What are social determinants of health? How do social determinants of health contribute to the development of illness? What is a communicable disease chain?

What are social determinants of health? How do social determinants of health contribute to the development of illness? What is a communicable disease chain? Are there steps that a nurse can take to break a link within the communicable disease chain? Give a specific example.

Readings within your text covering international/global health and the following websites will assist you in answering these questions:

  1. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global Health website: http://www.cdc.gov/cogh/index.htm
  2. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Global Health website: http://www.globalhealth.gov/index.html
  3. Families USA – Why Global Health Matters—Here and Abroad website: http://www.familiesusa.org/
  4. World Health Organization (WHO) website: http://www.who.int

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Select a global health issue impacting the international health  community. Briefly describe the global health issue and its impact on  the larger health care system (i.e., continents, regions, countries,  states, and health departments). How can health care delivery systems  work collaboratively to address global health concerns? Who are some of  the stakeholders that may work on these issues?

Readings within your text covering international/global health and  the following websites will assist you in answering these questions:

  1. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global    Health website: http://www.cdc.gov/cogh/index.htm
  2. U.S.    Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Global Health    website: http://www.globalhealth.gov/index.html
  3. Families USA – Why Global Health Matters—Here and Abroad    website: http://www.familiesusa.org/
  4. World Health    Organization (WHO) website: http://www.who.int

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