Select a country or region other than the United States to serve as the focus of your entire project. (To keep the work manageable, a region would consist of two or three adjacent countries such as Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.) In your Region and Social Determiners paper:
Analyze the social determiners of health for the region. Be sure to include the following in your discussion:
Levels of wealth or poverty.
Educational attainment and availability of schools.
Cultural beliefs and how they might impact women’s rights and access to education for girls.
Access to public health.
Quality of housing and sewage disposal.
Access to food and shelter.
Summarize the public health status for the region, including an analysis of the impact of social determiners.
Describe any physical, psychological, or environmental factors crossing international boundaries that impact public health practice in your region. Include things such as:
Access to drinkable water.
Farmland available to feed the local culture.
Cultural prejudices (including those that might interfere with admitting to or getting help for a disease like HIV/AIDS).
Potential psychological challenges due to ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status.
Diseases influenced by environmental conditions.
Examine the relationship among global, national, and local conditions as it relates to your selected region.
Identify a particular public health issue in the region as the focus of your project.
Examine the impact of social determiners on the health issue.
Describe how the interrelationship and interdependence of domestic and global public health systems affect the issue.