HHS 460 HHS460 Week 2 DQ 1 Locating Resources (Ashford)

HHS 460 HHS460 Week 2 DQ 1 Locating Resources (Ashford)

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Ashford HHS 460 Week 2 Discussion 1  Locating Resources

Locating Resources. The ability to locate and utilize information relative to Health and Human Services is an important component of many health and human service jobs. Some of the areas included in HHS programs are:

Legal/illegal immigration Poverty
Violence in the Media
Unemployment

Alcoholism
Gambling
Sexual Harassment
Criminal Justice
Hunger / Homelessness Mental Illness
Health

As an example, the area of “poverty” was selected from the above list to locate information and relevant reports. To accomplish this, the following was entered into a search engine (such as Google or MSN): “Health and human services and programs dealing with poverty.” One of the 1, 490,000 “hits” was titled: “Poverty Guidelines, Research and Measurement.” Upon searching this website, an elaborate set of focus subtitles was found. Under the heading “Poverty Research Centers”, six more references were discovered and as the interest was focused on discovering what information was available, the search centered on “The National Poverty Center.” An examination on this site under that heading yielded numerous areas regarding new research opportunities, informing the policy community, and training for young researchers. Your specific assignment follows. Start with an exploration of what can be found in several of the areas listed above. Then, identify one area and prepare a descriptive post outlining the information in this site. You may want to experiment with various areas in order 

to understand the unusually large number of resources / programs, but also the kinds of information. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. 


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