All states have a website for their health
department. These sites contain a wealth of information and statistics related
to the population of their state. You are to visit three state websites and
compare and contrast two registries that are of interest to you for the states.
You are to select states from different areas of the country. For example,
let’s say you have a family member with heart disease. You might go to the
Department of Health site for Missouri, Utah, and Rhode Island and
compare/contrast the information in their heart disease registry. You would use
the same states for reviewing their cancer registry. Include in your paper the
reasons for selecting your states and the registries.
The states have many registries for many
different diseases: autism, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, trauma, etc. You may select
any topic, but make sure the states you select all have a registry for the
diseases you select.
Evaluate the registries on their ease of
use, how they protect the privacy of the information, how they obtain the
information, how they de-identify the information, etc. Compare/contrast the
states’ websites in terms of visual appeal, layout, and whether it is
Give your recommendations on how you would
improve their policies and/or their website. The paper should be approximately