To apply the knowledge of the social determinants of health and the system perspective to a current, chronic health problem.
Research either diabetes and/or childhood obesity and its incidence according to the social-economic status of the neighborhoods. Choose two counties, for example, Cook County and DuPage County in Illinois, as comparators, one should be high income, and one low income. Find the rates of diabetes and/or childhood obesity.
What systemic factors play into the distribution you have found?
Discuss how government policy, zoning regulations, crime rates, food taxes and subsidies, corporate growth strategies and consumer choice contribute to this problem.
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