Assignment: Global Perspective: Responding to a Health Crisis

Is it really possible to create a pandemic-free world? What preventive measures would need to take place to make this happen? What changes to the healthcare workforce might be necessary to ensure a pandemic-free world?

In this Assignment, you will analyze a health crisis by completing the Global Response Matrix Template. You will also analyze the healthcare workforce and effective partnerships in a global health crisis, including health administrators and health educators.

To prepare:

  • Review the executive summary and other relevant sections of Protecting Humanity From Future Health Crises (United Nations, 2016), and reflect on lessons learned from the Ebola health crisis.
  • Conduct a search to identify additional scholarly resources.
  • Consider that the broadest definition of population health concerns the health of the world’s population.
  • Reflect on how the key topics covered in this course up to this week inform health systems transformation.
  • Consider how each course topic influences health outcomes for populations.
  • Download the Global Response Matrix Template.

The Assignment: (Global Response Matrix and narrative statement)

Matrix:

Complete the Global Response Matrix Template by explaining how each course topic or issue manifested during the health crisis. Be sure to include the following:

  • Public health/health education
  • Health workforce
  • Health equity
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Evidence-based practice

Narrative Statement (1 page)

Analyze the healthcare workforce and effective partnerships in a global health crisis. Specifically, address the following:

  • Best practices for health administrators in the event of a global health crisis
  • Best practices for health educators in the event of a global health crisis
  • What you can specifically do to prepare professionally, including examples
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