Descriptive Epidemiology: Review the literature and available local, state, and national databases to describe the North Lawndale Community in Chicago, IL. Compare this population with national and state data on breast cancer within African American women. What is the incidence and prevalence of the problem.
Discuss significant factors in the community that might contribute to breast cancer.
Determinants of Health: How does the physical environment contribute to the issue? Geography? Housing? Crime? Environment? Transportation? Sanitation? How does the socio-cultural environment contribute to this population health issue? Cultural beliefs and practices? Religion? Employment? Justice issues? What issues related to the health care system might contribute to the issue? What individual behavioral issues might contribute to the population health issue?
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