In this Discussion, you bring together the concepts that have been presented throughout this course by analyzing a current population health topic from an epidemiological approach. Consider the cultural, ethical, regulatory, and legal factors that may influence your selected topic.

To prepare:

 

  • Review the case study, presented on page 288 of your course text, Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness. Consider the cultural, ethical, and legal factors presented in the case study and how they influence the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project.
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  • With these thoughts in mind, select a current public health initiative that has been discussed in the popular press or available at the CDC website or your state’s health department website.
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  • Consider this initiative through the lens of an epidemiologist, and identify what you think are the three most important issues related to culture, ethics, regulatory, or legal aspects of the public health initiative.
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  • Consider how current health care legislation might impact your selected public health initiative. Conduct additional research as necessary.
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Post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

 

  • Provide a summary of your selected public health initiative, and include a reference to the article (and URL to the article, if possible).
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  • Analyze the cultural, ethical, regulatory, and legal factors that influence your specified population health topic.
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  • Evaluate how current health care legislation may positively or negatively impact your selected public health initiative.

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