I scored 4 out of 10 on the Health Equity Quiz. I was completely shocked at how many questions I got wrong because I was doing it according to my own knowledge of US health standing. I’m thrilled to learn more about the health system after completing the quiz. From these 10 questions, I already learned a lot more about the US health equity and I hope there would be more opportunities in the future for me to learn about it.
In the video, “Not just a paycheck”, it talked about the people living in Greenville, MI. A company, Electrolux, moved their refrigerator factory from Michigan to New Mexico for better economy caused hundreds of workers jobless. Workers who were being laid off caused an array of health problems and increased of stressed level. It became a major challenge and life changing event and it’s something that they could not recover from. This video also mentioned that people from different economic classes tend to deal with health differently. People who are wealthier tend to have better health and maintain life better than poor people.
I think that from being laid off and having no opportunity to support their family financially can cause serious stress level. Due to this major event, I don’t believe that genetic factors caused the health disparities. I just think that being finically stable and raise a family is what secures the relationship with ourself, our family, and our loved ones. Everyone gets stressed in different ways, but no matter where you are, lack of income will always effect this notion of health disparity.