Health Care System

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HSC-4021 Discussion Questions

Part-1 – *150 words – include references*

Public Health Care System

The terms: health care and public health are often used interchangeably. Two such widely used terms are public health and health promotion.

· Define the terms public health and health promotion.

· What are the similarities and differences between the two?

· What specific health promotion activity was provided in your community during the past one year and what was the beneficial result?

· How did Healthy People 2020 develop and what is the purpose and goals of this program?

Over the years, the public health care system has evolved due to the numerous legislative and regulatory influences. These efforts are being illustrated as legislative and regulatory pressures on the form and function of the delivery system.

Note: Click www.nursingworld.org to view a link to get a better understanding about the issues affecting the community and nation (Go to Policy and Advocacy > Congress and Federal Agencies > Legislation and Issues).

· What current legislation has had the maximum impact on the way health care is provided?

· What interest group(s) influenced the establishment of this legislation?

Mention an interest associated with a health care promotion or wellness program that, according to you, had the greatest impact on the people of the U.S. in the last three years. Provide a description of this program.
The description should include the following details:

o What were the activities actually associated with the program?

o How was it reported in the media?

o What was it about this program that had an impact on you?

o What population was involved? Why do you think the specified population was involved in the program?

o What do you think can be done by society to promote this program?

PART – 2 – *150words – include references*

Health Care and Its Related Issues

There are several ways to measure the health status of a community or an entire population. In order to understand the implications of legal and regulatory policies in health care promotion and wellness, it is mandatory to analyze the impact of the social needs of local populations on their health care issues.

· What are the benefits measuring the health status of individuals aged fifteen to sixty four years in a particular community or an entire population? What effect do these benefits have on the health status of the community or the entire population?

· Which one health statistic has had the most significant impact on the health care profession in the entire US or your community in the last year? Discuss.

· Identify one major local social issue currently being addressed by the local elected officials (major, governor, or town council).

o What ramifications does this issue have on the local population?

o Does this issue have any legal impact on the community? Why or why not?

For a successful health status of a community, school health is critical to our future. How can we incorporate a program within the school focusing on the safety and well-being of students along with the social needs and health care issues?

· If you are asked to develop a school health policy for an elementary school, who would be the stakeholders in this process?

· What types of resources will you need to develop a program?

· How will the focus of the program target health promotion or wellness?

· What considerations should be taken into consideration when developing the program, such as the physical and social environment?

· What factors are taken into consideration when developing a program targeting elementary school age children versus adult?

· What anticipated or perceived objections would you expect?

· As we continue to move in the twenty first century, what elementary school health or safety issues are emerging?

PART – 3 – *100 words – *include references*

Health Problems among Teens and Young Adults

The course textbook An Introduction to Community Health refers to teens and their risky behaviors. The number of single parent households with children under the age of eighteen continues to rise. Unemployment is higher for teens and young adults, especially for minority populations. Health behavior and lifestyle choices are tested during this timeframe, with tobacco use, underage drinking, abuse of prescription illegal drugs, and risky sexual behavior. Teen violence and suicide are also a cause of concern to families and the community.

· How do social and environmental factors affect teens and young adults making healthy or unhealthy decisions? How influential is the family environment?

· What motivates teens to form groups and how do negative behaviors increase when teens are involved in small or large gangs?

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