unit 8 health text questions

UNIT 8 TEXT QUESTIONS

Review Questions

  1. List three factors that contribute to the high life expectancy in such countries as Japan and Singapore.
  2. Explain why being part of a community, particularly one that meets regularly, can improve health.
  3. What service does Katie’s Krops provide?
  4. What is the purpose of Pink Shirt Day?
  5. According to the Centers for Disease Control, what are four consequences of underage drinking?

Critical Thinking Questions

  1. What kind of service project would help improve the life expectancy of the nations with the lowest life expectancy in the world?
  2. Why is gender balance an important factor in determining the health of a nation?
  3. How does social isolation contribute to poor health?
  4. How do grants help make communities healthier?
  5. Why are facts an important part of a persuasive argument?

Discussion Questions

Please post questions and answers on the Unit 8 discussion boards. Unless otherwise instructed, you should submit at least one full paragraph for each question.

Each discussion assignment is worth 5 points.

1. The United States ranks 34th in world health. Do some online research to determine where the United States is falling behind the other 33 nations. Choose one area, and suggest a program or action that could help address this area.

2. Describe an organization that is effectively addressing a health issue in your community. Provide a link to the organization’s website.

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