Healthy People are a nationwide program set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services with the objectives to promote health and prevent disease. The Healthy People program was first initiated in 1979, followed by Healthy People 1990, 2000 and 2010 with the same goals and objectives to promote health and prevent diseases. Due to the accomplishments that has been achieved in the previous years under this program, the Healthy People 2020 expanded or rather broadened their goals and objectives beyond disease prevention, health promotion and reducing health disparities, but to also eliminate healthcare disparities that has plagued this nation by the year 2020. The governing body, the United States Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for coordinating this program; track the progress of these objectives so as to improve the health of the population. Among the various goals set by this body, only three will be discussed in this paper to gain more insight as to what it entails. These include health equity to improve the health of all groups; social and physical environments that promote good health; and to promote quality of life, healthy development and healthy behavior across life stages. • As a nation, we all will agree that health equity, promotion, disease prevention should be available in all levels of the health care system. In other to achieve health equity and improve the life and health of all groups, disparities must be eliminated. Healthcare must be affordable across the board, disparities eliminated in other for this goal to be achieved. Some of factors affecting health equity include socioeconomic status and low literacy of certain group of the population. Unequal treatment and discrimina... ... middle of paper ... ...ize this goal. Nurses should advocate for this individual without discrimination. In conclusion, we can agree from the above information that quality of life is significant in each of the goals discussed. However, the Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives must serve as a guide to boost national health promotion and disease prevention that will not only reduce disparities but also eliminate disparities. Both the federal and state governments, public and private health sectors will no doubt partner and focus in these objectives. It is, therefore, very imperative that necessary tools and strategic managements is used to focus on health equity to improve the health of all groups, create social and physical environment that promote good health, promote quality of life, healthy development and healthy behavior across life stages that will benefit all by the year 2020.
Healthy People 2020 have over 1000 objectives; each objective has a reliable data foundation, a standard measure, and target for particular developments to be realized. While some healthy people 2020 objectives focus on larger issues such as, reducing health inequalities, adopting social elements of health, increasing access to high-quality healthcare, reinforcing public health services, and increasing the accessibility of health-related knowledge. Still, other Healthy People 2020 objectives focus on interventions to diminish diseases, eradicate disability, and prevent early death amongst individuals and societies (Healthy People 2020, 2014).
When we consider the education of our children in the United States, we must consider their health as a significant issue as it can positively or negatively impact a student’s education. It has generally been acknowledged that there is a great disparity in our country in the area of health care. Healthy People2010, a published report put out by the Health and Human Services Division of the Unites States Government (2000) has included as part of its Goals for 2010, to eliminate health disparities among different segments of the population. According to this report, health differences occur depending on a persons gender, race or ethnicity, education or income, disability, rural locality, or sexual orientation. In this paper, I will mostly concentrate on racial and ethnic differences as well as socioeconomic differences. According to the Healthy People 2010 report, biological and genetic differences do not explain the health disparities experienced by non-White populations in the United States. Besides "complex interaction among genetic variations, environmental factors, and specific health behaviors," Health and Human Services says, "inequalities in income and education underlie many health disparities in the United States." Also, "population groups that suffer the worst health status are also those that have the highest poverty rates and least education." Health, United States (1998) reported that each increase of income or education increased the likelihood of being in good health. According to this report, those with less education tend to die younger than those with more education for all major causes of death including chronic diseases, communicable diseases and injuries. There are several factors that account for differences between socioeconomic and racial and ethnic groups. These factors include a lower sedentary life style, cigarette smoking and less likely to have health insurance coverage or receive preventive care among these groups.
Eliminating health disparities is an extremely difficult and complex task. There are many steps that come together to make changes in these areas, but they wax and wane, regardless of their pressing importance. To eliminate anything, it must first be addressed. Addressing health disparities is plainly important, but without competence in the populations and cultures we are examining, it is difficult to open up pathways of communication, decreasing efficiency and efficacy in the elimination of health disparities. Increasing linguistic and cultural competence allows lines of communication to open and information
Throughout the semester, the author has seen information about Healthy People 2020 over and over again. She cannot read a single chapter of Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community without seeing objectives from Healthy People 2020 that relates directly to that chapter’s subjects. Due to the heavy emphasis on this the author wanted to know more about what Healthy People 2020 was trying to accomplish and what are the specifics that this is trying to focus on. The other thing she wanted to do was go over three of the topics of Healthy People 2020 and come up with each type of prevention for each.
...program of nationwide health-promotion and disease-prevention goals set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The goals and objectives of Healthy People 2020 was predicated on a health system accessible to all Americans that would integrate personal health care and population-based public health activities. The goals were first set in 1979, for the following decade. The goals were subsequently updated for Healthy People 2000, Healthy People 2010, and Healthy People 2020. Healthy People 2020 was developed through a broad consultation process, built on the best scientific knowledge, and designed to measure programs over time. It is composed of 467 specific objectives organized into 28 focus areas, as well as two overarching goals. The two goals are "increase quality and years of healthy life" and "eliminate health disparities".
