Why is the definition of health important to health policy?

Review the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition of health in Chapter 7 of your textbook. Then, write a research paper fulfilling the following requirements.

  • Why is the definition of health important to health policy?
  • Define the term “target population” as it relates to health policy.
  • How do societal influences impact the identification and definition process of policy?
  • Research a healthcare organization and highlight how their policies align or misalign with the WHO’s definition of health.

The paper

  • Must be 4 to 6 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least four scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
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