For this project, we chose heart disease and strokes because of how huge it is in the world. Heart conditions and diseases are one of the leading causes of death worldwide, so we thought that we could get a lot of information on this topic. Each of my groupmates contributed with the research, making of the video, and editing/finalizing the video. We spent so much time on editing and making the video and I believe that it was good on how much effort we put into it, I just think we should have done it earlier so it could be less stress. I would have personally not procrastinated with this project so I can have a better process grade. The good thing about creating a PSA was the way our PSA can reach the SLA audience and community. This PSA can start nothing but a chain effect to whereas though people outside of the SLA community will see and use it.
For our Quarter 4 Benchmark, my group and I focused on Heart Disease and other orders that are served as a public health issue. Many people don’t know what Public Health Issues mean but it is way deeper than what you think. My group and I came to the conclusion that Public health is "the well-being of the population that is insured by those of higher power who partake in the act of researching to counter diseases and extend general life expectancy." Heart disease is the most common disease. About 250,000 deaths occur from heart disease per year and 92% of deaths with heart failure as the underlying cause of death are among persons aged 65 years and older. I believe my group and I did well considering that we had some minor setbacks, we still made it and overcame the project. Overall I believe we did well as a group. The most meaningful thing about this project was being able to help others find ways to be helped if they are battling this disorder.
For our benchmark we decided to do a PSA on water sanitation. In our video we included a conversation amongst the group members talking about what water sanitation is, how it’s sanitized and why it’s important. In my opinion water sanitation is the most important topic because of how necessary water is to all species. For the project, I got us in contact with a PWD worker and came up with questions to interview him. I then interviewed him and got information on how philadelphia's sanitizes water. Me and my group worked well together and turned everything on time. We could have started recording for our PSA earlier, but we didn’t. The most meaningful part to this PSA was learning how much work goes into something as simple as clean water. our video: https://youtu.be/EGqGoJt8m1w
Overall this project has taught me a lot about alcoholism. It broke stereotypes that I had teaching me new terms such as substance abuse disorder. Interviewing and researching this topic gave me a new perspective to attend college with. It taught you me to be careful and mindful not only of myself but of others as well. Which in my eyes helps public health maybe in a large and instantly noticeable way but still helps as my peers and I are informed of this public health issue and can help spread knowledge to slowly make a significant change in our society. PSA Video Link: https://youtu.be/xvQZuIN-3Yc