MHC 6302 Argosy University Health Care Discussion Questions

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Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least two of your classmates’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses in the Discussion Area.

  • Select your local health department and analyze the responsibilities of the department.
  • List two current programs that have been established for the community.
  • Discuss how your local health department interacts with the federal government.
  • Use specific examples and source materials appropriately to show any involvement of the federal government in the work of local health departments.
  • Suggest a way to improve collaboration between local health departments and the federal government. Use an example to illustrate your point.

Resources

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce. (2017). Health data tools and statistics. Retrieved from https://phpartners.org/health_stats.html.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2017). Datasets. Retrieved from https://www.healthdata.gov/search/type/dataset

Week 2 Discussion

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Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least two of your classmates’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses in the Discussion Area.

In 2014, there was an Ebola outbreak in West Africa—Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Using the resources from the World Health Organization (WHO) (Ebola Data and Statistics).

  • Explore statistics relating to this outbreak and create a summary table of current, confirmed cases per country and current confirmed deaths per country.
  • Assume the role of a public health manager and list lessons learned and at least three salient decision-making strategies that you would use to improve response strategies.

Week 3 Discussion

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Before beginning work on this discussion forum, please review the link “Doing Discussion Questions Right,” the expanded grading rubric for the forum, and any specific instructions for this topic.

Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least two of your classmates’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses in the Discussion Area.

  • Differentiate between prospective and retrospective cohort studies.
  • Illustrate when each of these cohort studies should be used in research and address the strengths and weaknesses of them both.

Resources

LaMorte, W.W. (2016, July 12). Prospective and retrospective cohort studies. Retrieved from http://sphweb.bumc.bu.edu/otlt/mph-modules/ep/ep71…

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Week 4 Discussion

Before beginning work on this discussion forum, please review the link “Doing Discussion Questions Right,” the expanded grading rubric for the forum, and any specific instructions for this topic.

Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least two of your classmates’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses in the Discussion Area.

  • Define and differentiate between risk factors and determinants.
  • Select a specific disease and outline three risk factors and three determinants associated with that disease.
  • Identify public health strategies necessary to improve health outcomes of your chosen disease.

Week 5 Discussion

Before beginning work on this discussion forum, please review the link “Doing Discussion Questions Right,” the expanded grading rubric for the forum, and any specific instructions for this topic.

Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least two of your classmates’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses in the Discussion Area.

Discuss how the U.S. should prepare for the future of public health. For example, discuss some considerations to prepare for and reduce any effects from a bioterrorism attack, prepare for natural disasters, and plan for community disaster preparedness. In your summation, provide your thoughts about establishing members of a multidisciplinary task force to improve the health and welfare of society for self-betterment, improve lives, and help individuals see a better future.

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