Utilize the required readings for this module and access http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/ to write a short paper (2-3 pages) addressing the following items in particular:
Describe the County Health Rankings.
At the County Health Ranking’s Web page, click on the “search by county, state, or topic” area. . Search for “Cook, IL” information. a. Identify Cook County, Illinois’ ranking under “Health Behaviors”. b. Identify percentages of 4 health behaviors listed under Cook County, Illinois. c. Search for your Local County and State where you currently live. d. Briefly summarize findings about your local county and state’s health outcomes (example: to length of life, quality of life, and health behaviors).
In your own words, define “risk factors” and provide examples of risk factors for health behaviors you identified in #2 above. Be sure to cite a reference even though you used your own words.
Research and identify another source of data for health behaviors (e.g., national database or tracking system).
Consider the variety of inequity sources described in the reading and reflect back on your own K-12 science experiences. Identify a time that you experienced barriers to your learning of science because of one or more of these inequities (e.g., gender, language, race, socioeconomic status, lack of school resources). Describe how this made you feel and how this impacted your ability learn science. Select one of the inclusive instructional strategies presented in the reading and summarize what that strategy is. Describe why you believe this is an important strategy to include in your future elementary science teaching. Describe how you will implement this strategy in your future elementary science teaching. Be as specific as you can, by including an example.