Creating a Healthy City #6

Hey Robert, I am going to put the scoring guide at the end of the question. I need to score “basic” or higher can’t have nothing in “non-performance” please. I am also putting assessment 6 context at then end of the question.

  • Overview

    Develop a 4–5-page healthy-city initiative suitable for implementation by your city.By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

    • Competency 1: Assess basic environmental health principles, theories, and issues.
      • Define the term environmental health.
      • Assess how healthy cities relate to environmental health.
      • Analyze obstacles for a city in becoming a healthy city.
      • Describe the financial issues involved in creating a healthy city.
      • Analyze how environmental health is an individual concern.
      • Analyze how environmental health is a global concern.
    • Competency 3: Apply personal and professional decisions based upon an understanding of environmental risks.
      • Describe how a city could become prepared for disasters.
      • Assess benefits of developing a healthy city to one’s self, family, and community.
    • Competency 4: Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
      • Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
    Competency Map
    Context
  • Government agencies play many roles that impact environmental health. The Assessment 6 Context document provides a brief overview of some of those roles. You may wish to review this document for key concepts and ideas on this topic.
  • Questions to Consider

    To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.For the following questions about disaster preparation, refer to the “Make a Plan” and “Test Your Readiness Quotient” resources linked in the Resources under the Required Resources heading.

    • What kinds of disasters, both natural and man-made, are most likely to occur in your area?
    • How would you be notified of an emergency situation in your community?
    • How many of the Readiness Quotient Test questions would you be able to answer as “Yes”? What steps could you take to achieve 10 out of 10 “Yes” answers?
    • What is your disaster plan?

    For the following questions about your personal impact on environmental health, consider the course as a whole.

    • What will you take away from this course?
    • Have you made any changes in your lifestyle?
    • Will you make any changes based on what you have learned?
  • Resources

    Click the links provided to view the following resources:

    Internet Resources

    Access the following resources by clicking the links provided. Please note that URLs change frequently. Permissions for the following links have been either granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course publication.

  • Assessment Instructions

    The purpose of this assessment is to consider aspects of what makes a healthy city and to integrate your research to provide strategies for individuals and communities to improve environmental health.To begin, suppose you are working with your city planner to develop a healthy city initiative for your city (or a city near you). You are tasked with developing a report that will be presented to your city council.Craft a 4–5-page written document that could be presented to your city council, addressing the following points:

    • What is environmental health?
    • Why is creating a healthy city important to environmental health?
    • What could your city do to become a healthy city?
      • What would be the obstacles to change, and why are they obstacles?
      • What financial issues would have to be considered?
      • How would these changes benefit you, your family, and your community?
    • What could your city do to become better prepared for disasters, both natural and human-made?
    • Why should environmental health be considered an individual concern? Why should it be considered a global concern?
    • What could you or your family do—in your home, your neighborhood, and your workplace—to reduce your personal impact on the environmental health of your city?

    Additional Requirements

    Your document should follow a logical structure and be evidence based. Use the APA Paper Template as a resource for formatting and citations.

    • Written Communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
    • Length: The report should be 4–5 pages in content length. Include a separate title page and a separate references page.
    • Font and Font Size: Times New Roman, 12-point, double-spaced. Use Microsoft Word.
    • APA Formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
    • Number of Resources: You are required to cite a minimum of 2 scholarly resources. You may conduct independent research for resources and references to support your report. Provide a reference list and in-text citations for all of your resources, in APA format. You may cite texts and authors from the Resources.

