ESSAY 500

Action steps are often identified by the group to make social, economic, or environmental changes in their community. Select and practice one of the following participatory learning and action tools: Community asset map Holistic worldview analysis Appreciative inquiry interview Problem tree analysis (also called diagramming) Photovoice Guides on how to facilitate the tools are described in the community engagement and PLA resources in the topic Resources. Identify an individual or group of individuals with whom you are currently working as part of your job, service, volunteerism, or family. Review the selected tool and become familiar with the process and purpose of the tool prior to facilitating it with your selected individual or group. In a 1100-word essay, discuss the following: What tool did you select and why did you select it instead of the other options? What cultural insight did you learn based on the individual or group you selected? Include a brief description of the individual or group you engaged for this assignment. What challenges did you identify in facilitating the tool? Discuss how the participants responded to the tool regarding their participation and shared decision-making. Consider how PLA tools are focused on building the capacity of people versus projects or programs. A Health in All Policies approach, which includes economic and environmental factors, is important in addressing the interconnectedness of health factors to support holistic transformation. Discuss how this community engagement approach through such a tool is useful for assessing a Health in All Policies approach. In addition, consider how this approach is effective in reducing health disparities by addressing economic and environmental issues through community mobilization and assets. Review the website and introductory report on “Health in All Policies,” by the American Public Health Association (APHA), and “What You Need to Know About Health in All Policies,” by the World Health Organization (WHO), located in the topic Resources for additional insight. Please use 3-5 references APA format 7th edition within 5 years and pertaining to the topic. Use correct grammar and citing please. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. RUBRIC Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) Tool Selected and Rationale 20 points Participants Described and Cultural Insight Provided 30 points Challenges in Facilitation of the Tool 30 points Effectiveness of PLA Tool Related to Shared Decision Making and Building Capacity 30 points Health in All Policies (B) 30 points Thesis Development and Purpose 14 points Argument Logic and Construction 16 points Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) 10 points Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) 10 points Documentation of Sources  10 points Total 200 points