Module 3 - Case
The Global Economy and its Impact on Human Health
Foundation for this assignment
Your colleague was excited to tell you about having the opportunity to attend a 2012 presentation on Global Health Strategy by Kathleen Sebelius, the 21st Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Even though you could not attend, you can view the 16-minute video recording at http://www.globalhealth.gov/global-programs-and-initiatives/global-health-strategy/index.html
That started you thinking about global health policy and what we can do to change the world, so you decided to explore and learn more.
Task for this Assignment
- Take the Global Health Policy Quiz at http://kff.org/quiz/global-health-policy-quiz/ . In 1 page, please discuss how well you did (or didn't do). Which answers surprised you? What did you learn? How will you use your new level of awareness?
- After viewing the slides at "A Conversation About How We Change the World" by Melinda Gates (9/17/13), write a 1 page response to the question on the final slide in that presentation. Be sure to support your response with evidence and citations.
Some of the information you learned from the video of Kathleen Sebelius' presentation on Global Health Strategy should help you with this part of the assignment.
The slides are available at http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2013/09/Explaining-the-MDGs,
In order to earn full credit
You must clearly show that you have read the module homepage and the required background materials that relate to this assignment. You are welcome to do research in addition to -- but not instead of -- the required readings.
Please write your paper in your own words. That is the only way I can evaluate your level of understanding.
Even though the papers must be written in your own words, you are required to use scholarly and professional sources to support your statement. Cite sources for any statement of fact or idea that is not common knowledge. You must cite the sources within the body of the paper and include a reference list at the end of the paper.
Quotes are very rarely needed; if necessary, they should comprise much less than 10% of a paper and must be in quotation marks and properly cited.
Draw upon a broad base of scholarly literature to support your statements. Web sites and fact sheets may be a useful starting point; however, you are expected to locate peer-reviewed readings on your topic from the electronic library.
Wikipedia is not an acceptable source of information. Use credible, professional, and scholarly sources such as peer-reviewed journal articles from the Online Library, and government, university, or nonprofit organizations’ Web sites.