Unit 2 – Assignments
There are four major determinants of health? Explain each determinant and it’s importance to maintaining health.
Discuss the main cultural beliefs and values in American Society have influenced health care delivery and how they have shaped the healthcare delivery system.
What are the two overlapping goals of Healthy People Initiatives and to what extent do you think the objectives set forth in Health People Initiatives can achieve the vision of an integrated approach to health care delivery in the United States?
Briefly describe the concepts of market and social justice. In what way do the two principals complement each other and in what way do they conflict in the US System of health care delivery?
Health Promotion and disease prevention may require both behavioral modification and therapeutic intervention. Briefly discuss the role each plays in health promotion.
Assignment 6 – Discussion Board
Please read the New York Times article “Mortality Drop Seen to Follow 06’ Health Law” by Sabrina Tavernise, May 5, 2014.
Please post your comment on the Discussion Board and please read and respond to a minimum of two of your classmates.
Assignment 7 – Unit 2 Terminology
Please define these terms used in Chapter 2 – and submit them to me with your unit assignments.
- Acute condition
- Behavioral factors
- Chronic condition
- Demand-side rationing
- Determinants of health
- Environmental factors
- Health care system
- Healthy People 2020
- Holistic Medicine
- Planned rationing or supply-side rationing
- Public health
- Quality of life
- Subacute condition