Health Disparities and Racism is an ongoing problem that is reflected among society. Health is when an individual is physically, mentally and social well being is complete. However health disparities seems to be a social injustice within various ethnicities. Health disparities range from age, race, income, education and many other things. Even though we realize health disparities are more noticeable depending on the region of country where they live in. Racism is one of the most popular factors, for why it’s known that people struggle with health.
Therefor we see all neighborhoods upper, middle and lower income all have challenges to promote better health. The biggest challenge is for individuals to be able to recognize their own problem areas and have the means and desire to change. The richer folks will most likely just need the desire whereas the middle and low income folks will need both. Finding the ways and means to help the poor achieve better health is a lofty goal that our society should strive to achieve.
Healthy People 2020 is an evidence-based 10-year report that focuses on health-care accomplishments within the United States. The goal is to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and to create a physical and social environment that promotes good health, quality of life, healthy development, as well as positive health beavhiors across all life stages. The objectives of HealthyPeople 2020 are to identify health improvement priorities nationwide, to increase public awareness and understanding of health issues, provide goals, engage sectors to
Healthy people 2020 is an initiative that has been taken to make the world healthier. Healthy people 2020 has set numerous objectives some that has objectives have data and some that doesn’t. In order for Healthy People 2020 to be successful, it is dependent in part on the ability of health agencies at all levels of the government and on non-governmental organizations to assess objective progress. The health topics that are of focus are general health status, health-related quality and well-being, determinants of health, and disparities.
Healthy People 2020 is an initiation of health programs for the population launched by the Department of Health and Human Services in December 2010.It’s a program that aids in the prevention and promotion of the four Goals – 1. Health 2. Preventative Care 3. Safety from injuries and 4. Premature diseases. A vision to improve all groups, ethnicities and classification free of diseases. A healthy approach to achieve, improve and eliminate differences and improve the social, mental and physical environments with better health quality development and healthy environments through all life stages. Healthy people 2020 has been designed to improve the health of the American Population to provide the best care accessible where almost 1 in 4 Americans don’t have health insurance or a primary care provider to get regular health check-ups. Healthy people 2020 program is renewed with new measures and objectives to understand and communicate with population needs.
Most if not all, of us can agree with that statement. Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Their mission is to attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death. They strive to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups. Healthy People will create social and physical environments that promote good health for all, and promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages. Through evidence-based practice and strong statistics on its side Healthy People has a strong lead already.
Healthy People 2020 is a program for the promotion of health and the prevention of diseases, launched by the Department of Health and Human Services in December 2010. According to healthypeople.gov, this program has four overarching goals which are first to achieve healthy, longer lives free of preventable diseases, injuries, and premature deaths; to achieve health fairness, eliminate differences, and improve all groups’ health; also to produce social and physical environments that encourage good health; and last but not least to promote life’s quality, healthy development, and healthy behaviors through all life stages. This program has a vision of a community where people live long, healthy lives. Healthy People 2020 offers a comprehensive set of 10 years of nationwide goals and objectives that is meant to improve the health of the American population. Healthy People 2020 covers 42 topic areas with approximately 600 objectives, which include 1,200 measures. A smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives, has been designated to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them, this objectives are called Leading Health Indicators. The program goes above and beyond these health indicators in order to provide the best care for the people of this country. These indictors cover from the access of health service, nutrition, physical activity, and obesity to substance abuse, environmental quality, injury and violence.
Although we are all human, our differences in ethnicity and race can put us at higher risk for different illnesses and conditions. For instance, “Hispanic Americans have been variously reported to have higher rates of obesity, elevated blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, dyslipidemia, and diabetes” (Allison et al., 2008, p. 962). Healthy People 2020 can help decrease the health care disparities among Americans. It is a broad model of health promotion that works to improve the infrastructure of health care by developing a stronger and more efficient foundation for the health care syst...
Every 10 years there are a set of health objectives contrived with the intention to promote national health and disease preventions in the United States (Healthy People, 2014). This program is called Healthy People and it has been successful at monitoring the progress of health related programs and policies. The current Healthy People initiative, Healthy People 2020, aims to achieve their goals by the year 2020 with the aid and collaboration of state, government, communities, and public/private sectors (Healthy People, 2014). Healthy People 2020 advocates for the progression of health disparities and the health objectives are categorized into Leading Health Indicators (LHI), which determines the topic areas that need strengthening (Healthy People, 2014). The topic area that I will discuss in this paper is on Nutrition, obesity to be specific.