Assignment: global healthcare comparison matrix and narrative | NURS 6050 – Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health | Walden University
Global Health Comparison Matrix and Plan for Social Change
Introduction Global health issues require a collective effort from countries worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified some of the pressing global health issues that require urgent attention, including infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, mental health, and environmental health. The United States (U.S.) and Brazil are two countries that face similar global health issues, but their approaches to these issues differ. This paper will provide a comparison matrix between the U.S. and Brazil regarding non-communicable diseases, specifically diabetes. Additionally, the paper will present a plan for social change that incorporates a global perspective into my role as a nurse leader.
Part 1: Global Health Comparison Matrix
| United States | Brazil | |—————-|————-| | National Policy| Healthy People 2030|Brazilian National Health Policy| | Strengths| Collaboration among various stakeholders to promote diabetes education and prevention| Comprehensive health system covering the entire population| | Weaknesses| High healthcare costs and limited access to care for underserved populations| Limited coverage of specialized services and shortage of healthcare professionals in rural areas| | Social Determinants of Health| Access to healthy food options and safe places to exercise can be limited for lower-income communities| Similar challenges in addition to limited access to clean water| | Government Approach to Cost, Quality, and Access| Focused on expanding coverage for diabetes management and prevention services| Emphasizes comprehensive care and health promotion and disease prevention activities| | Impact on Global Population Health| Diabetes prevention and management strategies can be implemented in other countries| Brazil’s comprehensive approach to healthcare can be emulated in other countries | | Impact on Nurse Role| Nurses can be involved in diabetes prevention education and promotion activities| Nurses play a vital role in providing comprehensive care and management of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases | | Impact on Local Healthcare Organizations and Policies| Diabetes prevention and management policies and programs can be implemented in local healthcare organizations| Brazil’s approach to comprehensive care can influence policy changes in local healthcare organizations|
Part 2: A Plan for Social Change
To advocate for the incorporation of a global perspective into my role as a nurse leader, I would:
- Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to develop and implement diabetes prevention and management programs in my local community.
- Incorporate cultural competence and awareness into my practice to provide better care for underserved populations with diabetes.
- Advocate for policies that promote access to affordable and comprehensive diabetes care for all patients, regardless of socioeconomic status or location.
- Use social media platforms and other communication channels to raise awareness about the importance of diabetes prevention and management, particularly in developing countries where access to healthcare is limited.
The incorporation of a global perspective into my local practice as a nurse leader represents and contributes to social change by:
- Promoting health equity and reducing health disparities among underserved populations.
- Raising awareness and educating patients and the public about diabetes prevention and management, leading to better health outcomes.
- Encouraging healthcare organizations and policymakers to adopt comprehensive and patient-centered care models, similar to Brazil’s healthcare system.
- Contributing to the overall effort to improve global health outcomes and promote a healthier future for all.
Global health issues, such as non-communicable diseases, require a comprehensive and collaborative approach from all countries worldwide. The U.S. and Brazil have different approaches to diabetes management and prevention, but both can learn from each other to improve health outcomes. As a nurse leader, incorporating a global perspective into my local practice can help reduce health disparities and promote health equity, leading to better health outcomes for all.