Social Determinants Of Health And Social Science Theories

Social Determinants Of Health And Social Science Theories

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please read the Moving Upstream: How Interventions That Address the Social Determinants of Health Can Improve Health and Reduce Disparities


In your discussion,

In addition, choose one social science theory from those identified in the Week 2 Instructor Guidance.

  • Describe the key constructs of the theory and use one or two specific examples to discuss how the theory is used in public health interventions to address the social determinant of health that you identified at both state and national levels.
  • Identify one real-world public health intervention that addresses the social determinant of health you identified in your community.
    • Use scholarly and government research to justify your recommendations.

Healthcare Information Systems

Healthcare Information Systems

Find two healthcare information systems described or demonstrated on the internet. Briefly illustrate each system. Make a list of the features the systems have in common. What are the features that differ? For which types of facilities are the systems designed? Would these internet sites be helpful to an organization investigating implementing a clinical information system? Why or why not?

Discussion responses should be on topic, original, and contribute to the quality of the discussion by making frequent informed references to lesson material. Initial discussion responses should be around 100 words.

Make two or more responses to classmates that are thoughtful and that advance the discussion. Responses to your classmates or instructor should be around 75 words.

Leadership And Ethics In Health Care

The instructor will divide the class into two equal groups. Check the Announcements section of the class for your Group.

Group 1: Support the claim that people should be able to buy organs for transplant if they would not be able to receive an organ by waiting their turn through the national database.

Students must work together with their group in the Discussion Board to either support or refute the topic. Your posts should be collaborative in nature.

Group 2: Refute the claim that people should be able to buy organs for transplant if they would not be able to receive an organ by waiting their turn through the national database.

Students must work together with their group in the Discussion Board to either support or refute the topic. Your posts should be collaborative in nature.

Sex And Gender

These are the words of Amelia Earhart, one of the world’s most celebrated aviators, an American woman who broke records and charted new waters. The purpose of your mid-term project is to think about the meaning behind Ms. Earhart’s words and to gather information about a woman in your own life that you feel has made a mark in her field.


1 Identify a WOMAN that you feel has made a notable contribution in her field.

2 Invite this woman to participate in an informal interview.

3 Assure the woman that the interview will be confidential.

Conduct the interview using the following questions:


• Where and when was she born?

• What was her life like as a child and young adult? (Describe essential aspects of family life, education, pastimes, etc.)

• What aspects of her early life may have led her to her chosen field of study?

• What was her personal life like as an adult? Did she marry? Did she have children? What type of person was she?


• At what point did she decide to go into her chosen field?

• How did she prepare for this field?

• Who were meaningful career and non-career role models?

• What contributions did she make to this field and larger society?

• In what way or ways has her work and achievements impacted society? Provide specific examples.

• Does she have any regrets about her career?

• Does she have any wishes for her future career?


{Summarize and reflect on the content of your biographical interview}

• What is one thing that you would like everyone to know about this “notable woman?”

• What do you think was her most impressive achievement, and why?

• How has this woman inspired you? In what ways would you like to be her?

You will present your project as an analysis of the interview you conducted. When you compose your projects, please change the participant’s name to assure confidentiality.

Your paper should be in APA –  formats  not simply as a question and answer summary.  It would be best if you used as many headings as needed.

Requirements: Papers should be 3-5 pages in length, double spaced.

Design a microbe writing

Design a microbe writing assignment.


This is a creative writing assignment using what you have learned about microbiology and pathogenesis. In this assignment you will create microbe. While this is an imaginary pathogen it must be based on science. You will be given creative leeway, but will be graded on your use of cell structures, metabolism and mechanisms of pathogenesis that actually exist. As such, this assignment will be cited with appropriate source. Your organism may be a pathogen, normal flora or environmental organism. You need to address the cell biology, metabolism and other special mechanisms that allow your bug to do whatever it is that it does.

You will submit a 1-2 page double spaced paper, plus references, describing this organism, and present it to your peers in class on 6/30. In this paper and presentation, you will lay out the organism’s cellular morphology, metabolic activities, growth niche and any virulence or special attributes that it contains. You may discuss how these factors all contribute to its perpetuation.

I have included a sample rubric that I will use to grade these in the folder for this assignment.


