Let's discuss the assignment... (discussion digression one)
So what does that mean in the context of this class?
You really have THREE topics:
Discussion digression two: contemplating vocabulary
Each of the three topic areas requires separate research as well as research for where they overlap. But no need to reinvent the wheel, there are standard resources to help with some of the basics:
The Health Problem:
ENCYCLOPEDIAS - yes, really. If you need to know the basics of a health problem, try the Gale Virtual Reference Library, or a respected online source such as the Center for Disease Control. (But not, under any circumstances, Wikipedia. Use it for the links at the bottom of the articles but not for the article content). You want to start with a broad overview, not the latest treatments.
Statistics and information on your population and how they intersect with the problem:
Looking for interventions/Programs:
You need to find lots of examples (like 5-10) of interventions that have been used to address your health problem within your population both to get ideas for your own proposed solution and to bolster your argument that your program will work.
1) The Community Toolbox Databases of Best Practices is an amazing resource. Use it! Explore it! Follow the trails!
2) You also need to look for scholarly articles that discuss interventions:
Discussion digression three: The four main search tips:
Understand that while you want the interventions you find to match your interest as closely as possible, you might have to choose some that are not exactly a match. Maybe it's a good intervention and it really matches your problem, but it is urban rather than rural. Or the age group is slightly different but the intervention is still applicable to your age group. Or it's an intervention that matches a close problem, but not yours exactly (e.g. stress vs. anxiety), but would work for your problem and population.