Week 5: Economic Determinants of Population Health
Last week, you examined how the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) impacted population health. Although economic stability is considered one of the social determinants, research has demonstrated the significance of economics solely to health.
Poverty and poor health worldwide are inextricably linked. The causes of poor health for millions globally are rooted in political, social and economic injustices. Poverty is both a cause and a consequence of poor health. Poverty increases the chances of poor health. Poor health in turn traps communities in poverty (Health Poverty Action, n.d.).
As a health care administrator, you want to break that cycle in the community. Therefore, this week you reflect on how economics intermingles with and impacts population health. You examine how economic and social determinants impact a rural health population and develop services to build a healthier community.
Analyze social and economic determinants that impact rural population health
Evaluate alternative services and programs to support and sustain rural population health
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Note: Most journal articles for this course are available online through the Walden Library databases, unless linked directly in the classroom. The Course Readings List contains all of the required Walden Library resources for this course. Please click on the following link to access the applicable list for this course: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/mmha6200
Nash, D. (2016). Population Health: Creating a culture of wellness. Salsbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett
Chapter 8, “Behavioral Economics”
Review: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Social determinants of health. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/
Review: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Healthy People 2020. (2015d). Determinants of health. Retrieved from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/foundation-health-measures/Determinants-of-Health
Review: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Healthy People 2020. (2015c). Social determinants of health. Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/social-determinants-health