Leading Health Indicators Development and US Health Care System Discussion

1. Read: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/leading-health-indicators/Leading-Health-Indicators-Development-and-Framework

Explore HealthyPeople.gov to familiarize yourself with an initiative aimed at promoting health through attaining four overarching goals.

After navigating the site, respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: Be sure to provide professional literature/references to support your answers.

  • How are the leading health indicators selected?
  • Which of the leading health indicator topic(s) is/are most important for your community or practice setting? Why?

2. In this week’s library readings, Keepnews (2013) states “the challenges facing the U.S. health care system— expanding access, reducing costs, ensuring quality, and transforming how care is delivered—affect everyone, regardless of political affiliation. Everyone—including every nurse, and certainly every nurse preparing for an advanced role— needs to understand the issues surrounding health reform” (p. 183).

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: Be sure to provide professional literature/references to support your answers.

  • What role do politics play in key issues like expanding access, reducing costs, and improving quality in your organization, community, or practice setting? Cite specific examples from practice or literature.

3. Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:Be sure to provide professional literature/references to support your answers.

  • As digital epidemiology becomes more prevalent, what are some of the ethical considerations of using big data in public health surveillance?

4. Read: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/Leading-Health-Indicators

Healthy People strives to improve the health of all U.S. residents by providing 10-year national goals and objectives.

Review the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators and objectives.

Identify the leading health indicators and objectives related to infectious diseases.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: Be sure to provide professional literature/references to support your answers.

  • Which Healthy People 2020 objectives related to infectious diseases are most important to you and your community? Why?

5.Explore the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory data @ https://www.who.int/gho/en/

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: Be sure to provide professional literature/references to support your answers.

  • How does the work of the World Health Organization impact local communities in the United States?
  • How could it impact your local community?

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