The factors that determine your health are multifaceted, ranging from age, sex, and genetic makeup to socioeconomic, cultural, and environmental conditions. This week’s Discussion will give you the opportunity to explore these factors further.
To prepare review the weekly readings on social determinants of health and then visit the Healthy People 2020 website (http://www.healthypeople.gov.) Explore the Leading Health Indicators described on the Healthy People website. Then, select one social determinant and one Leading Health Indicator to analyze for this week’s Discussion.
post a comprehensive response to the following questions as they relate to your selected determinant and Leading Health Indicator. Be sure to identify the determinant in the beginning of your posting to your peers.
- In what ways can your select social determinant influence one of the Leading Health Indicators described on the HealthyPeople.gov site? For example, if you choose the Leading Indicator of oral health care, how might the social determinant of socio-economic status impact one’s oral health?
- How do you know this? Summarize the evidence through effective paraphrasing and reference your sources at the end of your post.
- Has the social determinant you chose for this Discussion impacted how you, a friend, or a family member received health care in the past? What was the impact?
Note: Before you post your written response, review the Writing and Library Skills Resource Guide for information pertaining to searching the Walden library databases, effective paraphrasing, using evidence to support written statements, and preparing a reference list. Apply what you’ve learned about paraphrasing and demonstrate your ability to summarize content from the readings in your own words. Also, practice supporting your statements with your readings for this week. Provide a list of references at the end of your post.