Essay 5: Sentiment “we are all born equal”
Post a brief reflection on how the commonly held sentiment “we are all born equal” may constrain how society thinks about early life. Comment on influences that this concept may overlook or mask. Then, explain two ways the use of concepts of the developmental origins of life and health can influence adult morbidity. Describe two challenges to addressing the upstream risk and protective determinants of health in current health policies and programs in the U.S. or in other countries. Then, explain two ways that using ideas about how life and health develop can change how sick adults are. Describe two problems with the current health policies and programs in the U.S. or other countries that make it hard to address the upstream risk and protective determinants of health. Also, explain why they are challenges. Finally, offer two suggestions for improving child health that can have a long-term benefit on population health for one chronic disease and explain why. Expand on your insights utilizing the Learning Resources.