FAU Public Health Discussion

  1. Consider the materials in the module and answer the questions below in a discussion board reply.
  2. Use the text and peer-reviewed academic resources where appropriate. 
  3. Your response post should be at least one well-developed paragraph. Approximately 350 words or more. Provide word count (required). 
    • Although the questions are listed as bullet points for easy reference, your response should NOT be bulleted.
    • Use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar and provide citations and reference page. 
    • Use in text citations when referencing any course work as well as a reference list at the bottom of the post (required).   You may use this link as a resource on how to cite various sources. American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide
  4. After you post an original response, you will have access to those of your classmates.
  5. Please comment on the posts of at least two of your peers. By offering suggestions, asking questions, etc., you will enhance your learning, as well as that of your colleagues. Your replies should offer new substantiated ideas or thoughtful questions.
  6. Your peer replies should be 150 words or more. Provide word count (required). 
  7. Refer to the attached rubric for grading details.


  • According to Chapter 1, are health issues public issues, or are they individual concerns? 
  • Using the sociological perspective as a means to examine social patterns as discussed in Chapter 1, compare health as a public issue versus an individual concern, and give examples of at least two health-related issues from each of these perspectives. 
    • In this comparison, explain how a sociologist would see health and health care response as a public issue compared to an individual concern. 
    • For example, is depression an individual concern, or is it a public issue to be remedied at a societal level (you can use this as one of your examples)? 


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