Select a public health program that is working toward reducing a health disease such as diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, or asthma. Based on your selection, respond to the questions below.
- Explain the historical need for the program, the theoretical background on which the program is designed, the services offered (in brief), and the significance of the program in a brief introduction.
- Describe the disease and include data on current incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates and projections for the next five years. Address interventions and treatment options to change the status quo of this epidemic. Present the data in a tabular or graphical form.
- Compare and contrast how this disease is affecting different racial and ethnic groups. On the basis of your calculations, what information can you conclude?
- Identify the resources needed to treat this disease, including facilities, equipment, pharmaceuticals, research, funding, and healthcare professionals and estimate the resources needed over the next five years. Explain the estimates.