List and describe the main structural dimensions of the public health system in Canada.
-Health surveillance, disease and injury protection, health care protection,
population health assessment, health promotion, emergency preparedness (one
being debated on)
oHealth promotion: implements strategies that allows u to improve the
system and improve control
Describe the barriers to the full realization of a strengthened public health system. (What
is stopping it from working)
-More focus on crisis management and prevention
-Problem with new public health definition: the definition duznt work fluidly
(different province to province)
2.Often there is debate amongst health professionals whether to include “Emergency
Preparedness” as a distinct dimension of the emerging new public health system in
Canada. Clearly provide your standpoint with well-drawn out arguments. (Use this
question as a class forum/debate)
-Its important cuz there wud be faster preparedness (Faster reaction times)
-Stock piling of emergency safety products
3.What are some indicators of health status and non-medical determinants of health? How
do they help to explain health and illness in our society?
-Life expectancy; Mortality rate; Causes of death
4.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the gap in health between white
and black Americans has been estimated to cause 84 000 excess deaths a year in the
United States. In the United States, health disparities are well documented in minority
populations such as African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and
Latinos. When compared to European Americans, these minority groups have higher
incidence of chronic diseases, higher mortality, and poorer health outcomes.
In what ways are racism and racialization associated with health and illness?
What strategies could researchers employ in order to explore the role of race in research
on health and illness.