This will be worth 100 pts of your grade. The presentation portion will make up 25% of the total grade

Due dates:

The paper will be submitted via blackboard by 9am 6/30, presentations will be during that class period. .

General Tips for Design a microbe assignment

1. Name your microbe – it makes it easier to read and refer to that microbe

2. Make sure all organism names are utilized appropriately with Capital for genus and italicized. Once you have introduced it you can abbreviate G. species

3. Sources… Kahn academy, other study sites and Wikipedia are not good sources. That info is all available in your text book or in other readily accessible sources.

4. Make sure you are telling me a story. This is a science fiction piece, (yes, it is based in some reality of microbiology), but be sure you are telling me a story. Who is the microbe, where do they live, what do the do – friend or foe, what do they do that is cool. These things should unfold like a story, not as a list of items. Also anything you tell me about the organism be sure to put into context…why does it matter that they are a facultative anaerobe?

Creating And Protecting Intellectual Property

Creating And Protecting Intellectual Property

The Athletic Department at State University has created numerous  logos. And designs for use in its merchandising program. For each logo  and design, State University Athletics has sought and received federal  trademark registration.

The athletic department has recently hired  your team to oversee the merchandising program and to develop a  licensing program for the marks. And logos of State University Athletics.  Upon your arrival, you discover that dozens of business, charitable  organizations. And schools are using the marks and logos throughout the  state.

In about of 400 words, address the following and  outline a strategy for preventing unauthorized use of State  University’s logo.

  1. Assuming the use of the logo is  unauthorized, what must State University show in order to prevail if it  decided to pursue trademark infringement action against these users, and  how would such a showing be made?

I do not need a intro or conclusion just 2-3 references

National Labor Relations Board

ROCHELLE KENTOV, Regional Director of the 12th Region of the National Labor Relations Board, for and on behalf of the National Labor Relations Board,

Plaintiff-Appellee, versus SHEET METAL WORKERS’ INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION LOCAL 15, AFL-CIO, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 04-14126


418 F.3d 1259; 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 16461; 177 L.R.R.M. 3025; 151 Lab. Cas. (CCH) P10,524; 18 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. C 788

August 8, 2005, Decided August 8, 2005, Filed

PRIOR HISTORY: [**1] Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. D. C. Docket No. 04-01730-CV-JDW-TBM.


COUNSEL: For Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Loc, Appellant: Michael T. Anderson, Arlus Jeremhiah Stephens, Davis, Cowell & Bowe, LLP, Washington, DC; Richard P. Siwica, Egan, Lev & Siwica, Orlando, FL.

For Rochelle Kentov, Appellee: Judith I. Katz, Margaret E. Luke, Esq., National Labor Relations Board, Wwashington, DC; Steven Sokolow, NLRB, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, Washington, DC.

Amicus for Greenpeace USA: Jamin B. Raskin, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC.

Amicus for Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.: Maurice Baskin, Venable, LLP, Washington, DC.

Amicus for Galencare, Inc.: Tammie Leigh Rattray, Ford & Harrison, LLP, Tampa, FL.

JUDGES: Before TJOFLAT and KRAVITCH, Circuit Judges and LIMBAUGH, District Judge.*

* Honorable Stephen Limbaugh, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, sitting by designation.



[*1261] KRAVITCH, Circuit Judge:

Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local 15, AFL-CIO (“the Union”), appeals the district [**2] court’s grant of a petition for a temporary injunction under Section 10(l) of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), filed by Rochelle Kentov, the Regional Director of the Twelfth Region of the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”).

I. Background

The Union has a labor dispute with Massey Metals, Inc. (“Massey”) and Workers Temporary Staffing (“WTS”), in connection with their use of non-union labor for an ongoing construction project at Brandon Regional

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Medical Center (“the hospital”). 1 Massey is a sheet metal fabrication and installation contractor and WTS is a staffing agency that supplies labor employees to Massey.

1 The hospital is a 277 bed acute care facility with approximately 1,500 employees.

On March 15, 2004, the key event giving rise to the instant case occurred. For about two hours, the Union staged a mock funeral procession in front of the hospital. Specifically, the procession entailed four representatives carrying a large object resembling a coffin back and forth on a [**3] sidewalk along Oakfield Drive, crossing South Moon Avenue which leads directly into the hospital’s main entrance and intersects with Oakfield Drive. 2 Oakfield Drive and South Moon Avenue intersect about 100 feet from the hospital’s main entrance. The four representatives were accompanied by another Union representative, who wore an oversized grim reaper costume and carried a large sickle. As the procession passed in front of the hospital, the “grim reaper” marched along with the “pallbearers.”

