The assignment should be 700-900 words in length. Citations are not required unless you use outside resources to help synthesize or reflect on concepts discussed in the interview. If you require citations, please follow the APA Style. A. Interview Guide 1. You can choose to conduct these interviews on days and times of your choosing. 2. It is recommended that you conduct them live (e.g., phone, FaceTime, Zoom) and not opt to email or text the questions to the community member. The goal is to have the interviews be conversational and discussion-based so the format is significant, particularly since the questions built off each other. 3. You are not required to submit audio recordings or full transcripts of the interview content. 4. You are advised to take detailed notes (on paper or electronically) as the interview occurs and devote time at the completion of the interview to review your notes for accuracy and completion. 5. It is recommended that you build in sufficient time in your planning to schedule and conduct the interviews. You should also build in sufficient time to personally reflect on the completed interviews well before the due date. 6. At a minimum, you select two individuals; however, you can choose to conduct more interviews. Recall that the word count range does not change if you select to interview >2 interviews so prepare with this guideline in mind. 7. It is recommended that you interview adults who may represent different segments of your community B. Interview Script Hello [first name] and thank you for your interest and willingness to speak with me today. As I mentioned to you earlier, I am currently enrolled in a course at UB on public health. One of my assignments for this course is to interview community members to discuss broad topics we’ve covered in class. Please know that there are no right or wrong answers to these questions. Let’s get started with the questions. 1. When you hear the words “public health” what does that term mean to you? a. How do you think the general public thinks about the field of public health? 2. In what ways has the current COVID-19 pandemic influenced or changed your view of public health? 3. Do you remember any changes in which diseases or health conditions you were concerned about as a child compared to today? a. Please describe an example or two. b. Were any of these specific to a certain demographic or identity? 4. What do you think might account for the change in diseases or health conditions in the past 100 years? a. What would you hope the future looks compared to today in terms of diseases or health conditions? C. Instructions for Writing and Submitting the Assignment • You will need to go beyond simple description of what information was shared by the participants and provide your original evaluation and analysis. You report must write more than just a copy of what the interviewee says. It is your responsibility to summarize and highlight the key findings from the interviews and present your synthesis. • It is important to note that you do not have the space to provide each individuals’ answer to each of the posed questions from the interview script. • Organize your paper for clarity and cohesion following these sections: a) Key Findings from Interviews (approximately 350-450 words) • Summarize the participants’ responses to your interview questions. This section should be approximately one half of the overall word length. You can label the individuals as: Interviewee #1 and Interviewee #2 for ease and convenience when referring to them throughout the assignment. Do not provide interviewee first or last names. b) Synthesis across Interviews (approximately 300-400 words) • Describe and synthesize the information gathered across the interviews. c) • What were similarities and differences between the responses? How did it push, challenge, or reinforce your knowledge of public health or what we’ve talked about in class this semester? Were you surprised by any differences or similarities between answers, or what you might have answered if you were asked the questions? Reflection (approximately 100 words) • Please expand on a general reflection of this interview exercise, course topics, and public health’s effort to improve population health. You do not need to answer all of these questions in this section. These questions are some ideas for how to formulate your reflection: o What did you learn from doing these interviews? What surprised you,or didn’t surprise you? How do you think these responses reflect on the general population view of public health? o What were some of the most interesting discoveries I made while working on this project? About population health and the role of public health? About myself? About others? Table summarizing interviewee characteristics • Do not provide interviewee names. • You should succinctly indicate general characteristics of each interviewee and provide in a table at the end of your written text on a separate page at the end of your written report. • This information is not included in your overall word count.