Your Practicum and Systems-Thinking Tools
You have been exposed to various systems-thinking and building tools used in public health delivery, prevention, evaluation, and measurement, including GIS mapping, statistical software systems such as SPSS, SWOT analysis, GAP analysis, and logic models. Think of a specific example in which your practicum site used a systems-thinking tool to address a public health issue and respond to the following:
Describe how the tool allows the practicum site to address a public health issue in the community.
Analyze, using the chosen systems-thinking tool, how the practicum site influences the community's health behaviors to address health disparities or public health concerns.
Discuss, based on your knowledge of the public health issues and systems-building tools, whether you would have chosen a different tool to address the issue or used the one selected. Substantiate your response with evidence from the literature.