There are specific environmental risks within homes and communities that contribute to measles outbreaks. Some cultural attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors may also contribute to outbreaks.
In this assignment, you will:
- Create a 3-panel double-sided brochure for your target group ie the population you chose for this project. (Sub-Saharan region Africa)
The brochure must be designed specifically for your intended audience and must incorporate the following:
- Explain environmental and cultural factors within the home and community that contribute to an outbreak of measles.
- Summarize environmental and cultural factors that increase an individual’s risk of contracting measles.
- Describe precautions to be implemented in the home if a household member has become infected with measles.
- Provide any other information necessary to assist your audience in understanding the issue, getting vaccinated, and getting more information if they so desire.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: 3-panel double-sided brochure (i.e., include content on the front and back) with color, text, and graphics.
Read at least two of the following articles to learn more about the PEN-3 model as a framework for planning programs that consider cultural and environmental influences on health behaviors.
Iwelunmor, J., Idris, O., Adelakun, A., & Airhihenbuwa, C. O. (2010). Child malaria treatment decisions by mothers of children less than five years of age attending an outpatient clinic in south-west Nigeria: An application of the PEN-3 cultural model. Malaria Journal,9(1), 354-354. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-9-354
Iwelunmor, J., Newsome, V., & Airhihenbuwa, C. O. (2014). Framing the impact of culture on health: A systematic review of the PEN-3 cultural model and its application in public health research and interventions. Ethnicity & Health, 19(1), 20-46. doi:10.1080/13557858.2013.857768
Yick, A. G., & Oomen-Early, J. (2009). Using the PEN-3 model to plan culturally competent domestic violence intervention and prevention services in Chinese-American and immigrant communities. Health Education, 109(2), 125-139. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09654280910936585