In this milestone, you will address your chosen issue (mental health is the chosen issue), risk factors, impact, community need, program, and stakeholder involvement. These aspects compose the Public Health Issue portion of the final project. As you complete this milestone, consider the following questions:
Did you describe the public health issue that you selected, basing your description on principles of community health education?
Did you describe the risk factors for the issue? For example, is there a population that is more likely to face this issue? Or are there behaviors that typically lead to the issue? Your response should be based on principles of community health education.
Did you discuss how the issue impacts the community? For instance, does the issue affect public safety in the community? Does the issue affect the local tax rate? Your response should be based on principles of community health education.
Did you explain why the issue is a need in the community? In other words, why should this issue be addressed? Support your explanation with relevant data and research.
Did you illustrate, concisely and broadly, how this issue could be addressed in the community? In other words, provide a brief, broad description of a community health education program that could be developed to address the issue. For example, you might develop a nutrition program to educate the community on making healthier diet choices.
Did you address how the stakeholders you are presenting to will be involved in addressing the issue? For instance, you might ask grocery store owners to donate healthy snacks to an afterschool program, or you might ask the community center director to provide meeting space for a support group.
Read through Taylor post carefully, and then answer the following questions:
In your own words, identify the argument of your peer’s persuasive essay. What are they aiming to prove?
Has your peer adequately addressed opposing viewpoints?
Which of the summaries (or which sections of the summaries) could use more clarification? How could your peer’s summaries be improved? Please paste an example and, if appropriate, offer your own edits.
Has your peer provided adequate credentialing information? If so, how can you tell the source is credible? If not, what could your peer add to note the reliability of the source?
Do the sources your peer describes in the annotated bibliography connect to their argument in a clear and easy-to-understand manner? If so, how so? If not, what are some ways in which your peer could strengthen those connections?
Does your peer acknowledge a counter-argument in one of the annotations? If a counterargument is presented, do they provide a persuasive rebuttal? If no counterargument is presented, can you anticipate some of the objections your peer should take into consideration?
Evaluate the sources your peer has selected. Which sources do you find to be the strongest? Why do you think they are strong, and how do they support your peer’s key points? Are there ways the sources could support those key points that your peer has overlooked? Be specific.
Source 1: IRS. “Credits & Deductions for Individuals: Internal Revenue Service.” Credits & Deductions for Individuals | Internal Revenue Service
It seems this source is providing information about the several credits and deductions that an individual may be eligible for. This source will help to show the different paths that an individual can take when filing their taxes. This source is using the following evidence to support the argument: Claim certain credits your tax return and you may be able to get a larger refund, while others may give you a refund even if you don’t owe any tax, and then it goes into different articles about the several credits and deductions that an individual may be eligible to utilize. A counterargument for one of the provided sources could be: Online accounting platforms ask you several questions to ensure that they are covering all the bases for each credit and deduction that is available. Personally, I believe the source is doing a good job of supporting its arguments because it gives an in-depth description of how each credit or deduction can be utilized. I think this source will be very helpful in supporting my argument because it shows a variance of ways that a credit or deduction can be utilized that the online platform may not cover. An in-person accountant with expertise in this area of profession would be able to provide much more guidance for each unique tax return.
Source 2: “The Health Benefits of Strong Relationships.” Harvard Health, 1 Dec. 2020
It seems this source is demonstrating that relationships run deeper than friendships or families. This source is using the following evidence to support the argument: Research has also identified a range of activities that qualify as social support, from offers of help or advice to expressions of affection. In addition, evidence suggests that the life-enhancing effects of social support extend to giver as well as to receiver. A counterargument for one of the provided sources could be: The relationship that you build you’re your accountant is not imperative in anyway. Personally, I believe the source is doing a good job of supporting its arguments because it goes into the many health benefits that come with building relationships, and the stress levels decreasing with social interaction. I think this source will be very helpful in supporting my argument because it goes into the positive results that they have seen with an individual building relationship and having social interaction no matter what type of relationship it was. It doesn’t have to be a friendship or romantic relationship to provide benefits to an individual.
Source 3: “Accountants Scope of Liability for Defective Financial Reports” Hastings Law Journal 2 February 2018
It seems this source is arguing that there are many liabilities that an accountant is held to in the clients regard. This source is using the following evidence to support the argument: The contract of employment creates a relationship from which a duty arises to perform the promised services with due care. Accountants, as members of a skilled profession, are subject to the same rules of negligence in the practice of their profession as are members of other skilled professions. A counterargument for one of the provided sources could be: You can hold the online platform responsible for any mishaps with a tax return. Personally, I believe the source is doing a good job of supporting its arguments because it allows the audience to see that an accountant is liable for the information they provide the IRS based on the information that the client provides the accountant. I think this source will be very helpful in supporting my argument because it is factual evidence that lists the several liabilities that falls into the accountants realm of work.
