The Price We Pay for Health: US and Canada

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The Price We Pay for Health: US and Canada

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Overview:

Students will review the health systems of the United States and Canada. They will identify the positive aspects of each system. They will look at the trade-offs associated with those positive aspects. In Canada, everyone has health care, but certain specialized medical services are not always available. In the United States, many people are not insured, yet for many people the access to technology and specialization is phenomenal. Which is the better choice? Students will also recognize that choosing between these two systems requires a trade-off between the economic goals of economic freedom and economic security.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.5) Analyze the relationship between access to health care and health status.

Examples: relationship between health insurance coverage and life expectancy; access to medical care including primary care physician, hospital, vaccines

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.2.1) Examine the health challenges facing the world today.

a. Collect statistical data about health issues within various countries.

b. Investigate the influence of family, peers, and culture on possible solutions to world health issues.

c. Examine the links among health, economic development, media, and technology.

d. Research how disparities in socio-economic status can adversely affect health and access to health care globally.

e. Analyze the roles and responsibilities of government and non-governmental organizations in achieving global health.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.7.2) Compare healthy practices and behaviors of people from various world-wide locations.

Examples: immunizations, wellness checkups

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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush