County Profile Paper
County given: Lake (County in California)
The paper is a needs assessment and analysis of a selected
California county. Each student will be given a specific county to do for this assignment.
You need to collect and synthesize all vital information related to the assigned county. Use
the recommended data sources listed on Our course website and add information from
literature, including scholarly journals and the policy websites listed in the syllabus
bibliography. In the paper, you will:
a. Discuss county general information and develop a health-related profile;
b. Identify one or two of the most crucial healthcare problems in the county (focusing
on cost, access, and quality);
c. Discuss the consequences of the problem(s);
d. Discuss what has been done in the county to address the problem(s);
e. Recommend actions to address the problem(s).
compare your county information with the statewide average
Use tables and graphs to display your data if it is necessary. Use APA format
consistently and correctly. [Note: You must understand and utilize APA format; non-APA
formatted papers will be rejected for reformatting]. The report should be 10-15 pages
(double line-spaced, 10–12-point font), not including the title and reference pages.
MSWord file-type (.doc or .docx) submissions only. Your paper will be
scanned by Turnitin®, a plagiarism prevention service available on Our course website.
Students submit their papers electronically, and Turnitin® compares the text of those
papers to the text in millions of other documents on the Internet, in papers submitted by
other students around the world, and in commercial databases of journal articles and
periodicals. When similarities between the text in a student’s paper and the text in an
existing document are found, Turnitin® highlights those similarities by providing an
annotated document showing both the student’s paper and the source.
index for your papers should be less than 33%. Policy on plagiarism/penalties will
apply in this case.
A template and grade rubric for this assignment may be found in Appendix C, and websites
to help you with the resource material you will need to write your paper is in Appendix D.
Also, a sample paper is provided in Appendix G