2 The event was documented by a videotape which is part of the record. The parties agree that the video fairly depicts what occurred.

As part of the procession, the Union broadcasted somber funereal music over loud speakers mounted on a flatbed trailer that was positioned nearby. In addition, four other Union representatives, some wearing t-shirts bearing the Union logo, distributed handbills to persons entering and leaving the hospital. The handbills accurately detailed allegations from state court lawsuits concerning [**4] four recent patient deaths at the hospital. 3 They were entitled: “Going to Brandon Regional Hospital Should Not be a Grave Decision.” Each handbill contained the statement: “A public service message from the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association.”

3 There is no allegation that the handbills were false or misleading.

The mock funeral procession was orderly. Traffic was not blocked and pedestrians [*1262] were not obstructed. The individuals handing out leaflets were orderly and did not interfere or impede with the egress or ingress of any individuals to or from the hospital. No citations or arrests were made. Some passers-by walked up to the Union representatives to inquire about the

purpose of the demonstration. One person who received a handbill talked to a Union representative about the allegedly improper care her husband was receiving as a patient in the hospital.

A hospital security officer reported that a wife of a patient at the hospital who had died that morning became upset at seeing the demonstration [**5] and would not walk out to her car because doing so required her to pass by the demonstration. Another individual who had a family member being treated inside the hospital complained to security officers about the demonstration because he did not think it was appropriate.

Following the event in question, on March 17, 2004, the hospital filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Board, alleging, inter alia, that the Union’s conduct constituted an unlawful secondary boycott, in violation of Section 8(b)(4)(ii)(B) of the NLRA, 29 U.S.C. § 158(b)(4)(ii)(B), in that it coerced or restrained the neutral secondary employer hospital and its patients and visitors with an object of forcing or requiring the hospital to cease doing business with Massey and WTS, with whom the Union has a primary labor dispute.

the Board’s Regional Director

On July 27, 2004, the Board’s Regional Director filed a petition in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, seeking an interim injunction under Section 10(l) of the NLRA, 29 U.S.C. § 160(l), pending completion of the Board’s administrative proceedings against the Union. The district court granted the [**6] petition, finding reasonable cause to believe that the Union had engaged in unfair labor practices in violation of Section 8(b)(4)(ii)(B) and that interim injunctive relief was just and proper. 4 The Union now appeals, raising two issues: (1) whether the district court erred in granting the interim injunction; and (2) even if an injunction is proper, whether this particular injunction is overbroad.

4 In pertinent part, the injunction “enjoined and restrained [the union] from threatening, coercing or restraining [the hospital] by staging street theater, processions, picketing, patrolling and/or any manner of conduct calculated to induce individuals not to patronize the hospital, when conducted with an objective of forcing or requiring [the hospital] to cease handling or otherwise dealing in the products or services of or to cease doing business with [Massey] and/or [WTS].” The injunction did not prohibit peaceful

Page 2 418 F.3d 1259, *1261; 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 16461, **2;

177 L.R.R.M. 3025; 151 Lab. Cas. (CCH) P10,524



handbilling without picketing, patrolling, or procession.

II. Standard of Review

[**7] We review the district court’s findings of fact for clear error and its conclusions of law for error. Arlook v. S. Lichtenberg & Co., Inc., 952 F.2d 367, 372 (11th Cir. 1992). Finally, we review the district court’s grant of the requested relief for abuse of discretion. Id.

III. Discussion

Section 10(l) of the NLRA authorizes district courts to grant temporary injunctive relief pending the Board’s resolution of certain unfair labor practice charges, such as secondary boycotts, which are likely to have a disruptive effect upon the flow of commerce. 29 U.S.C. § 160(l); Dowd v. Int’l Longshoremen’s Ass’n, 975 F.2d 779, 782-83 (11th Cir. 1992). A Section 10(l) proceeding is ancillary to the Board’s administrative proceedings, and the ultimate determination of the merits of the unfair labor practice case is reserved for the Board, subject to review by the courts of [*1263] appeals under Sections 10(e) and (f) of the NLRA. See Dowd, 975 F.2d 779.

