Public Health Issue–Infant Death

I need an explanation for this Health & Medical question to help me study.

As a nation, the U.S. spends trillions of dollars on healthcare–more than twice per person than the average industrialized nation. The major issues and public health concerns that arise are unique to the particular community. Some of the most common issues include infant deaths, environmental and socioeconomic factors in the neighborhoods in which we live, infectious diseases, immigration, genetics and diet, employment-related stressors, and cost of medical care. For this assignment, you will identify an issue that is a public health concern in your community.

To complete this assignment, do the following:

  1. Browse the descriptions of the seven videos in the following video series and identify 2-3 videos that represent issues that your community faces.

    I chose When the Bough Breaks. Here is a brief story of the video. This is prevalent in my community. Link to the video below

The number of infants who die before their first birthday is much higher in the U.S. than in other countries. And, for African Americans, the rate is nearly twice as high than it is for white Americans. Even well-educated Black women have birth outcomes worse than white women who haven’t finished high school. Why is this the case? WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS explores this topic.

  1. View the 2-3 videos that you identified in step 1.
  2. Of the public health issues identified in the videos, select the issue that is most prevalent in your community. This is the issue you will focus on throughout the course project.
  3. In a minimum of 2 pages, do the following:
    1. Identify the video that corresponds to the issue you chose to focus on.
    2. Write a synopsis of what was covered in the video.
    3. Explain why you believe this is an issue in your community and how you believe the issue began.
    4. Brainstorm possible solutions based on what you understand so far about public health policy.

    Grading Rubric- Public Health Issue



    Identified and explained choice for a public health issue that is plaguing student’s community.


    Brainstormed solutions based on understanding of public health.


    Met paper minimum of 2 pages and used APA formatting and proper spelling and grammar.



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