UW-Madison SOCWORK 453 - Public Health and Health Disparities (10 pages)

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A lecture about what the public health perspective is and how health disparities exist.


Lecture number:
19
Pages:
10
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Course:
Socwork 453 - Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
Edition:
1

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Soc Work 453 Edition 1nd Lecture 19 Outline of Last Lecture I Overview II Announcements III Comorbidity IV Dual Diagnosis V Treatment Implications VI Family Issues VII Guest Speaker Outline of Current Lecture II Announcements III Prevention as a drug policy a Prevention paradox IV Drug and alcohol related injuries V Types of prevention in public health VI Defining goals and evaluating outcomes VII Montana Meth Project VIII Social Influence Model IX Health disparities health equity X IClicker Question and notes XI Contextual factors Current Lecture Announcements Exam info The exam is not cumulative We just have to study what we have learned since the 2 nd exam The test is in 3 weeks Goals Understand what the public health perspective is and how health disparities exist and to become familiar with them Prevention as a drug policy Effective supply reduction techniques e g increase cost limit availability clearly reduces drug use But as long as there is demand there is supply Drugs will never disappear Supply reduction has unintended consequences Prevention and treatment programs can reduce demand From a public health perspective we should look at the health of a city health of a state or health of a whole nation Looking at it from those perspectives the stakeholders are different The more drugs cost the less people will be able to afford them so then less people use them Knowing that supply control will not be effective in total we need to do other things And one of these things is prevention and treatment programs Prevention paradox The large number of people at small risk contribute more harm costs than the smaller number of people who are individually at greater risk or the people who use drugs at a harmful and high risk are more harmful than the people who have severe dependence or have substance use disorder People with less severe problems contribute more to the cost of the nation than those with more severe problems When we move away from the chronic disease



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