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Develop a summary community health profile of a community living in a local authority area in England (SPELTHORNE) using secondary (desktop) data sources

Assessing Population Health – Suggested Essay Outline

This essay has a tight word limit so it will be important to condense and compress information and ideas in short, clear sentences. It will be particularly important to cut out repetition and to prioritise what community health information is presented. This essay will test the ability to identify important information and summarise it accurately.

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Develop a summary community health profile of a community living in a local authority area in England (SPELTHORNE) using secondary (desktop) data sources. Discuss key concepts around Spelthorne community profiling and what the profile suggests are the key health needs of the population in the local authority area.

 (2500 words plus reference list)

Then summarise, analyse, and discuss the community health needs of this community using the area’s two main profiles Public Health England ‘short’ and ‘long’ profiles as the main source of information.

Introduction (100 or so words)

Briefly set out briefly what your essay will be about (what will be discussed in your essay and in what order) e.g. which local authority area, what key definitions you will discuss and what key sources of community health and wellbeing data you have used. Do not summarise the learning outcomes.

 

Background (400 or so words, sources and evidence must be cited)

  • Describe briefly what a community health needs assessment is and why it is used.
  • Describe briefly what a community health profile is and how it relates to community health needs assessment.
  • Describe briefly what monitoring and surveillance is and how it relates to community health needs assessment.

 

 

Community health profile (1100 or so words, sources and evidence must be cited)

Summarise and discuss the two main health profiles from Public Health England (‘short’ and ‘long’ profiles are attached email):

  • Mention that population health indicators (measures) are in four broad categories: demographic, deprivation, determinants and health status.
  • Key demographic characteristics.
  • Key measures of deprivation (inequalities)
  • Key measures of the determinants of health e.g. education, family, neighbourhood (focus on the red indicators first).
  • Key measures of the health status of the community (Focus on the red indicators first).

 

Implications of the findings of the profile (700 or so words, sources and evidence must be cited)

Summarise and discuss:

  • What the profile tells us are the priority public health needs of the community (see bottom of first page of short profile).
  • What the profile tells us about who the vulnerable and disadvantaged groups are (this is likely to be the groups affected by the priority public health needs).
  • Briefly discuss how theories of health need (describe need and Bradshaw’s taxonomy of need) and theories of population trends and transitions (demographic, epidemiological and nutrition transitions) can inform how we interpret a community profile.
  • Briefly, define what community assets as defined by community-based asset development approach (ABCD) is (the ‘what do people have’ their ‘personal skills and knowledge’ model of community and how it is different from focusing on need ‘what is lacking’ model of community) and why this should be added to future community profiles and community health needs assessments.

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion (200 or so words, sources and evidence should be cited if appropriate)

  • A brief conclusion (wrap-up) on the limitations of the profile.
  • From you review of the two main community profiles what other information would you like to know to better understand local health needs.

Do not re-summarise your community profile summary.

 

 


Citing and referencing the two health profiles

Citing and referencing the two health profiles

In the essay

When first cite, if you start with the short health profile:  ....(Public Health in England, PHE, 2020).

When you then cite the long health profile after citing the short health profile as above: .... (PHE, 2021)

When you then cite the short health profile after citing the short health profile as above: ... (PHE, 2020)

So the short health profile is 2020 and the long health profile is 2021.

Cite at the end of the first sentence of a paragraph that discusses indicators from one profile. The reader will assume that the whole paragraph comes from this profile. If you change source in the same paragraph (e.g. discuss the short health profile and then in the middle of the paragraph discuss the long health profile) add a citation at the end of the first sentence where the source changes.

For example: 

Deprivation is scattered/in different places...... (Public Health England, PHE, 2020) ..... The deprivation score is XX compared to the England score of XX (PHE, 2020).

In the above the map fo deprivation is in the short health profile (the 2019 one) and the deprivation score is from the long health profile (2020). Hence the paragraph has two citations.

Reference list

A complete list of references in Cite Them Right Harvard format that are linked to citations that are provided in the main part of the essay. See short guide to referencing.


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