In reviewing the grant of a Section 10(l) injunction, we consider only: (1) whether the Board has shown “reasonable cause to believe” that a union has [**8] violated the NLRA as alleged, and if so, (2) whether injunctive relief is “just” and “proper.” See Id. at 783. In Dowd, this court explained:

Experiences of Intimate Partner and Neighborhood Violence

Reading and critically analyzing academic research in journal articles is an important part of learning and applying scholarly research for multiple applications within your discipline. The first four weeks of this course discussed the various components of research design. Your final assignment is an academic research-article critique. The purpose of this critique is to ensure that you know how to read and critically assess research for use in your own research, understand social problems in society, support decision making in public policy, or to influence one’s own individual research.

For this final assignment, read and critically review one of the journal articles listed below:

Next, apply the methods detailed in Using a Scientific Journal Article to Write a Critical Review (Links to an external site.) to critique the article you selected. At a minimum, the critique should include the following information:

  • Introduction (about two pages): Summarize the article you chose, including the purpose of the study, the methodology utilized, the results obtained, and the conclusions drawn by the author(s) utilizing questions posed in the reading. Utilize questions posed in the “Analyze the Text” section of Using a Scientific Journal Article to Write a Critical Review (Links to an external site.) to develop this section.
  • Body (about five pages): Highlight the quality of the research article (both the strengths and weaknesses) as expressed through each section of the paper (i.e., introduction, methods, results, discussion, overview). Use questions posed in the “Evaluate the Text” section of “Using a Scientific Journal Article to Write a Critical Review (Links to an external site.)” to develop this section. Follow the “Evaluate the Text” prompts and include the following:
    • Critique whether the researcher used the appropriate and ethical application of research methods in relation to their research goals.
    • Assess whether the application of quantitative methods approaches. Qualitative methods approaches or a combination (mixed methods) was appropriate in the article research.
    • Interpret data and empirical findings in the research through an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses.
    • Examine the role of the research design in the article by defending or critiquing the research method based on your assessment.
    • Support the impact of the research by determining if it benefits social policy, theoretical knowledge, or both.

The Academic Research-Article Critique paper

  • Must be 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

Chosen Theories

These theories provide different frameworks for looking at and understanding social justice issues, including crime more generally. In the final paper for the course. You are being asked to write an essay that demonstrates both your critical thinking skills. And your understanding of (at least) one of the theoretical perspective from the class.

Your task is to select both a theory and a larger social issue/problem, to explain both of these. And then to explain the role your chosen theory specifically plays in understanding/addressing the social issue you have chosen. So, for instance, you could pick anomie or strain theory and use this to explain the current rise in crime rates. You could explain how conflict theory helps to understand voter suppression, wealth inequality, or even climate change. Or, you could use control theory to explain why early childhood development is so important and argue for nationalized child-care. The theory you select and the problem/issue you examine is up to you.

Your paper should do the following:

  1. Elaborate/summarize the main tenets/points of the theoretical perspective you have chosen.
  2. Discuss the larger social issue/problem you have identified.
  3. Explain why the theory you have chosen helps explain/understand/address the social issue/problem you have identified.
  4. From a social policy/criminal justice/societal perspective, discuss at least TWO ways in which this issue/problem can be dealt with and how your chosen theory does or does not contribute  to (or does/does not inform) the solution.

Your essay must be 1,500 – 2,000 words in length(approximately 5-8 pages double spaced) , double spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, using one-inch margins, and appropriate citations included using the ASA or APA citation style.

Multimedia activity: Business Organization

Business Structure

Multimedia activity: Business Organization

Visit the Choose Your Business Structure (Links to an external site.) section of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website.

If you were to start your own business, which business entity structure would you choose? Justify why your chosen structure is the best organizational form.

Explain the following business structures: sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, and a corporation. In your analysis address the following for each business structure:

Steps to form

Personal liability for owners


Advantages and disadvantages

Your paper must be three to five pages (excluding title and reference pages), and it must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center. You must cite at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook. Cite your sources in-text and on the reference page.