public health issue or health hazard that substantiates further research

Overview: There are myriad public health issues affecting the population and environment. As a public health practitioner, one of your job functions will be to examine public health issues through research.

Prompt: Submit an overview paper that describes a public health issue or health hazard that substantiates further research.

In particular, be sure to include the following critical elements:

 Identify your topic and explain why this topic is an important public health issue that requires further research.

 Describe the population and/or environment that is affected by this problem.

 Substantiate your work with data and references from peer-reviewed academic journals.