A National Partnership

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please read the A National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities in The United States   Using the blank grid below, list one determinant for each level. An example grid is also shown. You cannot duplicate the answers listed in the example. To be eligible for full credit you must not repeat factors that have already been mentioned in prior student postings. In this way it is somewhat like a competition, as those who post early have the broadest selection of factors.

 

Example:

Individual

Ex. Age

Household

Ex. Number of Members

Community

Ex. Status of women in the community

National

Ex. Unemployment levels

International

Ex. Terms of Trade

Blank grid to copy and paste into your discussion posting:

Individual

Insert Response

Household

Insert Response

Community

Insert Response

National

Insert Response

International

Insert Response

 

Once you have completed your grid, below the box highlight in writing how each factor could be connected to others. Using the example above, your posting could look like the following:

Due to having multiple children at a young age (AGE), the mother was unable to complete her education as a stay-at-home mom and thus found it difficult to find full-time employment (STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE COMMUNITY and UNEMPLOYEMENT). Due to the mother’s unemployment she was forced to move back into her parents’ apartment which caused overcrowding and financial stress (NUMBER of MEMBERS). In an effort to contribute to the household income the mother chose to work in an undocumented textiles factory which paid her below minimum wage but allowed her to remain on Medicaid and other government assistance programs (TERMS OF TRADE).

We encourage you to be creative with your selections. You would be amazed at how easy it is to create a fictitious narrative around social and biological disparities just due to the fact that they have become so commonplace in many of our personal interactions.

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