Behavioral Risk Factors


At the end of your first briefing, a colleague of yours expressed an interest in current epidemiological data concerning prevalent risk behaviors. As you pointed out to this colleague, this was an area addressed by the committee as it related to 1 of the 6 responsibilities for which they were charged:

Update scientific findings about the links between biological, psychosocial, and behavioral factors and health.

Thus, you assure your colleague that you will share the insights that were presented by the committee at your next seminar.

Your Task

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation that highlights the epidemiological data regarding prevalent health-related risk behaviors.

Supplement the insights presented by the Health and Behavior committee with 3 additional empirical studies that examine 3 prevalent health-related risk behaviors.  This supplement can either be

Incorporated into your presentation, or

Addressed separately – in a written summary format.


PowerPoint Presentation Only:

Length: 15-20 slides (including an introduction and summary/conclusion).

Include “Supplemental Notes” for each slide, indicating what would be said by the presenter in explaining and elaborating on the content of the slide.

Appropriately cite & reference empirical studies.

PowerPoint Presentation PLUS Summary

Length: 10-15 slide presentation & 4-6 paragraph summary

Appropriately reference & cite empirical studies.

Case assignment expectations:

Use information from the modular background readings as well as any good quality resource you can find. Please cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper or presentation.

The following items will be assessed in particular:

Your ability to demonstrate an understanding of epidemiological data regarding prevalent health-related risk behaviors;
In-text references to modular background readings that EXACTLY match a reference list presented at the end of the paper or presentation (APA formatting preferred).

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