Culturally Competent Communication

There are many news items published every day that relate to infectious disease, including updates on infectious disease incidence and prevalence, newly emerging or resurging disease outbreaks, scientific breakthroughs, and research study findings. When communicating information about infectious disease, it is important to consider culture and the appropriate strategies for engaging and communicating with diverse populations. 

In this Assignment, you will a find a current news item on an infectious disease topic and prepare a paper describing the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health information about the risks associated with the infectious agent in the selected news item, and a strategy to communicate the risk of the infectious agent to a specific cultural group.

By Day 7 of Week 9

Submit your Assignment that includes the following:

Find a news item published in the last 30 days that interests you and that relates to the public health burden of infectious disease. Research the pathophysiology and epidemiology of the infectious disease and a population that may be disproportionally impacted by this disease. Prepare a 4 to 5 page paper that includes the following:

An APA style title page, including your name, date, course and section, and title

APA style headings for each section below

Describe the cause of the infectious disease that is in the news item you chose (identify the organism, route of infection, host or environment, person to person transmission, vectors, etc)

Describe the health risk from this infectious disease (morbidity, mortality, outcomes) and how it may be prevented

Describe the overall importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content. Support your answer

Choose a specific cultural group that may be disproportionally impacted by this disease and explain what you believe is the most effective way to communicate risk and prevention information related to the organism and provide examples

Describe how you would assure that your selected communication strategy is demonstrating appropriate cultural competence for this population

Cite the sources within your text in APA style

Include an APA formatted reference list at the end of your paper.

Note: The title page and References page do not count towards the paper’s page requirement.

Your Instructor uses the Module 5 Assignment Rubric to grade this Assignment.

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Does Not MeetExpectations Meets Expectations Very Good Outstanding

Description of the cause of the infectious disease that is in the news item you chose (identify the organism, route of infection, host or environment, person to person transmission, vectors, etc.)

0 (0%) – 15 (12.5%) Missing, unoriginal, or did not adequately describe the cause of the infectious disease that is in the news item you chose

16 (13.33%) – 17 (14.17%) Adequate and supported description of the cause of the infectious disease that is in the news item you chose, but with infrequent and minor issues

18 (15%) – 18 (15%) Generally thorough and well organized and supported description of the cause of the infectious disease that is in the news item you chose, with minimal concerns

19 (15.83%) – 20 (16.67%) Fully developed and supported, insightful, and scholarly description of the cause of the infectious disease that is in the news item you chose

Description of the health risk from this infectious disease (morbidity, mortality, outcomes) and how it may be prevented

0 (0%) – 15 (12.5%) Missing, unoriginal, or did not adequately describe the health risk from this infectious disease (morbidity, mortality, outcomes) and how it may be

16 (13.33%) – 17 (14.17%) Adequate and supported description of the health risk from this infectious disease (morbidity, mortality, outcomes) and how it may be prevented, but

18 (15%) – 18 (15%) Generally thorough and well organized and supported description of the health risk from this infectious disease (morbidity, mortality, outcomes) and

19 (15.83%) – 20 (16.67%) Fully developed and supported, insightful, and scholarly description of the health risk from this infectious disease (morbidity, mortality, outcomes) and

Name: PUBH_6128_Module5_Assignment_Rubric

Description: PUBH 6128D Module 5 Assignment Rubric Criteria: Adherence to Assignment Expectations (see course for details)

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prevented with infrequent and minor issues

how it may be prevented, with minimal concerns

how it may be prevented

Description of the overall importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content

0 (0%) – 11 (9.17%) Missing, unoriginal, or did not adequately describe the overall importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content

12 (10%) – 12 (10%) Adequate and supported description of the overall importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content, but with infrequent and minor issues

13 (10.83%) – 13 (10.83%) Generally thorough and well organized and supported description of the overall importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content, with minimal concerns

14 (11.67%) – 15 (12.5%) Fully developed and supported, insightful, and scholarly description of the overall importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content

Description of a specific cultural group that may be disproportionally impacted by this disease and explanation of what you believe is the most effective way to communicate risk and prevention information related to the organism including examples

0 (0%) – 15 (12.5%) Missing, unoriginal, or did not adequately describe a specific cultural group that may be disproportionally impacted by this disease and explanation of what you believe is the most effective way to communicate risk and prevention information related to the organism including

16 (13.33%) – 17 (14.17%) Adequate and supported description of a specific cultural group that may be disproportionally impacted by this disease and explanation of what you believe is the most effective way to communicate risk and prevention information related to the organism including examples, but with infrequent

18 (15%) – 18 (15%) Generally thorough and well organized and supported description of a specific cultural group that may be disproportionally impacted by this disease and explanation of what you believe is the most effective way to communicate risk and prevention information related to the organism including

19 (15.83%) – 20 (16.67%) Fully developed and supported, insightful, and scholarly description of a specific cultural group that may be disproportionally impacted by this disease and explanation of what you believe is the most effective way to communicate risk and prevention information related to the organism including

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examples and minor issues

examples, with minimal concerns

examples

Description of how you would assure that your selected communication strategy is demonstrating appropriate cultural competence for this population

0 (0%) – 15 (12.5%) Missing, unoriginal, or did not adequately describe how you would assure that your selected communication strategy is demonstrating appropriate cultural competence for this population

16 (13.33%) – 17 (14.17%) Adequate and supported description of how you would assure that your selected communication strategy is demonstrating appropriate cultural competence for this population, but with infrequent and minor issues

18 (15%) – 18 (15%) Generally thorough and well organized and supported description of how you would assure that your selected communication strategy is demonstrating appropriate cultural competence for this population, with minimal concerns

19 (15.83%) – 20 (16.67%) Fully developed and supported, insightful, and scholarly description of how you would assure that your selected communication strategy is demonstrating appropriate cultural competence for this population

Written Communication: Extent to which writing, title page, and reference list is professional, appropriate, clear, properly formatted, grammatically and structurally correct, synthesized, supported, and scholarly

0 (0%) – 19 (15.83%) Writing does not meet basic expectations for a paper (e.g. clarity, tone, organization, grammar, spelling, punctuation, format, source citation, references, synthesis of source material, insufficient originality, etc.).

20 (16.67%) – 22 (18.33%) Adequately meets writing expectations for a paper, but with infrequent and minor issues

23 (19.17%) – 23 (19.17%) Writing is generally sound, structurally and grammatically correct, and properly formatted, with minimal concerns. Synthesis is demonstrated and ideas are supported without reliance on quoting.

24 (20%) – 25 (20.83%) Writing is fully developed, exceptionally well organized, synthesized, supported, scholarly, and free of writing errors. Concepts are connected throughout paper with appropriate transitions and multiple appropriate resources and examples.

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Total Points: 120

Name: PUBH_6128_Module5_Assignment_Rubric

Description: PUBH 6128D Module 5 Assignment Rubric Criteria: Adherence to Assignment Expectations (see course for details)

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Resources

https://www.nih.gov/institutes-nih/nih-office-director/office-communications-public-liaison/clear-communication/cultural-respect
https://www.hrsa.gov/about/organization/bureaus/ohe/health-literacy/culture-language-and-health-literacy
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/oet/index.html
https://acl.gov/programs/strengthening-aging-and-disability-networks/diversity-and-cultural-competency

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