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Educator's Guide to Hosting a Global Health Conference

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Title:

Educator's Guide to Hosting a Global Health Conference

URL:

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/againsttheodds/online_activities/lesson_plan_guide.html

Content Source:

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National Library of Medicine
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This guide uses biology, health, and world study topics to engage students in global health issues and solutions from experiential and multidisciplinary perspectives. The guide offers an outline of how to organize and host a "Global Health Conference," and provides suggestions regarding logistics and instructions as well as resource materials for preparing and organizing a student conference. The Global Health Conference is a school event where students present display boards and two-page essays on various countries and their health challenges, very much like a science fair.

As a template, the guide can be modified to suit each educator's goals, student needs, and school policies. The guide is designed to involve all students from a single grade level—e.g., all seventh-grade students. However, educators can use pieces from the guide or tailor it to one class or a whole school. It is recommended that each educator adapt this guide to the most appropriate scale for his or her own school environment and policies, student needs, and learning outcomes.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.1.1) Research the history of disease in the world.

a. Identify causes of major outbreaks and epidemics in the history of the world.

b. List major breakthroughs in the prevention and cure of disease.

c. Assess the effects of current health issues on world populations.

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.3.1) Critique health intervention programs worldwide.

a. Examine possible solutions to world health issues through available intervention programs.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.4.2) Research the effectiveness of communicating prevention and management strategies to resolve world health issues.

Examples: HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, obesity, physical activity, nutrition, hunger

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.5.1) Evaluate alternatives to current world health programs and practices.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.5.2) Examine barriers that hinder decision-making skills related to world health issues.

Examples: politics, religious beliefs, culture

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.5.3) Predict the potential short- and long-term impacts of poor decision-making on world health issues.

Examples: rising cost of medical care

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.6.1) Research the needs, strengths, and risks of long-term goals for addressing world health issues.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.7.1) Analyze individual responsibility for enhancing global health.

Example: explaining how individual actions can help or hinder the eradication of communicable diseases

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.8.3) Adapt health messages and communication techniques to a specific global audience.

Tags: global health, health issues, health programs, health research, world health
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush