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Assignment OverviewUnit 3 – Discussion Board


400 words or more + 2 peer responses


Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Peruse the following Web sites:

County Health RankingsCommunity CommonsHealthyPeople.govSan Diego County Health and Human Services Data Catalog

The concept behind the 3-4-50 model is that there are three unhealthy behaviors that influence four chronic diseases, which leads to 50% of all deaths. The percentage of deaths can vary by community or place. For example, in some communities, this can be 3-4-63 or 3-4-45.

As you peruse the Web sites above, respond to the following questions:

How do the 3 behaviors in the 3-4-50 model impact the 4 diseases in your community?Can you find the mortality of these 4 diseases in your community?If you can, what is the percentage of deaths caused by these 4 diseases for your community?What are the underlying social determinants of health that impact the 3 behaviors in the 3-4-50 model?What are the health disparities observed from the data in your community (city or county)?Physical activity, or lack thereof, is 1 of the 3 behaviors that impacts the 4 diseases. What is the walkability index for your neighborhood (area)?Does this support the data as they relate to health conditions that are impacted by physical activity?From the data and the information you gathered, what recommendations might you have for your community?


Community Commons. (n.d.). Home page. Retrieved from

County Health Rankings. (2018). Home page. Retrieved from (n.d.). Data catalog. Retrieved from (2018). Healthy People 2020. Retrieved from (n.d.). Health and Human Services Agency. Retrieved from

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