Social determinants of health

What are social determinants of health? How do social determinants of health
contribute to the development of illness? What is a communicable disease chain? Are
there steps that a nurse can take to break a link within the communicable disease
chain? Give a specific example.

Readings within your text covering international/global health and the following
websites will assist you in answering these questions:

1. US. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global Health

website: httpflwwwcdcgov/cogh/index-htm

2. US. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Global Health

website: htth/wwwglobalhealth.govflndex.html

3. Families USA – Why Global Health Matters-Here and Abroad

website: htth/wwwfamiliesusaorg/

4. World Health Organization (WHO) website: http://www-who.int

For this DQ, since this is a community health nursing course you will want to make sure
that you provide interventions to break the communicable disease focus from a
community based focus and not acute care settings- If you use handwashing as your
intervention, please be sure to add at least one additional example-