Review the following existing national health education campaigns and examine the traits of professionalism within the health education field.
Let's Move Campaign
The Heart Truth Campaign
We Can! Campaign
College AIM (Alcohol Intervention Matrix) Campaign
Media-Smart Youth Campaign
It's a Noisy Planet: Protect Their Hearing Campaign
REAL Massage Campaign
Opioid misuse in Rural America
For this discussion, you have been asked to create a short three-to five-minute presentation for the next city council meeting in your community to launch one of these campaigns. The goal of your presentation is to get the council to approve it, spend the money to implement it, and track its progress. You must apply traits of professionalism as you present your case to council.
You can use Jing, Screencast-o-Matic, YouTube, or any alternative software program to create this presentation. The video can be you speaking to the camera and presenting it live to city council or a PowerPoint presentation with audio (or a screencast of your presentation). Remember, both require that you utilize leadership skills and traits of professionalism that you must possess for giving presentations as a health educator; thus, lounging on the couch in your pajamas is not appropriate for your video, and you will be given a zero on the discussion. Some characteristics that you may consider incorporating include humor, storytelling, facts only, pace, and volume. Let your campaign topic and creativity guide your decision on what to do.
To begin your presentation, fully research one of the campaigns listed above and determine what you will need to do to convince council to jump on your idea. You are only allowed to present your case for up to five minutes, so you will need to be clear and precise in your remarks.
Some of the areas to address in your presentation include
A description of the campaign you selected.
The campaign's importance.
The campaign's relevancy to your community (e.g. why ask for a children's health program when your city's population comprises mostly senior citizens?).
An explanation of costs.
An explanation of why it's worth the cost.
A plea to get a nod of approval from council to begin.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates' presentations/videos. Imagine you are a member of that community's city council. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers commenting on the following:
• Explain how their presentation was or was not effective, pointing out at least four specific elements in your explanation (e.g. tone of voice, formal dress (if video), clear message, etc. Refer to Chapter 8 of your textbook for more details).
Note: Do not focus on content here; this is about their presentation skills.
• Indicate whether you did or did not receive enough information on the campaign to understand it. Then, describe at least one element that could have been added to improve the presentation. That element could be content-related or presentation skills focused. (Please do not just say the presentation was great and nothing should be added. No presentation is ever 100%. Use your critical thinking skills and examine a way in which the presentation could be improved.)
• If they asked for approval of their proposal, explain why you would vote for or against it (If they did not ask for approval in the presentation, please note that in your response and do not cast a vote).
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.