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Global Health Equity Symposium Resources: Questions?

Preparing the next generation. How do we prepare our students to contribute their gifts and use their talents in a quickly changing global society?

Questions? (selected Essential Questions) : Participating Faculty

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  • What political and social conditions have caused the reappearance of long eradicated diseases in Venezuela?

Keywords:  Diseases, Diptheria, Malaria, Venezuela, climate change, : Suggested:  WHO, JSTOR

  • Why has poor health and poverty dramatically spiked in the last year?

Keywords:  Poverty, Venezuela, health, political, 

  • How has politics and ineffective economic measures affected the Venezuelan infant mortality?

  • Having read Hard Times by Charles Dickens and having studied other texts that point to the ongoing problem of child labor world-wide, what can we do to spread and disseminate all that we know?

  • How can we become more attentive and aware to the economic, social, and health problems facing poor children in this country and abroad?

  • What is our part in this social and economic problem?

  • How can we be part of the change and stop partaking in the problem?

  • How can we engage with our local and global community to get children out of the workplace, out of factories, and into schools and health clinics?

  • How can young mathematicians raise awareness about the primary and secondary factors that influence global health issues?

  • How can students use visual representations of statistics to generate productive conversations to affect social change?

  • Which diseases have caused the most significant epidemics in world history?

  • What are the political and social conditions that have been most conducive to the spread of epidemic diseases

  • How can historians and political scientists use their knowledge of these conditions to help prevent the development of future pandemics?

  • How can we respond to Christ’s call to exhibit care and concern for the least among us?

  • What role does prayer have in strengthening our relationships with others, even those we may never have met?

  • If our actions affect others in negative ways how can we affect others with positive actions?

  • How can we as young artists raise awareness of problems facing the poor?

  • Can we go beyond the intellectual exercise of researching the problem to engage with the local and global community to further understanding of the impact of epidemics?

  • What is our part in this social problem?

  • Do we need a paradigm shift?

  • Students will think about whether the goals of Catholic Social Teaching are truly represented in a number of state and federal programmatic attempts to improve American’s health care. Do programs like The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid observe Catholic Social Justice Principles like the preference for the poor and vulnerable and solidarity?

  • How can malnutrition lead to the development of neurological disorders in children?

  • How can malnutrition exacerbate existing neurological conditions?

  • How can the problem of malnutrition be solved in a sustainable wa

  • How can we propose and implement a solution to malnutrition by introducing a sustainable food source?

  • How can the community be involved in solving the problem of malnutrition in order to ensure its long term success?


Robbie Rand, Librarian

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Carrollton Recommended Databases : Global Health Equity