communicable disease

Apply the constructs of the Health Belief Model to a health behavior associated with a communicable disease (in at least 6 sentences).

NOTE: Provide at least one APA 6th Edition In-Text Citation and Reference.

Policies and Social Problems

Why is it important for social workers to understand policy? When you think of policies, you may tend to think of the federal policies that support services such as Medicare and state policies that support education and welfare services. However, sometimes the policies that impact clients the most are the policies of agencies and organizations.

An “agency or organizational policy” is a policy. For example, it might be part of a county welfare agency that requires an administrator at a juvenile correction facility to report any individual who is an illegal immigrant that comes to that facility.

In this Discussion, you will identify an internal policy at an agency or organization with which you are familiar. It can be a public agency, a for-profit human services provider, or a nonprofit community agency. Then you will explore the relationships that exist between the policy, organization, and client or population.

To Prepare:

  • Read Chapter 2 of the Jansson text. 
  • Revisit Chapter 1 of the Jansson text as needed. 
    • Focus on pages 14–15 for an explanation of different types of policy.
  • Search for and select one social work agency or organization. This can be an agency or organization you currently work for or have worked for in the past or one that you find by searching online. You will use this agency or organization as an example in your Discussion. 
  • Review the mission of the agency or organization and the population they serve. 
    • You can find examples of populations effected by social problems on page 9 of the Jansson text.
  • Identify a policy within the agency or organization and consider how it relates to the mission and population they serve. 

By Day 3

Post the name and mission of the social work agency or organization you selected. Then address the following: 

  • Explain why you selected the agency or organization. 
  • Describe the related policy and the problem it addresses. 
  • Explain how the policy supports the mission and impacts (positively or adversely) the clients of the organization.

E Commerce Benefits

For this discussion:

  • Choose a company that is small to medium sized, is not publicly traded, and does not have an e-commerce presence.
  • Explain the company’s products and/or the services they provide.
  • Suggest two beneficial processes (or changes) to the company’s operations that will motivate them to integrate e-commerce. Make sure the benefits you selected maps to the benefits mentioned in the readings and outline and in the accounting context.

Quality of available food sources Sustainability Methods

Sustainability Methods

  • Consider how your group will be structured and organized, including how responsibilities will be divided among the group members. 
  • Research common structures and their characteristics.
  • Consider the makeup of your group.
  • Research sustainability methods for your group. How are you going to maintain the initial momentum and continuity of the group and its mission?
  • Write a 1.5- to 2-page summary of your findings. 

Contract Scenario

Contract Scenario
Calvin had been an avid coin collector for many years, and the most valuable coin in his collection was an uncirculated, mint condition, 1943 Lincoln penny made of copper (most pennies made during World War II were made of zinc because copper was needed in the war effort). That penny had a value of between $60,000 and $95,000.
In August of 2017, Calvin had a serious stroke that left him unable to speak or walk, but his doctor assured his family that Calvin would recover over time with intensive therapy.
Calvin was a widower and did not have any children, but he had several nephews who visited him from time to time as he recovered. None of the nephews had any real interest in Calvins coin collection. One of Calvins nephews, Billy, who visited Calvin more often than the other nephews, sometimes listened to Calvin talk (talking was a part of Calvins therapy) about his mounting medical bills and his coin collection, but Billy never showed much interest in the medical bills or the coin collection.
In October, as Calvins recovery progressed slowly, Billy visited Calvin and told Calvin that he had been reading about coin collecting, and he realized that Calvins collection, especially the 1943 Lincoln copper penny, was valuable, and Billy suggested that Calvin should consider selling the 1943 Lincoln copper penny and use the proceeds to pay his medical bills. Calvin resisted the idea at first, but Billy continued to urge Calvin to sell the penny so that he would not have to worry about the medical bills. Finally, when Billy told Calvin that he would arrange the sale of the penny for a commission of just 5% of the sale price of the penny, Calvin began to think that selling the coin might be a good idea. He was still a little confused about how the sale would work and what Billy would do to make sure that the penny would be sold for the best price. Calvin told Billy that he thought that the penny was worth almost $100,000, but Billy assured Calvin that the market had changed recently, and that the penny was now worth $40,000 to $45,000. Eventually, Calvin allowed Billy to sell the penny for the best price he could get and to take a 5% commission for arranging the sale of the penny. Billy then sold the penny to a friend for $40,000, took his 5% commission, and paid the remainder of the sale price to Calvin.
A few months later, as Calvin continued to recover, he read a story in a coin collecting magazine about how an uncirculated, mint condition, 1943 Lincoln penny made of copper had just sold at auction for more than $100,000, and Calvin began to wonder if Billy had taken advantage of him. Calvin consulted a lawyer and asked the two questions below.
  • Did he (Calvin) have the mental capacity to enter into the contract when he agreed to let Billy sell the penny? What would he (Calvin) have to prove to show a court that he did not have the necessary mental capacity when he authorized Billy to sell the penny?
  • Did Billy exert undue influence over Calvin to cause Calvin to enter into the contract that allowed Billy to sell the penny?
What do you think? Does Calvin have a case to set aside the contract with Billy on either of these theories?
Your case study should be at least two pages in length and include at least two outside sources. Be sure to use APA formatting for all citations and references.

