There has been a lot of discussion lately related to the parents’ choice to not vaccinate their children. This, in turn, has created quite a frenzy among public health administrators. I am going to provide you with some links, but you are encouraged to provide your own research. I would like to have a civil discussion, so no judgment. You are all entitled to express your opinions supported by research. Once you read the information I posted (see links below) and after you conduct your own research, answer the following questions:
1. Can and should public health agencies do more to raise awareness and ensure that children are being vaccinated, and as such protect the public? If yes, what more can they do? If no, why not?
2. There has been a spike in legislative bills to allow parents to have a choice? Why do you think this is the case? What are the dangers in introducing these bills?
3. What is your take on it all?
Choose from either one of the disparity/diversity issues listed in the Healthcare Industry report overview (e.g. inequity in workforce diversity, clinical trial disparities, health disparities, etc.) or one of the posted articles to discuss your findings. Tell the class what you learned from the readings, the current state of the healthcare industry as it relates to the topic you chose and as it relates to the diversity, equity, and inclusion. How might we combat the issues? What does the future hold? Any personal and/or work experiences that you are willing to share.
Seek outside sources if needed. Be sure to address all the questions and respond to at least three of your peers’ responses. References needed