Identify the array of stakeholders relative to the challenge you described. Who has a vested interest in the problem you chose and why?

• Reflect upon all the different kinds of public health challenges that were depicted or discussed over the semester. Select and succinctly identify one public health challenge (e.g. a disease, a health condition, an environmental problem, a social or behavioral problem) that interests you. (If you wish, you may continue to address a problem you identified in the first paper; however, this paper is not limited to a population or sub-population within emerging adults unless you choose that focus.)

• Describe and substantiate why your selected issue is a threat to the health of the public using data and evidence from the scientific literature. This evidence should be a bit more extensive than the first paper. That means that you will need to search and reference the scientific literature in your paper. A minimum of five references should be included.

• Define the population(s) most vulnerable to the problem you are addressing.

• Identify the array of stakeholders relative to the challenge you described. Who has a vested interest in the problem you chose and why?

• Ecology was defined in the reading, and an ecological perspective of public health has been discussed several times in class and in your assigned reading. Analyze your selected problem from an ecological perspective identifying the relationships and interactions of people and their environments (human and non-human systems) related to the problem. You may find it helpful to apply a diagram to illustrate the relationships.

• Why is it important to address the issue that you selected? What negative consequence(s) would accrue to the population you have chosen and to society at large if the problem is not addressed?

• Identify at least one public health agency likely to be involved in addressing the problem you selected, and briefly explain why. An appropriate agency may be local, regional, or national depending upon the nature of your selected problem

• Clearly describe the role of at least one kind of public health professional (but not a specific person) who is likely to be involved in defining and/or resolving the problem that you identified. Refer to class presentations, discussions and your textbook to choose.