Describe the      four common causes of chronic diseases.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2016, February). Chronic disease overview. Retrieved on 9/1/16 from http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/index.htm

Mayo Clinic. (2016). Infectious diseases. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infectious-diseases/home/ovc-20168649

Stanbury, M., Anderson, H., Blackmore, C., Fagliano, J., Heumann, M., Kass, D., & McGeehin, M. (2012). Functions of environmental epidemiology and surveillance in state health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 18 (18), 453-460. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22836537

Optional Reading

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2016, February). Chronic disease overview. Retrieved on 9/1/16 from http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/index.htm

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2009). The power of prevention – Chronic health disease . . . the public health challenge of the 21st century. CDC. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/pdf/2009-power-of-prevention.pdf

Materials Used in This Module

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). E-learning course – Introduction to prevention effectiveness. Accessed from https://www.cdc.gov/publichealth101/e-learning/prevention-effectiveness/.

Homework Assignment

Before you begin this assignment, read through the Home page and the required readings.  Specifically, view the E-learning course – Introduction to prevention effectiveness video.

In this SLP assignment, write a paper in which you do the following:

  • Describe the      four common causes of chronic diseases.
  • Discuss the key      components of prevention effectiveness studies that were covered in the Introduction      to prevention effectiveness video.
  • Discuss      effective preventive efforts for diabetes that must occur to yield health      benefits.

Be sure to support your essay with evidence from the literature.

Length: 2-3 pages, excluding title page and references.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment rubric that is linked within the course. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.

Your work should also follow these Assignment Expectations.

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