Designing Healthy Communities Website Analysis

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Designinghealthycommunities.org is a well-designed website. It was easy to answer the health questions I had about my community because the site features easy to use tabs that break down information into categories such as “health”, “transportation”, and “food”. In addition, the videos are easy to find and its featured articles are well placed. Information about Dr. Jackson was also very easy to find; there is a tab that provides his background information on the top of the page. I learned that he was the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Health...

Perform a Website Analysis of the online information attached to the Designing Healthy Communities text (http://designinghealthycommunities.org/). Watch a few of the video shorts and look at the suggestions for improving health in your own community. Once you are satisfied with your searching, write an essay that addresses the following questions:

Describe the website design. Is it easy to navigate? Did you have difficulty finding answers to your questions? 
What information about Dr. Jackson, author of your textbook, were you able to find? What are his credentials? What drove him to create this TV series and textbook discussing the built environment of communities and their effect on public health?
Critique the information and tools available. Do you feel that the information presented is valid and easy to understand? How often is the website updated?
What information does the website offer about public health problems? Does it give details on how public health may be characterized and measured? Does it describe some of the common hazards and afflictions affecting modern Americans and American communities?
What information does the website offer about the nature of communities? Does it give details on how communities may be altered to improve public health?
What information was missing from the website? How could the content be improved? What would you like to see in future updates?
Be sure to respond to each of the questions above and upload your completed work to the Assignments folder.

Cheryl M., Essay Queen Staff - February 26, 2017