PUBH6002 Global and Environmental Health Issues - Assessment 2: Report

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Context

One of the most important strategies to understand the impact of global and local environmental health issues is to conduct a critical analysis of the factors that lead to the problem. The DPSEEA (Driving forces, pressures, state, exposures, effects, actions) framework was developed on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO), to establish and analyse the cause-to-effect chain of environmental issues. The DPSEEA frameworks enables the analysis of each factor that impact the health of a given population (WHO, 1999).

The DPSEEA was designed to support actions to reduce the burden of disease linked to the environmental health issue and to improve communication between key stakeholders.

Completing this assessment, the student will develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing the structural drivers of environmental health issues, and the causal relationship between them. Critical analysis of these factors allows for a clear understanding of the nature of the health crisis, and the potential gaps in policy, procedure and legislation that trigger it.

Task:

Write a report using the Driving forces, Pressures, States, Exposures, Effects and Actions (DPSEEA) framework to analyse the impact of an environmental health issue in a specific region. Describe the links between cause and effect and develop actions to targetthe chosen issue. Please follow the task instructions below.

Instructions:

You will be given an option to choose a SPECIFIC geographical region in the world (such as a suburb, city, state, region,country) facing the impact of an environmental health issues CAUSED by one environmental health issue provided by your learning facilitator in the template.

WHO DPSEEA framework link:

World Health Organization. (2002). Health in sustainable development planning: the role of indicators (No. WHO/HDE/HID/02.11, pp 105-120). World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/67391/WHO_HDE_HID_02.11.pdf

Write a report using the template of the environmental health issue impacting your chosen region addressing the following key points:

  • Explain the links and describe the Driving forces, Pressures, State changes, Exposures, Effects, and current Actions relevant to the impact of the environmental health issue in the chosen
  • Identify and describe any vulnerable populations that are disproportionately affected by the
  • Research and discuss the gaps in management and legislation in different sectors (Government and non-government) that triggered the environmental health issue in the chosenregion (based on your framework investigation).
  • What is the role of existing health agencies and other agencies, key stakeholders including community groups, critical infrastructure addressing the environmental health issue?
  • Based on your findings, review and analyse the literature related to the environmental health issue and propose 3-4 evidence-based recommendations addressing the gaps in current policy, regulation, and management in your chosen
  • Provide a literature reflection as explained in the

Referencing

It is essential that you use appropriate APA style (7th edition) for citing and referencing research. Pleasesee more information on referencing here https://library.torrens.edu.au/academicskills/apa/tool

Submission Instructions

Submit this task via the Assessment 2 link. Please save your Assessment and submit it as the title of your submission using the following naming convention: subj code_Module#_surname_first name initial_assessment title

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