    ASSESSMENT 6 CONTEXT

    Government and Environmental Health

    Disasters, both natural and man-made, can greatly affect human health. Government agencies must work together during a disaster to protect the health and safety of the individuals involved. Fire, rescue, police, hospital staff, public health departments, military, and civil defense all have a role to play.Heat waves, drought, hail, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and blizzards are all natural, climatological disasters. Fortunately, technology allows us to predict many of these events, so we can warn citizens and emergency personnel. Geological disasters such as floods, landslides, avalanches, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions can sometimes be predicted, but usually the only available response is evacuation of the region.Man-made disasters include forest fires, industrial accidents, and transportation accidents. In 2007, several disasters caught the media’s attention, including the Minneapolis bridge collapse and the collapse of a coal mine in Utah. These tragedies required the response of a large number of trained professionals from various organizations. Another man-made disaster concern is terrorism. Terrorism is a purposeful disaster carried out to scare or threaten a large group of people. Terrorism includes both domestic and international acts.The state of the environment and its link to human health have gotten a lot of attention in the last few years. Individuals are more aware of how air and water quality, food safety, and disaster preparation are important to maintaining their health and safety.This trend is not just occurring in the United States, but throughout the world. The World Health Organization (2014) has instituted healthy cities initiatives that “address a range of key topics: air quality, climate change, and flooding, food safety, housing, noise, transport, urban planning, waste, and water. Each offers information and support to people working at the local level. Other information and support for local government includes guides to planning and pamphlets for local authorities.”

    Going Green

    Green architecture and green energy and transportation are becoming more popular, as people understand the benefits of these technologies. Homes of the future will likely:

    • Be easier to maintain.
    • Be energy efficient with solar or alternative types of heating and cooling.
    • Use recycled materials and nonpolluting paint.
    • Have heat-efficient windows, low-flow toilets, and a reservoir for rainwater.

    More and more cities are seeing the benefits of green areas and greenways for biking, hiking, and recreation. These changes benefit the health of individuals by providing fresh air, a space for exercise, and an option for commuting without a car. Urban planners are looking more at public transportation, energy conservation, waste treatment, and urban forestry. Downtowns are being redeveloped in many areas, and community gardens and recycling centers are growing.The future holds many opportunities for us to improve environmental health. By making wise personal choices, we can improve environmental health for ourselves and those around us.

    Reference

    World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO). (2014). Healthy cities. Retrieved from http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environme…

  • Creating a Healthy City Scoring Guide

    CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
    Define the term, environmental health. Does not use the term, environmental health. Uses the term, environmental health. Defines the term, environmental health. Evaluates the term, environmental health, and includes opinions and supporting examples.
    Assess how healthy cities relate to environmental health. Does not describe what a healthy city is and what it would look like. Describes what a healthy city is and what it would look like. Assesses how healthy cities relate to environmental health. Assesses how healthy cities relate to environmental health, citing specific examples from research.
    Analyze obstacles for a city in becoming a healthy city. Does not list obstacles for a city in becoming a healthy city. Lists obstacles for a city in becoming a healthy city. Analyzes obstacles for a city in becoming a healthy city. Analyzes obstacles for a city in becoming a healthy city, and suggests solutions.
    Describe the financial issues involved in creating a healthy city. Does not list the financial issues involved in creating a healthy city. Lists the financial issues involved in creating a healthy city. Describes the financial issues involved in creating a healthy city. Evaluates the financial issues involved in creating a healthy city, supported by examples from reputable sources.
    Analyze how environmental health is an individual concern. Does not describe how environmental health is an individual concern. Describes how environmental health is an individual concern. Analyzes how environmental health is an individual concern. Evaluates how environmental health is an individual concern.
    Analyze how environmental health is a global concern. Does not describe how environmental health is a global concern. Describes how environmental health is a global concern. Analyzes how environmental health is a global concern. Evaluates how environmental health is a global concern.
    Describe how a city could become prepared for disasters. Does not list ways a city could become prepared for disasters. Lists ways a city could become prepared for disasters. Describes how a city could become prepared for disasters. Describes how a city could become prepared for disasters, and discusses the long-term impact of its level of preparedness.
    Assess benefits of developing a healthy city to one’s self, family, and community. Does not list benefits of developing a healthy city to one’s self, family, and community. Lists benefits of developing a healthy city to one’s self, family, and community. Assesses benefits of developing a healthy city to one’s self, family, and community. Assesses and evaluates benefits of developing a healthy city to one’s self, family, and community.
    Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Does not write in support a central idea in appropriate format. Does not use correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes in support of an idea with consistent format, but includes major errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writes coherently, using evidence to support a central idea in a consistently appropriate format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.

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