Healthy People 2020

Tobacco use, obesity, and physical inactivity are among the leading contributors to morbidity and mortality in the United States (National Academy of Sciences, 2010). In this assignment, you will examine the determinants of health for one of these issues.

Review the following article:

Be sure to watch the video: Determinants of health: A Framework for Reaching Healthy People 2020 Goals.

Select one of the issues for study (tobacco use, obesity, or physical inactivity) and complete the following:

  • List and explain the determinants of the health behavior/issue that you have selected.

Give reasons to support your statements.

Write your initial response in approximately 200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Saturday, September 2, 2017, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, September 6, 2017, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. Explore any points you have not previously considered.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2012). Healthy people 2020: Determinants of health. Retrieved from http://healthypeople.gov/2020/about/DOHAbout.aspx

National Academy of Sciences (NAS). (2006). Genetic, environmental, and personality determinants of health risk behaviors. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK19927/

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