How does the WHO define health?

  1. What are three differences between public health and medicine? Be able to give an example to help you explain at least one difference. Hint: This might be a short answer question.
  2. Know these terms: public health, population health, global health, global health security, globalization.
  3. Review this link. Healthy People 2020 “Global Health”. Go to:
  4. What are considered the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century? KNOW THIS!!!
  5. What is meant by an intervention? Briefly describe what might be an intervention to help address the need of hunger among elementary school aged children in the USA or in a poorer country.
  6. What are the three levels of disease prevention?
  7. What is meant by the burden of disease? Is it simply the cost of the medical tests, treatments or cures for the person?
  8. What is the difference between the terms incidence of a disease and the prevalence of a disease?
  9. What do these terms mean Vital statistics, birth rate, death/mortality rate, life expectancy, Healthy life expectancy (HALE), Morbidity, etiology, intervention?
  10. What are the United Nations Sustainable development goals? There are all important but in your opinion, which one do you think will be extremely impactful on the health of young children. Explain briefly.
  11. Think of an example of how innovations in health technology can improve the health of persons with limited access, rural, or persons living in a poor community. BE CREATIVE but be PRACTICAL!! Don’t simply talk about sending more doctors to the areas. Think technological!
  12. The video clip on poverty in America that discussed the situation in an Alabama county. Please write a few statements of your reaction to the video. What was most surprising, interesting? How do you feel about what you saw? Can the situation be fixed? What do you think should be done about it?

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