Major Public Health Issues in the U.S. and Developing Nations


This week’s readings present a look at public health nursing at local, state, and national levels and an overview of the evolution of global health. In particular, in the Global Health Care Issues and Policies textbook, the introduction outlined the role of the World Health Organization and the assistance provided by the World Bank in promoting global health. Chapters 1 and 2 outlined the current health status of both developed and developing countries and provided an overview of issues those selected countries are facing.

Health statistics can be used to examine the functioning of a health care system within a nation. For example, infant mortality is often used for this purpose.


For this Application, write a 3- to 4-page paper comparing the infant mortality rates or HIV rates for the U.S. to one developed and one developing country.


 Include a summary on what the United States could learn from other countries that have better rates


 Include information about the workforce that is available to care for the population in each country.




Course Text: Holtz, Carol. (2013). Global health care: Issues and policies (2nd edition). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.




Chapter 1




Chapter 2




Course Text: Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. (2014). Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the community. (Rev. 8th ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Mosby Elsevier.



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