share some of your ideas on how you can use the knowledge and insights gained in this course to promote positive social change in a community/country and the world. It is advisable to select a community/country other than the one where you live. DO NOT USE THE UNITED STATES

To prepare for the Final Project, review all the week’s Learning Resources and consider possible issues you might encounter when implementing a policy.

Note: In grading your required Final Project, your Instructor uses a Final Project Rubric located in the Course Informationarea. Review this rubric prior to completing your assignment.

Final Project (7–10 pages), not including the cover and the references:

In developing a policy in the country you selected, consider the following:

  • Explain the rationale for selecting the country.
  • Describe the social determinants of health in the country that you would need to address. Explain why you need to address these determinants.
  • Explain the possible public issues you might encounter in health literacy and cultural awareness in this country.
  • Describe the relationship between health inequality/inequities and life expectancy for the population in your selected country.
  • Describe two current efforts in this country (you selected) to reduce health inequities.
  • Explain how you might develop a health policy so that it gets the support of the country you selected. Note: Take into account the culture of the country.

Use APA formatting for your Final Project and to cite your resources. Expand on your insights utilizing the Learning Resources.


Wilkinson, R., & Pickett, K. (2010). The spirit level: Why greater equality makes societies stronger. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Press.
Chapter 15, “Equality and Sustainability” (pp. 217–234)

Alles, M., Eussen, S., Ake-Tano, O., Diouf, S., Tanya, A., Lakati, A., . . . Mauras, C. (2013). Situational analysis and expert evaluation of the nutrition and health status of infants and young children in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 34(3), 287–298.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Baum, F. (2008). The Commission on the Social Determinants of Health: Reinventing health promotion for the twenty-first century? Critical Public Health, 18(4), 457–466.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Dankwa-Mullan, I., Rhee, K. B., Williams, K., Sanchez, I., Sy, F. S., Stinson, N., & Ruffin, J. (2010). The science of eliminating health disparities: Summary and analysis of the NIH summit recommendations. American Journal of Public Health, 100(Suppl. 1), S12–S18.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Jones, C. M. (2010). The moral problem of health disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 100(Suppl. 1), S47–S51.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Koh, H. K., & Nowinski, J. M. (2010). Health equity and public health leadership. American Journal of Public Health, 100(Suppl. 1), S9–S11.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Kruk, M. E., Porignon, D., Rockers, P. C., & Van Lerberghe, W. V. (2010). The contribution of primary care to health and health systems in low- and middle-income countries: A critical review of major primary care initiatives. Social Science & Medicine, 70(6), 904–911.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Venkatapuram, S. (2010). Global justice and the social determinants of health. Ethics & International Affairs, 24(2), 119–130.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Hashim, J., Chongsuvivatwong, V., Phua, K. H., Popcock, N., Teng, Y. M., Chhem, R. K., . . . Lopez, A. (2012). Health and healthcare systems in Southeast Asia. Retrieved from 

Gapminder (n.d.). Retrieved February 13, 2014, from 

Rudan, I., O’Brien, K. L., Nair, H., Liu, L., Theodoratou, E., Qazi, S., . . . Campbell, H. (2013). Epidemiology and etiology of childhood pneumonia in 2010: Estimates of incidence, severe morbidity, mortality, underlying risk factors and causative pathogens for 192 countries. Journal of Global Health, 3(1). Retrieved from 

UNICEF Bangladesh. Health and nutrition. (n.d.). Retrieved February 13, 2014, from 

Weiss, M. G., Somma, D., Karim, F., Abouihia, A., Auer, C., Kemp, J., & Jawahar, M. S. (2008). Cultural epidemiology of TB with reference to gender in Bangladesh, India, and Malawi. The International Journal of TB & Lung Disease, 12(7). Retrieved from 

World Health Organization. (2010). Health system in Bangladesh. Retrieved from  

World Health Organization. (2012). Health systems in sub-Saharan Africa: What is their status and role in meeting the health millennium development goals? 

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