|Subject Code and Title||PUBH6006: Community Health and Disease Prevention|
|Assessment||Assessment 2: Group Report - Non-communicable Disease Prevention|
|Learning Outcomes||This assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:|
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 https://student.unsw.edu.au/groupwork 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:
To write this assignment:
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.
PUBH6006: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND DISEASE PREVENTION
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|
|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 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.