Date of Award

Spring 2020

Degree Type

Capstone - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Audrey Falk

Second Advisor

Sean McCarthy


The history of healthcare has transitioned from an effort to care for people who were ill to a profitable business through the process of medicalization. Which today makes receiving comprehensive care extremely difficult or impossible for individuals who are considered vulnerable or have significant social determinants of health. Through the recognition of social determinants of health in the institution of government health insurance, the opportunity for a healthier population.

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