HOW CRUCIAL IS ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE IN DETERMINING HEALTH? BASED ON INSIGHTS FROM THIS LECTURE, WHAT PROPORTIONS OF TOTAL AVAILABLE RESOURCES WOULD YOU ALLOCATE TO (A) HEALTH CARE
HOW CRUCIAL IS ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE IN DETERMINING HEALTH? BASED ON INSIGHTS FROM THIS LECTURE, WHAT PROPORTIONS OF TOTAL AVAILABLE RESOURCES WOULD YOU ALLOCATE TO (A) HEALTH CARE,
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week 2 Discussion Board Posting (on Week 1 presentations—due by 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 1): This assignment is the first of 14 weekly original topical essays (based on questions pertaining to the previous week’s video presentations) that I will be using, in lieu of exams, to assess your mastery of course material. Each of your original essays (worth up to 3 points toward your final grade) should be around 400 words (please include a word count at the end of your posting), and should use appropriately cited concepts, theories, facts, etc., from the assigned videos and/or from peer-reviewed journals or reputable internet sources (NOT Wikipedia). When posting, type or paste directly into the Messages box so that your readers will not have to open attached files (use attachments only for supplementary materials such as photos). In this essay, you are to discuss the following:
(1) Questions from Nolen presentation: How crucial is access to quality health care in determining health? Based on insights from this lecture, what proportions of total available resources would you allocate to (a) health care,
(b) health education, and (c) socioeconomic and environmental conditions so as to maximize population health equity—and WHY?
(2) Questions from Marmot presentation: What is the social gradient of health and mortality? Based on insights from this lecture, what kinds of intervention would you recommend to reduce avoidable health inequalities—and WHY?