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4079.0 Globalization and Public Health
Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
Globalization plays a key role in affecting the health of populations and creates new challenges to public health practice. Public health practioners and policy makers are beginning to better understand its effects and are crafting steps to address these challenges. This session will review the effects of globalization on community health through the lens of three key areas: Emerging infectious disease (Animals), trade and the movement of goods (Things), and the migration of health workers (People).
Session Objectives: Understand the risks of pandemic influenza and the steps federal officials are taking to address this threat. Increased knowledge about the role health worker migration plays in ensuring or degrading the health of communities. Enhanced understanding of the impact trade & the transportation of goods plays on community health.
Linda Degutis, DrPH, MSN
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