There are several ways to end health disparities. Frist, programs should be put in place the promote and implement accommodation of difference in culture, engage communities in public health practices, support health equity, and provide financial supports to those with poor income. Language services should also be provided to those with language barriers. There should be public policies to reduce health intimidation. Social media could be used to promote health literacy, health informatics, and collaborations to accommodate different cultures and promote better health-related behaviors. Also, there should be increase in community awareness of health disparities and its negative
The increase and changing demography in the United State today, with the disparities in the health status of people from different cultural backgrounds has been a challenge for health care professionals to consider cultural diversity as a priority. It is impossible for nurses and other healthcare professionals to learn and understand theses diversity in culture, but using other approaches like an interpreter is very helpful for both nurses and patients. In this paper of a culturally appropriate care planning, I will be discussing on the Hispanic American culture because, I had come across a lot of them in my career as a nurse. The Hispanic are very diverse in terms of communication and communities and include countries like Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, South and Central America, and some of them speak and write English very well, some speaks but can’t write while some can’t communicate in English at all but Spanish.
Obesity has not only targeted children of a certain age group but at this time obesity is in all ages including preschooler. The statistics taken by The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey have shown that children with obesity are from non-Hispanic black and Hispanic ethicists. Obesity could be lead by many reasons, since very one’s body is not the same. According to the nutrition examination survey obesity is associated with “negative physical and mental health consequences”.
Diabetes is a prevalent health disparity among the Latino population. Diabetes is listed as the fifth leading cause of death among the Latino population in the website for Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, in 2009. According to McBean, “the 2001 prevalence among Hispanics was significantly higher than among blacks.” (2317) In other words among the Hispanic or Latino community, there is a higher occurrence of diabetes as compared to other racial/ethnic groups such as Blacks and Native Americans. The prevalence of diabetes among Latinos is attributed to the social determinants of health such as low socioeconomic status and level of education. Further, this becomes an important public health issue when it costs the United States $174 billion in both direct and indirect costs, based on the 2007 The National Diabetes Fact Sheet released by the CDC. In turn, medical expenses are twice as high for a patient that has diabetes as opposed to one without. Finally, this high cost becomes another barrier to receiving care for Latinos when some are in the low socioeconomic status.
Obesity is becoming an increasingly significant health concern in the United States, nearly to the point of epidemic proportions. To be considered obese, one’s body weight must be at least 20% over their ideal body weight; unfortunately with this definition, over 30% of all Americans are obese. Alarmingly, approximately 280,000 annual deaths were attributed to obesity in the United States (Allison, p. 1530). http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v282n16/full/joc90587.html There are significant health concerns that must be addressed with increasing trend towards obesity. The National Center for Health Statistics has identified the leading three causes of death in the United States as heart disease, cancer and stroke. Obesity has been identified as a leading risk factor for each of these diseases as well as adult onset diabetes. Fortunately these killers can be controlled through one’s diet. Dr.Shintani’s HawaiiDietÔ has closely studied trends in weight gain from both past histories and present day to identify a proper diet that will control one’s weight as well as significantly improve their health. http://www.hawaiidiet.com
As defined by World Health Organization (WHO), health is a "state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." (WHO, 2016). However, this statement can vary among people’s perspective of what consider healthy or unhealthy. In the minority group of Hispanics or Latino, health issues have taken a big toll due to fact they are the largest uninsured rates of any racial and ethnic groups in the United States (OMH, 2015). Besides not having health insurance, there are many barriers that this minority group encounters that create a big impact on what enables them to promote health. This paper will analyze the health status of the Hispanic or Latino groups by comparing and contrasting it to the national average, and also will highlight the health disparities in the group and the best approach to health using the three levels of health promotion and prevention.
Health Care Disparities also need to be addressed through education and community outreach. Health Care organizations need to continuously conduct community outreach initiatives that focus on health and wellness goals for the target patient populations (Umbdenstock & Lofton, 2007). The information also needs to be presented in a format that that the target group will understand. In addition to, health care teams need to continuously undergo training that will assist in developing an overall cultural awareness aimed at achieving positive community
Obesity continues to be one of America's most mentioned topics in the media today. Often citing the increased incidence of disease because we American's are fat. Why, we eat out too often, we do not make the right menu choices, and most importantly--we are not active enough to compensate for the intake of high calorie foods consumed everyday.
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
Purpose According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, the greater extents of substance abuse among younger Hispanic students are severe and a challenging public health concern since the early age of initiation, they have been associated with increased risk of serious substance abuse related problems and addiction. Adult Hispanics report lesser drug use rates than grown up non-Hispanic Whites. Therefore, the central drive of this research is to address, prevent and decrease the probability of substance abuse by Hispanic students of two high schools from Osceola County by at least 3% in approximately one year. To reach this goal, the writer suggested that the students of this study must take part every other day after classes
Among the benefits of adherence to a healthy diet is maintaining a healthy body weight. The initiative emphasizes that people should change their behaviors in order to be healthy. It stipulates policies that need to be implemented to create an environment that supports healthy behaviors in various settings such as schools, places of work, medical institutions, and in the society (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Healthy], 2015). The efforts have significantly reduced diet-related ailments. Research also shows that the campaign for a healthy nutrition has raised the level of awareness on household food
Introduction Cultural considerations that impact the Latino in healthcare In our society there are many different cultural groups with varying beliefs when it comes to healthcare. There are many different cultures in our society today and they play an important part with patient compliance in their treatment and beliefs about their health. As a professional nurse we must educate ourselves in how this will affect their time with us and how we can better care for them. In this paper we will examine the Latino culture and answer the following, what is their health culture practices and beliefs, what are their family patters and nutritional patterns, how do they respond to pain and child birth.
The United States Department of Health and Human Resources developed a campaign called Healthy People 2020, to create awareness about different ways people can improve their health. “Healthy People provides science-based, national goals and objectives with 10-year targets designed to guide national health promotion and disease prevention efforts to improve the health of all people in the United States” (CDC, 2015). The overall goal is to improve the health of all people by providing better education, setting achievable goals, and tools. The Healthy 2020 also provides information about health issues and resources to address these issues. Individuals and organizations should take the lead in improving the health and decreasing health disparities
Both of the studies reviewed for this assignment lead information to how to better the health and nutritional status of Hispanics. The Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES) was the single largest collection of health and nutrition information on the Hispanic population and lends this information to make great improvements in the lives of Hispanics and all persons. By taking evaluations of health status and food intake along with socioeconomic influences can help to make the most beneficial solutions in improving the health of our nation. This will lead to healthier outcomes for everyone.
We live in a lazy nation and one that suffers from many health related issues associated with obesity. “Obesity is a national health crisis…”(Freedman 1). People are not very understanding of the effects of obesity. “ Health risks of obesity… cardiovascular disease, asthma, high blood pressure, adult-onset diabetes, uterine an...