotion
  2. Apply theoretical frameworks to develop effective health promotion interventions


In this Assignment, you will collaborate with your peers and develop a strategy with the  aim  of  preventing obesity in children and youth in a community setting (see the reading  by  Flynn et  al.,  2006 and by Patton et al., 2009, to help your thinking on this issue).

Over the next three Modules  (3, 4, and 5), you will be completing a Group Assignment, which you will do  in collaboration with three other students in your class. You may find the tips for group work described at helpful. Only one 2,000-word Assignment should be submitted through Turnitin (i.e., each group submits one Assignment to which all members of the group have contributed).

Note: To prevent social loafing, groups experiencing problems with the  level  of  commitment  of  individual members are required to contact their course facilitator in the first instance. If problems persist, the group leader should submit a Peer Evaluation Form (available on Blackboard). Marks  may  be deducted for individual members who do not live up to the expectations of the other group members.

Once you know the group you are in, work out the best way to communicate with your peers for the development of the Assignment (e.g., through Skype, telephone, and/or email or other method).

To prepare for this assignment:

  1. What intervention/s would you like to run? Your choices should be supported by the published literature. For how long will the intervention run?
  2. Who needs to be involved? Who are the stakeholders that you will need to make this intervention successful?
  3. What would each of those people have to do? Who would be responsible for which project tasks (ie leadership, development or delivery of educational material, managing the budget and finances)?
  4. How much will the required resources cost? This can just be an estimate of the costs that will be involved. If you need to hire staff, estimate the amount of their time that you need (ie hours/days per week) and how much their salary would cost. Don’t forget consumables like paper for printing, and envelopes and stamps if needed. This is your estimated budget.

To write this assignment:

  1. Briefly explain your intervention, and any research evidence that supports this as a good intervention.
  2. Explain how your intervention addresses primary, secondary, and/or tertiary prevention as a health promotion strategy.
  3. Explain the different phases of your strategy: planning, community engagement, implementation, management, evaluation and recommendations.
  4. Use subheadings to describe what you will do at each of these stages.
  5. Where does each phase fit into your timelines?
  6. Who needs to be involved in each phase, and what would they need to do?
  7. Include your list of costs and estimated budget.
  8. Conclude with recommendations about preventing obesity in children and youth.

The output will be a 2000-word paper that utilises your combined professional judgement and the evidence provided in the Learning Resources on Modules 3, 4, and 5 to design an obesity prevention strategy.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the different stages of program planning, implementation and evaluation for NCD health programs. (20%)
  • Critical reasoning skills in developing recommendations for childhood obesity as an existing community health problem. (30%)
  • Demonstrates critical analysis skills in developing recommendations for childhood obesity as an existing community health problem. (30%)
  • General assessment criteria (20%):
    • Provides a lucid introduction
    • Shows a sophisticated understanding of the key issues
    • Shows ability to interpret relevant information and literature in relation to chosen topic
    • Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts
    • Shows evidence of reading beyond the required readings
    • Justifies any conclusions reached with well-formed arguments and not merely assertions
    • Provides a conclusion or summary
    • Correctly uses academic writing, presentation and grammar:
      • Complies with academic standards of legibility, referencing and bibliographical details (including reference list)
      • Writes clearly, with accurate spelling and grammar as well as proper sentence and paragraph construction
      • Uses appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research
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Answer :


3.0 Phases of strategy


Planning for the intervention is undertaken by drafting an initial and fundamental plan, including various stakeholders such as the teachers at the primary institutions, NGOs, dieticians, physical trainers and more. Additionally, all aspects for addressing obesity among the children are taken into account in this regard. Planning of the intervention is considered as Phase 2, after the identification of the critical issues, from Week 5 to Week 10 for a total of 24 weeks for the management and implementation of the intervention.

Phases of intervention
Phase 1: Identification of key issues (Related to childhood obesity)

Phase 2: Planning for intervention     

Cost estimate 

Phase 3: Community engagement planning and implementation     

Phase 4: Final implementation of intervention     

Phase 5: Management of intervention

Phase 6: Evaluation 

Phase 7: Recommendations      

Figure 1: Timeframe/ Gantt chart

(Source: Author’s creation)

Community engagement

 Community engagement is Phase 3 of the intervention, which involves the intervention to be introduced to the community members from Week 11 to Week 16. The parents, the teachers and the children (the people involved) are all made aware of the key issues identified and the plan to address the challenges regarding childhood obesity. Furthermore, the key steps to be taken, such as integrating physical training and formulating diet charts as per the requirements of the children are undertaken (Blake-Lamb et al. 2016). 


Week 15 to Week 18 is estimated to be the timeframe for implementation of the intervention. It involves the active participation of the children and their parents for supporting the initiative undertaken by the organisations. The plans are executed as per the design and activity chart.


The management of the intervention after implementation is done from Week 17 to Week 20. It involves overseeing the effective and appropriate implementation of the intervention. Furthermore, it is observed whether compliance with the intervention policies of making diet plans and undertaking vigorous physical training is managed (Brown et al. 2015). 


The effectiveness of the intervention is assessed on the basis of the impact that it has on the health of the children and whether the activities within the intervention are competent enough to reduce obesity among children. Week 19 to Week 22 is dedicated to the evaluation of the intervention and focusing potential ideas and implications which may further prove beneficial and may aid in avoiding or addressing certain activities which do not yield positive results (Williams et al. 2015).


Constant monitoring of the process and documentation is imperative in this regard, as this intervention is relative to several types of research conducted on childhood obesity and its mitigation. Weekly assessments may be conducted to identify the improvements occurring to the children. The opinions of the children as well their families, are to be taken into account for further improvisations. Weeks 23 and 24 are allocated for the recommendations after the final evaluation of the intervention and encourage the opinions of the families, teachers, dieticians and physical trainers.