U.S. Health System
In this assignment, you will compare the U.S. health system with the six building blocks developed by the WHO.
For this assignment, examine the U.S. health system using each building block as a lens and determine if the U.S. possesses the attributes highlighted within each block.
Once you have evaluated the U.S. against the WHO’s framework, decide whether the U.S. meets the criteria of a strong health system.
If you determine that the U.S. does not meet the criteria, highlight two to three areas (building blocks) to improve the health system and the steps needed to get there.
If you determine that the U.S. health system does meet the criteria of a strong health system, propose one to two solutions to improving access to and quality of health without increasing costs.
Read Everybody’s Business: Strengthening Health Systems to Improve Health Outcomes (Foreword, Executive Summary, Introduction, and WHO’s Response to Health Systems Challenges) for background knowledge.
You are required to use at least four academic sources to support your findings and conclusions, two of which must be sources that you have found on your own.