Health and quality of Life notes 3

Health and quality of Life notes 3 - Health and Quality of...

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Health and Quality of Life 9/2/2010 -Next week small groups will be assigned; Check Moodle. -Quiz next week covers lectures on policy, social determinants, the healthcare system, ethics, measures and the film. Review from last week: Two major characteristics of US Healthcare system: -Our healthcare system is very expensive -Our healthcare system is hi-tech How do we pay for our healthcare? -insurance, and taxes What are Determinants? Class Discussion: -Sleep -Nutrition -Physical Activity -Stress -Location Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) -Health is very sensitive to the social environment -Social environments are created by a community and can be changed. -Lower income people have substantially shorter life spans and more illness. 10 Social Determinants of Health -Acronym for remembering these 10 determinants is “Gusaf Sweet” 1. G-Social Gradient-“Social Ladder” 2. U- Unemployment 3. S-Stress 4. A- Addiction 5. F- Food
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Health and Quality of Life 9/2/2010 6. S- Social Support 7. W- Work 8. E- Social Exclusion
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