Assignment 1

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Library Research Assignment

You are interested in learning more about the health care reform that is occurring in the United States. You want to determine how this relates to international health care. Using the library, Internet, and other resources, conduct research and address the following:

Explain how macroeconomic factors affect health care costs.
Find comparative statistics for the U.S. health care system and the Canadian health care system. What is currently the major difference between the U.S. health care system and the Canadian health care system?
By comparing and analyzing the Canadian and the U.S. health care systems, describe how financing is provided to both national health care systems.
Be sure to support your information by citing at least 2 references using APA format.

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Assignment 2

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

As a health care professional for an international health care network, you plan to visit 7 foreign countries this year as part of a communicable disease prevention program. Before you travel, you need to provide information to your assistants about the health care services in the countries you will be visiting, as well as on the World Health Organization (WHO), the agency that is concerned with international public health.

Research using the Library and other resources to address the following:

Provide examples that show how the WHO is involved with global health care assistance.
Explain the role that the WHO plays in the prevention of communicable diseases.
Select 7 foreign countries, and briefly describe the communicable disease situation in the selected countries. Include your statistics in a table format.
What are the possible sources of financing for programs like the one in which you are involved?
Be sure to support your information by citing at least 2 references using APA format.

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

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