3 postsRe: Topic 2 DQ 2
“Global health plays an increasingly crucial role in both global security and the security of the U.S. population (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2019)”. The health in our communities or in the United States population could possibly be affected by events around the world. For example, there is more access to easily visit many countries throughout the globe. Many individuals enjoy travelling and explore countries which they may not be aware a health threat or epidemic is developing. It is often heard or written in the news of infectious diseases are emerging and causing a threat. “The Institute of Medicine’s 2003 report Microbial Threats to Health2 stresses that the United States should enhance the global capacity for responding to infectious disease threats and should take a leadership role in promoting a comprehensive, global, real-time infectious disease surveillance system (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2019)”.
Website, https://www.intrahealth.org/vital/10-global-health-issues-watch-2019, lists ten global health issues to watch in 2019. Unbelievably one that hits close to most of our communities is food related. Across the globe, there is high demand for high calorie and low to no nutritional value diets that are being combine with a sedentary lifestyle which increases the probability of heart disease, diabetes and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).“NCDs are now responsible for around 41 million deaths per year, according to the World Health Organization—and more than 85% of those occur in low- and middle-income countries (IntraHealth International, INC., 2019)”. This affects everyone, even impacts larger health care systems. “NCDs are estimated to cause a cumulative loss of output of $47 trillion between 2011 and 2030 (Kaoser Family Foundation, 2019)”.
The health care stakeholders have been aware of the emerging global health issue, it is alarming because many of the non-communicable diseases may be prevented all with proper nutrition and adding more activity in the individual’s routine. The health care delivery systems have a system where the goals are to promote health, prevent the disease, and protect the population’s health. My example was regarding nutrition, stake holders may encourage fast food restaurants to serve healthier alternatives as equally affordable as the high fat cheap take outs. In regard to activity, insurances may offer discounts for gym memberships or online virtual classes that may be done in the comfort of their home. These suggestions will not take a toll on their budget compare to a person acquiring an NCD and accruing clinical or hospital bills. The investment in providing proper education is necessary and the process ought to be aim globally.