Choose one of the topics for your initial post:
1. Compare and contrast American and global health? As Americans, why is it important that we “pay attention” to global health issues, i.e., outbreaks?
2. Why is the U.S. healthcare system so complicated when compared to other countries? Please include specific examples.
3. What is the real and perceived performance of the US health care system? Are the views different among patients, providers, payers, policy makers? Why or why not?
responses should be no less than 250 words in length not including your reference(s) and supported by at least two references.
State Health Departments
Look up your state’s health department by accessing their website (Maryland). You may also access the ASTHO website: http://www.astho.org/default.aspx for information.
Describe the structure, general functions, specific services, resources, and other important features of your state’s health department.
responses should be no less than 200 words in length not including your reference(s) and supported by at least two references.