double-spaced using a 12-point font with 1-inch margins on all sides. Each paper

double-spaced using a 12-point font with 1-inch margins on all sides. Each paper will contain a cover page and a manuscript of no more than 12 pages, excluding title page, references, and appendices, if applicable. In-text citations and references should be formatted in accordance with either AMA or APA style guidelines; you may choose between AMA (11th edition) or APA style (7th edition), but use your chosen style consistently throughout the paper (in-text citations) and in the reference section. The cover page must list the following: the title of the paper, name of the author, date of submission, course information (PUBH 6007.2U[section #], professor), and a notation of your chosen reference style (i.e., Reference Style: [APA] or [AMA]). Your paper must include the following sections, each with the major headings as noted in bold/underline below and in the order specified. You can include subheadings as you see fit.
Final Paper Sections
Significance (Suggested 4 pages—9 points total) ● Background (2 points)
o This section should include a succinct yet clear description of the health issue, incorporating relevant epidemiologic data to identify the severity and susceptibility of the problem and establish the evidence for the behavioral risk factors to be addressed in the intervention. This question should answer the question “Why is this health issue important?”
● Target Population Needs Assessment (3 points)
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Describe the target population, and discuss all important factors that influence the target population’s intention toward the behavioral and health objectives, including a thorough analysis of social influences, cultural values, and economic situations, considering the entire ecological model, essentially taking a systems thinking approach and considering the multiple levels of influence on individual behavior. This section should answer the questions “Why is this target population a priority for the health issue described above?” “What are the roots of the social/behavioral issue, and how are cultural values considered in the problem and/or potential solutions?” and “What are the audiences’ needs, assets, and capacities?”
● Objectives (4 points)
o Immediate (Short-Term; Theory-Based) Objectives (2 points)
▪ Briefly state a minimum of two SMART short-term objectives, and describe how they are related to the behavioral objective. Explicitly explain how these objectives could be quantitatively measured.
o Behavioral (Intermediate) Objective (1 point)
▪ Briefly state your one SMART behavioral objective, and describe how it is
related to the health objective. One objective is required, but with approval students may submit two if their program warrants. Explicitly explain how the behavioral objective could be quantitatively measured.
o Health (Long-Term) Objective (1 point)
▪ Briefly state your one SMART health objective and why this objective is
important to individuals in your target population. Explicitly explain how the health objective could be quantitatively measured.
Theoretical Approach (Suggested 5 pages—8 points total)
In this section, you should describe fully the theoretical model of behavior you chose. Introduce and define the theory for the reader, discuss its utility, its assumptions, and its uses in various health contexts, including your health issue. Discuss its role in informing the development of your intervention, specifically how it informs the activities within your intervention.
● Describe the components of the assigned theory you used (as well as the components you did NOT use, if any) to develop your program and the rationale for incorporating (or not). The goal is to use your chosen theory as comprehensively as possible. (3 points)
● Describe all the elements and activities of your health intervention program, and discuss how your intervention incorporates into its design the elements of your chosen theory. What are the tailored programmatic activities and strategies you will utilize to engage your target audience effectively? (3 points)
● Describe how this proposed program is innovative compared to other programs that have been previously implemented. This almost certainly involves citing other programs that have been conducted in the past, showing that you have “done your homework” in reviewing best practices and relevant evidence in designing your new program. Think about the following questions when developing this section (though not necessary to discuss each one). (2 points)
“How is this program different/better than other programs in this health context or for your target population?”
“How does your program build on what we know works – and doesn’t work – in health promotion programs?”
“What is it about your particular program and theoretical approach that will make it successful among your target population?”
Discussion (Suggested 3 pages—4 points total)
This section should include both a Limitations and a Conclusions section.
● For the Limitations section, consider strengths of your theory and justify your choice. Alternatively, consider whether another theory, or an additional theory, might have improved your intervention, and discuss how it/they would have been used. At least one additional theory should be introduced, explained fully, and applied here. (2 points)
● Bring to light overall limitations of your intervention/program in addressing the health issue in this population. (1 point)
● For the Conclusion section, end on a positive and persuasive note with the anticipated policy and/or program implications resulting from your program, despite its limitations. (1 point)