Cancer, Chronic Illness and/or Disease Paper

After reviewing the resources in the course materials, write a 1,000-1,500-word paper proposing a plan to prevent or reduce the incidence of cancer, chronic illness and/or disease. The plan will focus on lifestyle changes and risk factors, in addition to elements that promote wellness, while decreasing illness and current high rates [prevalence] of cancers, chronic illnesses and disease.

It is important to use current scholarly research when formulating a plan. The elements selected should be supported by this research.

Include the following in the plan:

Choose a cancer, chronic illness, or disease. Check instructor announcements to see if topic approval is required.
Choose a community/culture/subculture. A subculture is a smaller group within a larger culture who share common beliefs, norms, and traditions.
Describe the background of the community/culture/subculture as it relates to history or other defining characteristics. Including but not limited to: (a) What is the background of the chosen community/culture/subculture? (i.e., demographics, such as age, education, race, sex); (b) Explain the historical factors that are important to the plan and the perceived positive and/or negative effects on health care (i.e., norms, traditions); (c) Why is this an important community/culture/subculture to apply a prevention or reduction program? (risk factors/current rates of cancer/illness or disease); (d) Why is it important to implement a plan in this community/culture/subculture? How is this critical to the prevention or reduction of incidence?
Describe several components of the plan. What factors are considered that have a correlation with the community/culture/subculture described? (i.e., education, socioeconomic status (SES), existing lifestyle behaviors, health behaviors, self-care, exercise