If you talk about a possible poor health outcome, do you believe that outcome will occur? Do you believe eye contact and personal contact should be avoided?

You would have a difficult time practicing as a nurse if you believed these to be true. But they are very real beliefs in some cultures.

Differences in cultural beliefs, subcultures, religion, ethnic customs, dietary customs, language, and a host of other factors contribute to the complex environment that surrounds global healthcare issues. Failure to understand and account for these differences can create a gulf between practitioners and the public they serve.

In this Assignment, you will examine a global health issue and consider the approach to this issue by the United States and by one other country.

To Prepare:

Review the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global health agenda and select one global health issue to focus on for this Assignment.

Select at least one additional country to compare to the U.S. for this Assignment.

Reflect on how the global health issue you selected is approached in the U.S. and in the additional country you selected.

Review and download the Global Health Comparison Matrix provided in the Resources.

The Assignment: (1- to 2-page Global Health Comparison Matrix; 1-page Plan for Social Change)

Part 1: Global Health Comparison Matrix

Focusing on the country you selected and the U.S., complete the Global Health Comparison Matrix. Be sure to address the following:

Consider the U.S. national/federal health policies that have been adapted for the global health issue you selected from the WHO global health agenda. Compare these policies to the additional country you selected for study.

Explain the strengths and weaknesses of each policy.

Explain how the social determinants of health may impact the global health issue you selected. Be specific and provide examples.

Using the WHO’s Organization’s global health agenda as well as the results of your own research, analyze how each country’s government addresses cost, quality, and access to the global health issue selected.

Explain how the health policy you selected might impact the health of the global population. Be specific and provide examples.

Explain how the health policy you selected might impact the role of the nurse in each country.

Explain how global health issues impact local healthcare organizations and policies in both countries. Be specific and provide examples.

Part 2: A Plan for Social Change

Reflect on the global health policy comparison and analysis you conducted in Part 1 of the Assignment and the impact that global health issues may have on the world, the U.S., your community, as well as your practice as a nurse leader.

In a 1-page response, create a plan for social change that incorporates a global perspective or lens into your local practice and role as a nurse leader.

Explain how you would advocate for the incorporation of a global perspective or lens into your local practice and role as a nurse leader.

Explain how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens might impact your local practice and role as a nurse leader.

Explain how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens into your local practice as a nurse leader represents and contributes to social change. Be specific and provide examples.

Recourses;

 

Required Readings

Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Chapter 11, “The Impact of Globalization: Nurses Influencing Global Health Policy” (pp. 194–208)

Corless, I. B., Nardi, D., Milstead, J. A., Larson, E., Nokes, K. M., Orsega, S., Kurth, A. E., … Woith, W. (2018). Expanding nursing’s role in responding to global pandemics. Nursing Outlook, 66(4), 412–415. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2018.06.003
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Donkin, A., Goldblatt, P., Allen, J., Nathanson, V., & Marmot, M. (2017). Global action on the social determinants of health. BMJ Global Health, 3(1). doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000603
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Sandoval-Almazana, R., & Gil-Garcia, J. R. (2011). Are government internet portals evolving towards more interaction, participation, and collaboration? Revisiting the rhetoric of e-government among municipalities. Government Information Quarterly, 29(Suppl. 1), S72–S81. doi:10.1016/j.giq.2011.09.004
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

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Global Health Comparison Grid Template

Use this document to complete the Module 6 Assessment
Global Healthcare Comparison Matrix and Narrative Statement

Global Healthcare Issue



Description

Country

United States





Describe the policy in each country related to the identified healthcare issue

What are the strengths of this policy?

What are the weaknesses of this policy?

Explain how the social determinants of health may impact the specified global health issue. (Be specific and provide examples)

How has each country’ government addressed cost, quality, and access to the selected global health issue?

How has the identified health policy impacted the health of the global population? (Be specific and provide examples)

Describe the potential impact of the identified health policy on the role of nurse in each country.

Explain how global health issues impact local healthcare organizations and policies in both countries. (Be specific and provide examples)

General Notes/Comments

Global Health Comparison

Grid Template

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Evaluation of Childhood Obesity

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Walden University



Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health



NURS 6050

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Evaluation of Childhood Obesity

This is just an example do not follow the citations etc…..

This is just to show you what we are looking for.

Childhood obesity is a rising problem worldwide problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that childhood obesity is one of the “most serious public health challenges of the 21st century” (Howard, 2019). Obesity in children and adolescents is expected to exceed the occurrence of those that are underweight and malnourished in the world by the year 2022 (Howard). According to the WHO, the number of obese children in the world increased from 32 to 41 million over the past 25 years (“GHO”, n.d.). In 2016, the obesity rate in children under the age of 5 in the United States was 22.7 and 18 percent in children over the age of five (“GHO”). New Zealand’s rates of childhood obesity are very similar to the United States, with 20.6 percent of children under the age of 5 and 15 percent in the childhood population over 5 years old (“GHO”). The purpose of this paper is to discuss the global health impact of childhood obesity as well as compare the United States with New Zealand on obesities impact, policy implementation, and plans to improve this rising health dilemma.

Global Health Comparison Grid Template

Global Healthcare Issue

Childhood Obesity

Description

Childhood obesity is on the rise in the United States and across the world. Measuring obesity in children can be difficult due to the fact that they are constantly changing and growing (Howard). It is also difficult to make comparisons due to the fact that different locations vary in their methods for data collection, measuring, and reporting of children’s Body Mass Index (Howard). However, regardless of the way data is collected and measured, studies have proven multiple negative health effects that occur from obesity. Ch