The purpose of this assessment is to consider aspects of what makes a healthy city and to integrate your research to provide strategies for individuals and communities to improve environmental health.
To begin, suppose you are working with your city planner to develop a healthy city initiative for your city (or a city near you). You are tasked with developing a report that will be presented to your city council.
Craft a 4–5-page written document that could be presented to your city council, addressing the following points:
What is environmental health?
Why is creating a healthy city important to environmental health?
What could your city do to become a healthy city?
What would be the obstacles to change, and why are they obstacles?
What financial issues would have to be considered?
How would these changes benefit you, your family, and your community?
What could your city do to become better prepared for disasters, both natural and human-made?
Why should environmental health be considered an individual concern? Why should it be considered a global concern?
What could you or your family do—in your home, your neighborhood, and your workplace—to reduce your personal impact on the environmental health of your city?
Your document should follow a logical structure and be evidence based. Use the APA Paper Template as a resource for formatting and citations.
Written Communication:Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Length: The report should be 4–5 pages in content length. Include a separate title page and a separate references page.
Font and Font Size: Times New Roman, 12-point, double-spaced. Use Microsoft Word.
APA Formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
Number of Resources: You are required to cite a minimum of 2 scholarly resources. You may conduct independent research for resources and references to support your report. Provide a reference list and in-text citations for all of your resources, in APA format. You may cite texts and authors from the Resources.