Topic: Changes in Extreme Heat and Extreme Cold due to climate change and impact on human health.

Subject name: CLIMATE CHANGE: EVIDENCE AND SOLUTIONS

 Topic:Changes in Extreme Heat and Extreme Cold due to climate change and impact on human health.

  1. Literature review paper rubric

 The White House report released in 2016 examines crucial issues in climate change and human health. Select one category of health impacts resulting from climate change and develop the topic into a literature review paper

You may use sources as much as you would like but you must include citation below.

Citation- USGCRP, 2016: The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. Crimmins, A., J. Balbus, J.L. Gamble, C.B. Beard, J.E. Bell, D. Dodgen, R.J. Eisen, N. Fann, M.D. Hawkins, S.C. Herring, L. Jantarasami, D.M. Mills, S. Saha, M.C. Sarofim, J. Trtanj, and L. Ziska, Eds. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, 312 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.7930/J0R49NQX

 Selected Topic is Changes in Extreme Heat and Extreme Cold

 Identify promising public health actions that can be adopted by health and service professionals.

 The page requirement for the assignment is 10-12 double space text, excluding title page and references.

Instructions and Grading Rubric:

 Please follow the rubric strictly

Perform a literature search as you would for an academic paper on the selected topic. Be sure to use the APA Manual 7th Edition. Submit a draft paper to the SafeAssign online platform to check of wording that is too similar to the source document.

Grading Rubric – assignment worth 30%. Include in the paper:

Section
Subheading Page Number Criteria Percent
Introduction Select one category of health impacts from climate change listed in the White House report and develop the topic into a literature review paper. 2
State the rationale for selection of this topic- why is it important? 2
1 Describe, (in general), the scope and severity of the chosen topic. 4
Create a roadmap for the paper laying out what will be presented. 2
Literature Review 2-4 Review the literature: research databases; peer-reviewed materials 20
4-5 Review federal, state, and local agency materials; materials from non-governmental organizations
(e.g. non-profits, research foundations) 10
5-6 Identify known health and potential impacts related to the topic. 10
Approximately half of the paper should be devoted to ‘the Problem’
Public Health Best Practices Review authoritative sources for current recommendations to address the selected problem. Summarize recommendations for
BOTH mitigation AND adaptation at the:
6-8 Federal, state, AND local level
(Baltimore City, or the county of residence) 10
8-10 Health care industry AND individual actions 10
10-11 Statements and recommendations from these professional organizations:
• APHA
• ANA
• ANHE
• HCWH 10
11-12 Gives 2 examples of actions that US, state, or local agencies’ have successfully used to mitigate or adapt to issues involving the problem. 10
Approximately half of the paper should be devoted to ‘the Solution’
Literary Form (APA)
Scholarly writing style with body of paper no less than 10 and no more than 12 pages, excluding cover page and references. 2
Include at least 6-8 relevant peer reviewed research articles or review articles, in addition to government or non-profit organizations’ websites. 2
Correct spelling, capitalization, grammar, and punctuation. 2
The paper should have a logical flow of ideas, well organized and written in a scholarly tone. 2
All sources/information used must be referenced and cited in American Physiological Association (APA) format. 2
Total Possible: 100

Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Research summary
Subject-Environmental Science
Pages / words-12 / 3300
Academic level-Junior (College 3rd year)
Paper format-APA
Line spacing-Double
Language style-US English

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