Case study of social determinants
For this assignment, you will perform a case study on the social
determinants in the specific community you chose in Unit I.
First, research the determinants of health that affect the community, and
give an overview of the determinants of health that you identify. Provide data
to support the community health needs that exist.
Next, pick one determinant of health that is of particular interest to you.
You are encouraged to step out of your comfort zone and take a look at all
determinants of health, not just ones that are considered common or seen in
most areas across the United States. Try to identify a determinant of health
that is indigenous to the community or one that has a unique impact on the
Fully discuss all aspects of the determinant of health that you chose,
including its history and/or development over time and its specific impact on
the community. Use data or examples to illustrate your findings. You should
present an insightful and thorough analysis with strong arguments and
Finally, discuss a new community health program you can develop as a
community health worker to positively affect the local determinant of health.
Explain the expected outcomes and effects on the community.
Your case study will be a minimum of three pages, not counting the title and
reference pages. You must use at least three scholarly sources, one of which
may be your textbook. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and
quoted material must have accompanying citations. Your case study, including
all references, will be formatted in APA style.