HP609 Health Policy, Politics, and Perspectives
Week 5 Discussion
Public Health and Disparities and Social Determinants of Health
In 500-750 words, post in your assigned group your response to the prompt. In your initial post, refer at least one article related to your entry from a reputable newspaper (can be online) or other media source that is current within one month and post the link. You must have at least two references in your initial posting, and the media source can be one of the two. An easy way to find current articles on health policy is through Kaiser Health News.
Discussion Topic: In your post, you should discuss if and how the ACA has impacted your topic, and the impact of Republican proposals to repeal/replace the ACA on your topic.
Group 1: Health Disparities: What are two public policies needed to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care?
Group 2: Quality: What are two public policies needed to improve quality without increasing expenses?
Make sure that your initial post is in your group thread and that your replies are to two of your classmates’ posts in the other group.This is not a group project, requiring you to post as a group. Students are grouped by topic only and should post an initial entry on your assigned topic as an individual.