Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases 1

 

What are social determinants of health? How do social determinants of health contribute to the development of illness? What is a communicable disease chain? Are there steps that a nurse can take to break a link within the communicable disease chain? Give a specific example. 

Readings within your text covering international/global health and the following websites will assist you in answering these questions: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global Health website: http://www.cdc.gov/cogh/index.htm U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Global Health website: http://www.globalhealth.gov/index.html Families USA – Why Global Health Matters—Here and Abroad website: http://www.familiesusa.org/ World Health Organization (WHO) website: http://www.who.int

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