Description: Select one community (village or town), other than Anchorage, withi

Description: Select one community (village or town), other than Anchorage, within a region of Alaska of interest to you and write a community profile paper. Be sure to discuss the community’s population, location in Alaska, economy, types of jobs available, community events, health care, etc. Discuss how the communities’ demographic information and health concerns (diabetes, obesity, cancer rates) are tied to nutrition, (i.e. poverty and poor nutritional food intake) and how incorporating aspects of a traditional Alaska Native diet may affect (both positively and negatively) the community and its health concerns. Directions: Use data from sources such as the US Census Bureau, State of Alaska, the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, and many others. Discuss the following: 1. Community History and Demographics: Describe the village or town’s history and demographics including population size, race, gender, location in Alaska, jobs available, economy (e.g., income, unemployment rate, etc. – hint: is a good resource), available healthcare (i.e., What healthcare is in the area? Can they receive all care there or do they have to travel somewhere for more serious conditions? If so, where do they go?), and significant community events. Please note that the cultural group you choose is likely in many geographical areas of Alaska (including urban areas). Choose whichever community you prefer and focus on one particular Alaska Native cultural group in that community. Make sure you address each piece/question listed in this section. It’s important to give the reader a good picture of this area. (20 points) 2. Food Intake: Describe your cultural group’s past food consumption patterns and contrast it with their present food consumption patterns. Discuss food availability with cost of food analysis. Also, are there differences among older and younger generations in terms of traditional food intake (answer this question whether there are differences or not)? (20 points) 3. Nutrition Profile: Describe any prevalent health concerns of the community (i.e. diabetes, obesity, cancer, etc.) that are related to nutrition. Discuss how the community demographics are affected by these health concerns (i.e., longevity, employment, healthcare costs, etc). Looking at the Alaska Native Epicenter data sheets may be helpful. (20 points) 4. Role of Traditional Foods: What role does traditional food play? Describe how traditional foods positively affect the health concerns of the community (specifically those you mentioned in the Nutrition Profile section) and include specific examples. For example, omega 3 fatty acids found in Alaska’s wild salmon could have a lowering effect on ___ disease condition. Do traditional foods negatively affect health concerns? Why or why not? Be sure to cite your sources (include a minimum of 3 sources with in-text citations). (20 points) Assignment Details and Guidelines: (overall total for this section = 20 points) ? Total of 3 to 5 written pages (not bulleted points) of all pertinent data included in the Directions; page length does not include the reference page. o No abstract or cover page is needed. If you include these, they will not be counted in the total number of pages. o Include in-text citations and a reference page/pages with at least three references; these pages will not count in the total number of pages for the paper (5 points) ? Properly formatted in-text citations and reference list in American Psychological Association (APA) style. Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a great resource for in-text citations and reference page formatting. ? When using information from the learning units (e.g., PowerPoints, videos, etc.), make sure you cite the original source. ? Typed, 12 point font in Times New Roman or Arial, double spaced, 1 inch page margins (5 points)