When reflecting on issues associated with the field of accounting and finance, the first issue I chose to elaborate on is how versatile accounting can be nowadays. There are several platforms readily available to a wide range of users, however these platforms don’t always provide the entail that an in-person accountant is able to. While some may argue that convenience is key, I truly believe that the benefits outweigh convenience. The major benefits that an individual accountant can provide their clients could include tax breaks, personal interactions, and accountability of accuracy. In relation to my future career, I feel as if these issues could promote a certain level of competition in the sense that others may prefer convenience over the personability that an in-person account experience may provide.
My audience could include many individuals, but the audience that I am hoping to reach and persuade is the individuals who would rather use an online platform for their accounting needs. I would like to show them that sometimes you have to sacrifice convenience for the critical aspects in life. My topic would be relevant to them, as they would be able to relate their outlook to the opposing side and form opinion of their own with the given information. I have taken into consideration that the audience may not be fully opposed to either side of the argument, so that is why I want to bring my viewpoints and allow for the audience to relate and choose the path best for them, based on the experience they are looking to have.
With this assignment, my goal is to bring a different point of view that will be able to persuade my audience to use an in-person accountant over the online platforms. I will use the points of tax breaks, personal interactions, and accountability of accuracy to build my case of persuasion to my audience. With the points mentioned above, I will be able to elaborate on relatable issues that each individual runs into and tie it back to the benefits that come along with an in-person accountant. With the points listed above and supporting resources, I will be able to achieve and surpass my goal of bringing a different perspective to my audience.
There are several sources that I was able to find to support my argument of using an in-person accountant versus using an online accounting platform, however there is a specific article that I will use that is full of supporting elements. In this article, it is speaking of the ever changing and evolving field of accounting. They also touch on the benefits of using an in-person accountant and how breeches of information and much more common today with online accounting platforms. I can use pieces of this article to support the overall argument, as well as elements of supporting information for my key points (Galarza, Mike. The Changing Nature of Accounting. Strategic Finance, Montvale, 13 Feb. 2017).
After doing sufficient research, I have found a few sources that could help build my argument, as well as support my key points. To justify my key point regarding tax breaks, I am going to use an article from the IRS website to list the several tax breaks that are available. If I can educate my audience on the several tax breaks, this may help in convincing them that an in-person accountant would have more knowledge than the online accounting platform. (IRS. “Credits & Deductions for Individuals: Internal Revenue Service.” Credits & Deductions for Individuals | Internal Revenue Service). When I was researching reliable resources to support my key point of the importance of personal interactions with an in-person accountant, I was able to find an article that gives scientific studies of how important it is to build and maintain relationships. From this article, I believe my audience will be able to see how building a relationship with your accountant will provide a sense of comfort and confidence with that individual having all your information (Trust, Ed, and Mdrc. “The Importance of Strong Relationships.” The Education Trust, 21 July 2021). The article that I found for evidence to support the key point of accountability of accuracy with an in-person accountant was a specific lawsuit that took place. This article will provide my audience with the insight of the legal liabilities that an accountant must abide by, which will ease the mind of the clientele, as handing over your social security number to an individual can’t be done without hesitation (“The Statue of Limitation.” HeinOnline, 8 Mar. 2021,).
Based on my argument, I believe it will be relevant to integrate my evidence with each key point, as they are structured in paragraphs in my essay. After I am able to integrate the evidence to support each key point in their specific paragraphs, I will then use my supporting resources for the overall argument to provide my audience with a final stance. With this calculated essay structure, I believe it will build up the confidence and trust with my audience to take into consideration the argument that I am making.
The revision strategy that I plan to use on my essay is to break my essay into different stages. I will first review the introduction of the essay and ensure that I describe the argument that I am making and list off each of my key points. I will then ensure my introduction leads me into my first paragraph which will be a brief overview of why I am making my argument as well as a supporting resource to start building my argument. In my body, I am going to right a paragraph or two for each of my key points and ensure that I use information from my supporting resources to back them up. In the conclusion of my paper, I am going to wrap up my essay with hitting on my key points one last time and try to find some supporting evidence to tie off my essay. This will be a checklist strategy that I use to ensure that I have included all of the key aspects, and then I will have a peer review to ensure that the essay is solid.
The feedback that I have received from my instructor has made me confident with proceeding with the argument that I have chosen to pursue. The feedback that I have received thus far has been very positive feedback as far as the argument and the key points that I have to support my argument. I am confident that I will be able to write a well-rounded essay with the feedback I have received.