Week 6: Environmental Health (graded)

My Health; Low Birth Weight Rate

Week 6: Environmental Health (graded)

This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcome (CO).

  • CO 6: Utilize a systems-based and collaborative approach to address factors that influence the health of a community and population health problems. (PO 2)


Visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MyEnvironment site at http://www.epa.gov/myenvironment (Links to an external site.), and enter your city and state, ZIP code, or location into the location box.

48201  my zip code

state- detroit state

Choose one of the topic areas.

  • My Health
  • My Climate
  • My Air
  • My Water

Then, click on the boxes under the Map Contents menu to add data into the map on specific topics. Explore the site to learn more about your environment and things that might be impacting the health of its citizens.

  • Identify something new you learned about your environment and how it could be affecting health by completing this statement, “I didn’t know _____.”
  • How could you, in the role of a community health nurse, address these concerns?

Optional: For more environmental health information, you can also visit the following resources.


To see view the grading criteria/rubric, please click on the 3 dots in the box at the end of the solid gray bar above the discussion board title and then Show Rubric.

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I did not know that one of the major health concerns in Detroit state is low birth weight rate. It affects the weight of new born babies and some of them may require special healthcare. One of the problems is respiratory problems where the babies lack surfactant which helps in keeping the small air sacs from collapsing. Their brains may bleed severely causing brain damage. The babies may have jaundice making their skins and eyes look yellow. This condition…………..

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