n Week 1 Project, you selected a particular health issue or health disease (for example, heart disease, cancer, or obesity) to act as a main theme or topic in this course. In this assignment, you will continue your analysis of your selected health issue or health disease topic by collecting both qualitative and quantitative data. Be sure to collect your information from a reliable online source, such as the CDC database surveillance website, the National Immunization Survey, or the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Analyze and synthesize this information as if you were going make a presentation to state public health officials and solicit funding to address the problem.

Respond to the following:

Explain why the health issue or health disease you have chosen is a problem in your community.
Explain how you might address this health problem in your community. Illustrate how you would develop a framework for your needs assessment and what instrument you would use to collect qualitative information.
Prioritize the steps that you might take to define the health problem. Explain in detail with a minimum of four examples and supportive evidence.
Write a 1–2-paragraph response. Comment on the postings of at least two peers with scholarly information.