ASB Module 1 - Readings two larger-scale dimensions the...

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Readings: - two larger-scale dimensions: the reduction of social and health inequalities and the striving for health-sustaining environments. Lectures: - Globalization: The growing interconnectedness of ideas, people, resources, and disease vectors as the world economy integrates and our interdependence increases o Globalization has pros & cons for health o Disease has been affected by globalization well back into human history o Infectious diseases now exist in a complicated global ecosystem o Infections move, but so do ideas o Trades and such lead to spread of disease o Europe received and distributed epidemics through trade routes o Syphilis went from New World to Old Word, STD o Syndemics: bringing two or more diseases together to a deadly outcome – like influenza o Codependency in sharing food o Globalization: spreads disease, brings benefits and costs to global health, - U.S Health Care System o Health care is the product of multiple factors interacting with the community o Health policy is a political and historical thing o Prior to WWII, social acceptance of treatment outside of private setting, health was expensive and unpredictable o After WWII, health insurance as a benefit of employment began, disabled and

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