Health Information

Types of HIE organization (i.e., Compare/contrast between different HIE organizations)

Write a paper to:

Discuss health information exchange.

Explain why the HIE topic you selected is important. Discuss your topic in detail.

Appraise the role of HI/HIM professionals in advocating for information exchange through HIE.

Provide a detailed comparison for your topic.(see note above about comparison to be done based on your selected topic)

Paper should be 4-6 pages in length.

Paper should follow APA guidelines, and include at least three academic references.

Create an agenda (include this as Appendix A in your paper):

Choose a meeting purpose, time, location.

Discuss four goals and objectives for the meeting.

Choose an agenda topic, team member assigned to lead the discussion, and an allotted time.

Choose two agenda items about the HIE topic you selected.

PARTICIPATION #6–Great Depression


The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. In the United States, the beginning of the economic crisis was marked by the stock market crash of October 1929 and continued through the nation’s transition to a wartime economy in the build-up to America’s participation in the Second World War. In the initial years of the depression, consumer spending and investment dropped, causing steep declines in industrial output and employment as failing companies laid-off workers. By 1933, when the Great Depression reached its lowest point, the American economy had shrunk by one-third, industrial production had decreased nearly 50%, farm income had declined by 56% (over a million farmers had lost their homes), 40% of the country’s banks had failed (nine million savings accounts had been wiped out), real wages fell 60%, and 13 million Americans (25.2% of the workforce) were unemployed.

Before responding to this class participation assignment:

  • Please watch the Intelecom video–The Unfinished Nation: Hard Times

For this week’s participation assignment, please respond to the following questions:

  1. Using specific examples, identify the weaknesses in the American economy before the Great Crash of 1929.  In your response, please explain whether or not the pro-business policies of Presidents Harding and Coolidge contributed to the worsening of economic conditions by 1929. 
  2. What specific policies did President Herbert Hoover adopt to reverse the economic downturn?  In your opinion, why were those policies insufficient in resolving the task at hand?

Short answers

Week 8 Resources

Chapter 8
“Dirty Cops and Police Misconduct”
Interview with Modesto, CA Police Chief Mike Harden
Internal Affairs: Protecting the Integrity of the Badge
  • Video Discussion: Good internal affairs practices help protect the integrity of a police department. Correct handling of internal affairs complaints protects both citizens and law enforcement personnel.
Chapter 7
Kerner Plus 40: Change or Challenge: Parts 1 and 2
  • Kerner Plus 40: Change or Challenge
Chapter 6 
20/20: Police Privilege and code of Silence part1
20/20 investigation of police “Code of Silence”—the Blue Wall of Silence
“Dirty Harry—Do You Feel Lucky”
  • Movie cut from the Dirty Harry movie
Reality Training: Encountering a “Suicide by Cop” Situation
  • Video of standoff between police and subject who appears to be armed and with no intention of complying with officers

lindell and Perry readings

  1. Lindell and Perry state "the relevant effects are changes in receivers’ beliefs and behaviors" regarding warnings.  They go on to describe and give examples of receiver characteristics.  Name the characteristics and the examples they provide.
  2. What do Lindell and Perry say about message ambiguity (in your own words). What do they predict will occur if a message is ambiguous?
  3. Summarize how the environmental and social context impact a warning message from the receiver’s perspective?  What do Lindell and Perry identify as aspects of the environmental and social context?
  4. Lindell and Perry spend a considerable amount of time discussing perceptions.  Name the three locations of perceptions which they describe. Explain in 1-2 sentences how each category might impact the receiver taking protective action.
  5. Review the section titled "Protective Action Decision Making" carefully.  In your own words, outline the process and steps they present. 
  6. Identify examples of both situational impediments and facilitators to protective action.  What might an emergency manager do to alleviate impediments and increase facilitators for the communities they serve? How might situational factors be related to a receiver’s environmental and social context?