Week 2: Epidemiologic Measurement in Population Health Outcomes

Week 2: Epidemiologic Measurement in Population Health Outcomes
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The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR (Links to an external site.)) is an epidemiological report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This weekly report contains data on specific diseases as reported by state and regional health departments, as well as recommendations that have been issued by the CDC. Access the MMWR (Links to an external site.) and select a report pertaining to one of the eight national practice problems to address the following. The eight national practice problems include cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, heart disease, infectious disease, mental health, patient safety, and substance abuse.

Describe the epidemiologic principles and measures used to address the practice problem.
Discuss the use of descriptive and/or analytic epidemiology to address the practice problem.
Recommend additional measures required to integrate proposed changes into practice.
Share your professional experience related to the topic.
Please review the Graduate Discussion Grading Guidelines and Rubric (Links to an external site.) for complete discussion requirements