Applying Systems Thinking to a Public Health Issue
This week your Learning Resources described various approaches to public health using systems thinking. For this Discussion, bring to mind a public health program or effort you are involved with or might wish to design in the future, and consider how systems thinking might enhance it. Prepare for this Discussion by creating a logic model for this public health program or effort. Be sure to cite your readings this week to support your argument.
• Briefly describe your selected program, (Hepatitis C) and identify the characteristics of this system.
• In what ways would using systems thinking help to break down barriers between different departments and different funding sources?
• Describe some ways in which this system could be tested and validated.