It is the health of people in a worldwide context. It goes beyond the perspective, and it concerns individual countries or states (Jacobsen, 2008).
It is the state of an individual having a complete mental, physical, and well-being but not just the absence of infirmity or diseases (Jacobsen, 2008).
International vs. Global Health
International health focuses more on health policies, systems, and practices in countries other than in a single country. It stresses more on the differences between the countries rather than their commonalities (Jacobsen, 2008). On the other hand, global health is used to describe health concerns or issues that transcend any regional or national border, culture, race, and ethnicity (Jacobsen, 2008).
World Health Organization is a specialized organization of the United Nations, and it is responsible for any international health issues or concerns (Labonte, 20011).
A risk factor is a variable that is associated with an increased disease, condition, or infection. For example, smoking is a risk factor to lung cancer (Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors, 2008).
This is lack of equality in health outcomes and access to healthcare services in a population within the healthcare system (Williams, 2007).
Causes of Death According to Who
In low-income countries, lower respiratory infection is the principal cause of death. In high income and middle-income countries, Ischemic heart diseases are the principal cause of death (Labonte, 2011).
Causes of Death on Florida
They include cancer, heart diseases, chronic lung disease, accidents, stroke, diabetes, kidney diseases, suicide, and homicide (Florida, 2011).
Socioeconomic Risk Factors
The major socioeconomic risk factor to diseases is education and income level of individuals where a person with low educational level is prone to more diseases. Poverty also exposes individuals to diseases.
Context of Disease
These are circumstances leading to the occurrence of a disease in a population.
This is the health of a woman during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period (Thompson, 2004).
It is the mental, physical, emotional, and social comfort of children from infancy through puberty (Macfarlane, 2006).
It is a condition in which a child’s pancreas fails to produce insulin resulting to type 1 diabetes (Macfarlane, 2006).
Healthy People 2020
It is a platform by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It was set as a program of nationwide promotion of health and prevention of disease.