Research a historical figure in the public health world, their contribution to public health, and how their work helped shape the public health system that serves the community.
Research a historical figure in the public health world, their contribution to public health, and how their work helped shape the public health system that serves the community. Furthermore, you will be analyzing how their contribution from the past continues to contribute to today’s public health system, and how it might guide future work within the industry. The public health figure for this assignment is W.E.B. DuBois.
Formulate a well thought out analysis with logical transitions as you would a professional paper. Describe your selected person’s biographical background (i.e., experience). TIP: Research the individual’s background. This can include resume elements such as birthdate, location, education, and brief statement of their contribution to public health. (Reminder: biographical information can be easily plagiarized. Please do not copy from your biographical websites. Paraphrase or quote and cite everything according to APA.
Analyze the climate of the time period in terms of political, socioeconomic, environmental, and technological context in which this person worked. TIP: Research the barriers and issue of the time. Think about whether this person was up against resistance or if the work this person did was welcomed.
Examine the personal beliefs of your person that prompted this work. TIP: You are basically addressing the question: “Why did this person get involved with the issue at the time?”
Examine how this individual overcame or confronted any adversities. TIP: Think about how this person overcame the barriers and issues. Questions to consider: What did the person specifically do? Did they have any allies? How did their actions succeed or fail?
Describe the final outcome of this individual’s contribution to community or public health. TIP: Think about the importance of the contribution to community or public health at the time. Think about this question: What occurred as a result of this person’s action?
Explain what the individual’s contribution did for overall community or public health at the time. TIP: Think about this question: What was the purpose for the community or nation?
Explain why this contribution was so important at that particular point in history. TIP: Think about this question: What made this important for our nation?
- Must be four double-spaced pages in length, not including title and references pages, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
- Must include a separate title page. Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper. Must use at least four scholarly, peer-reviewed, or credible sources (one of those may be the course text). Must document any information used from sources in APA style. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style