Note: This Assignment (both Parts 1 & 2) .

If you talk about a possible poor health outcome, do you believe that outcome will occur? Do you believe eye contact and personal contact should be avoided?

You would have a difficult time practicing as a nurse if you believed these to be true. But they are very real beliefs in some cultures.

Differences in cultural beliefs, subcultures, religion, ethnic customs, dietary customs, language, and a host of other factors contribute to the complex environment that surrounds global healthcare issues. Failure to understand and account for these differences can create a gulf between practitioners and the public they serve.

In this Assignment, you will examine a global health issue and consider the approach to this issue by the United States and by one other country.

To Prepare:

· Review the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global health agenda and select one global health issue to focus on for this Assignment.

· Select at least one additional country to compare to the U.S. for this Assignment.

· Reflect on how the global health issue you selected is approached in the U.S. and in the additional country you selected.

· Review and download the Global Health Comparison Matrix provided in the Resources.

The Assignment: (1- to 2-page Global Health Comparison Matrix; 1-page Plan for Social Change)

Part 1: Global Health Comparison Matrix

Focusing on the country you selected and the U.S., complete the Global Health Comparison Matrix. Be sure to address the following:

· Consider the U.S. national/federal health policies that have been adapted for the global health issue you selected from the WHO global health agenda. Compare these policies to the additional country you selected for study.

· Explain the strengths and weaknesses of each policy.

· Explain how the social determinants of health may impact the global health issue you selected. Be specific and provide examples.

· Using the WHO’s Organization’s global health agenda as well as the results of your own research, analyze how each country’s government addresses cost, quality, and access to the global health issue selected.

· Explain how the health policy you selected might impact the health of the global population. Be specific and provide examples.

· Explain how the health policy you selected might impact the role of the nurse in each country.

· Explain how global health issues impact local healthcare organizations and policies in both countries. Be specific and provide examples.

Part 2: A Plan for Social Change

Reflect on the global health policy comparison and analysis you conducted in Part 1 of the Assignment and the impact that global health issues may have on the world, the U.S., your community, as well as your practice as a nurse leader.

In a 1-page response, create a plan for social change that incorporates a global perspective or lens into your local practice and role as a nurse leader.

· Explain how you would advocate for the incorporation of a global perspective or lens into your local practice and role as a nurse leader.

· Explain how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens might impact your local practice and role as a nurse leader.

· Explain how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens into your local practice as a nurse leader represents and contributes to social change. Be specific and provide examples

Course resources

· Corless, I. B., Nardi, D., Milstead, J. A., Larson, E., Nokes, K. M., Orsega, S., Kurth, A. E., … Woith, W. (2018). 

Expanding nursing’s role in responding to global pandemicsLinks to an external site.

Nursing Outlook, 66(4), 412–415.

· Donkin, A., Goldblatt, P., Allen, J., Nathanson, V., & Marmot, M. (2017). 

Global action on the social determinants of healthLinks to an external site.

BMJ Global Health, 3(1).

· Sandoval-Almazana, R., & Gil-Garcia, J. R. (2011). 

Are government internet portals evolving towards more interaction, participation, and collaboration? Revisiting the rhetoric of e-government among municipalitiesLinks to an external site.

Government Information Quarterly, 29(Suppl. 1), S72–S81.

World Health OrganizationLinks to an external site.
 (WHO). (2021). 
World Health Organization 

Additional information

Again, the assignment is: Week 11-Look at the WHO organization link in your Resources.  Go to the Global Health Agenda- There are now 10. 

Links to an external site.

 1.Build global solidarity for worldwide health security. 2. Speed up access to COVID-19 tests, medicines, and vaccines. 3. Advance health for all. 4. Tackling health inequities 5. Provide global leadership on science and data. 6. Revitalize efforts to tackle communicable diseases 7. Combat drug resistance 8. Prevent and treat NCDs and mental health conditions 9. Build back better 10. Act in solidarity

Here you could address Sharing information & resources, Covid-19, diet, nutrition; environmental issues, Preventative medicine, measles, roundworm, TB, West Nile and Zika.

You are to pick a country and then compare it to the US. The 17 Sustainable Goals, which are published by the United Nations (WHO is part of), will be quite helpful.   

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Number 3.3 is Non communicable diseases. Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide.  If you chose obesity look at Japan and how they regulate weight where in the US, the Obesity epidemic is skyrocketing.