You have been hired as a Deputy Secretary of Health of your home state or the state of your choosing. The topic of healthcare is mentioned in national news on an almost weekly basis. Given the upcoming gubernatorial election, the governor has asked the health commissioner to provide a summary of the stateâ€™s health status. The Secretary has tasked you to develop the analysis.
Go to the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps website (http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/) and complete the following the steps:
- Access the Rankings for your home state or the state of your choosing.
- View the maps for health outcomes and health factors for the most recent year available, and compare the two. Which counties rank first and last in the state?
- Use the â€œCompare Countiesâ€ feature to examine your home county with another (it can be either the first, last or another of your choosing). Describe how your home county compares to the state as a whole.
- Go to the Action Center and explore the sections there. Based on the Governorâ€™s elections concerns, you believe you may be assigned to write a community health improvement plan. Identify two issues that are important in your county and select two activities that you think could help improve them. Explain your rationale.
This summary should consist of 3-5 pages (not including title page and references) and conform to APA style.