Epidemiology Discussion post 1 Ecological Perspective on Health and Wellness The


Epidemiology
Discussion post 1
Ecological Perspective on Health and Wellness
The ecological perspective is a useful framework for understanding the range of factors that influence health and well-being. It is a model that can assist in providing a complete perspective of the factors that affect specific health behaviors, including the social determinants of health. Refer to ecological model readings listed in the unit readings, which will help you with this discussion. Complete the following:
Discuss how the ecological model is applicable to your select public health problem.
Give examples of other applications of the ecological model in public health.
Health Policy
Discussion Post 2
Health Care Reform and Policy Changes
As a patient-consumer and health leader, use evidence to discuss the effects of health care reforms and policy changes on private and nonprofit organizations’ profitability. Examples of health care reforms include things such as the quality management component of the Affordable Care Act. How have these changes in profitability affected these organizations? How does uncertainty about future health care reforms and policy changes affect these organizations?
Include two academic references in your post. Use the current APA style and formatting appropriate to the type of reference you provide.
Discussion Post 3
Effects of Change on Independent Practices
As a health leader, use evidence to discuss the effects of hospital mergers, consolidations, and expansions on independent practices. Also, include in your discussion how independent practices affect public health. What trends do you see affecting the future of independent practices?
Include two academic references in your post. Use the current APA style and formatting appropriate to the type of reference you provide.


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