Recent surveys taken in our county have shown that Latinos, Hispanics, blacks, and Asian Americans are twice as likely to have a higher occurrence of chronic conditions and poorer health outcomes, when compared with other groups of people in our community. According to health researchers, cancer has increased by 10% higher among African Americans in the county. In addition, African Americans and Latinos are also likely to acquire diabetes as white people. This will result to an increased in 25 percent in excess cost on our direct medical costs for these group of individuals in our community owing to heath inequalities. In addition, this will result to about $ 2.5 billion dollars in losses in direct and indirect cost due to health disparities. With the population in our community projected
In health education and promotion, utilizing an effective strategy in intervention programs is vital to the success of the program. According to Rural Health Information Hub (2017), health education strategies are tailored to suit the target population. Considering the Point Mar Case Study, with the focus of this paper being to develop an effective health education strategy to address childhood obesity, with adult onset of type II diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (2015), essential knowledge, enumerates the characteristics of an effective health education curriculum to include, dissemination of essential knowledge to shape the group
It’s to no surprise that obesity is an epidemic in America and is continuing to grow at an alarming rate. Statistics say that more than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese and being overweight is harming the nation by worsening the health burden, raising health costs, and undermining productivity (Greenhalgh). Sadly the responsibility for this epidemic is mostly put on Blacks and Latinos, who have the highest percentage of obesity. Latinos more so have sparked this for concern due to their large numbers in the United States and something must be done about this to help bring down these numbers and help the overall population’s health.
According to CDC, the “Healthy People 2020” is a comprehensive and national health promotion as well as disease prevention agenda. It contains different objectives created to provide the basis for improving the health of the US citizens. The “Healthy People 2020” pursues a similar initiative as the “Healthy People 2010” to increase the quality of healthcare as well as eliminating disparities. Each objective on the agenda was designed to be achieved by the year 2020. The “Healthy People 2020” involves an updated set of goals arising from the 2010 initiative and established new public health areas and targets.
A society in which all people live long, healthy lives is the vision that Healthy People 2020 has set for themselves. Healthy People 2020 was developed under the leadership of the Federal Interagency Workgroup (FIW). Healthy People 2020 is the framework of an exhaustive collaborative process among the U.S. Department of Health and Human services (HHS) and other federal agencies, public stakeholders, and the advisory committee. Healthy People 2020 provides specific and important areas of emphasis where action must take place in the United States to achieve better health by the year 2020.
Obesity has gained a lot of attention in the recent years especially in the 21st century. Right now in America, there is an ongoing epidemic. The cause is not by viruses or bacteria, but by human nature. There is no one way to solve this serious problem. With growing body sizes and serious medical problems associated with obesity, it is a problem that needs to be addressed and changed. A good way to maintain a healthy weight includes; not smoking, drinking in moderation; a healthy diet and proper exercise. Taking these actions will result in a more relaxed, happy and healthy self. Obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions, although diet and exercise is important in weight management it is not the only cause to obesity.
Over the past generation obesity has become a major health issue. The term obesity is best describe as someone having a body mass index (BMI) equal to or above the 95th percentile. Within both genders of African American children and adolescent obesity has increased tremendously. Obesity can contribute too many chronic illnesses down the line if left untreated such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma, and type 2 diabetes (Coreil, 2009). Studies have reported that within low income communities 1 out of 3 children are considered as overweight or obese (Ogden et al., 2010). Just counting for obesity within African Americans alone obesity has spike from 10.4% to 24.4% (Ogden et al., 2010). The key points which will be discussed are the social
Childhood obesity was defined as one of the epidemics of our modern society and it has changed to pandemic (WHO, 2000) due to increased number of cases around the world. The latest report from the World Health Organization confirmed 42 million infants and young children were overweight and obese (WHO, 2013).
Gage Park is known as a community of poverty, crime and violence. Communities such as Gage Park, whose residents are predominantly minorities, face several issues affecting their health. Living in unhealthy environments with fewer care facilities have less emphasis on health care. Living in Gage Park for almost twenty years, I have noticed that you have an easier and faster access to a fast food restaurant than a whole foods market. It is easier for families to purchase a McDonald’s meal instead of purchasing fresh vegetables for a fresh meal. Having an easier access to a fast food restaurant than a whole foods market can cause many health problems. This could be one of the main reasons as to why minorities have more health problems such as: obesity, cholesterol, diabetes and many more.
Obesity Epidemic in America Americans in the United States are gaining more weight at a rapid pace which eventually leads to a high chance of becoming or being obese. The World Health Organization defines obesity as the “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”. (WHO, 2012). This
We need to start eating more of nutritional food. We are the number one most overweight country in the world. You may be genetically skinny, but it doesn’t mean you have a heathy body. Eating all of the junk food will slowly by slowly hurt your body, and you don’t know what will be coming your way. The many people of the United States should care for about their body health.
In a western society that continuous to renounce communalism and embrace individualism, it is easily noticed that the problems faced by few are ignored by the many. This ignorance, intentional or not, is allowing communal problems to accelerate the pace. However, the issue at hand is one that affects you whether or not you are aware of it; if you are an American, or in any western society for that matter. It affects nearly twenty percent of the under eighteen population in the United States and costs taxpayers on average 14 billion dollars per year. As a Parent, it can tack $19,000 onto the total of raising each child. The issue is childhood obesity, and it is only accelerating as a percentage of children in both America and all western nations of the world. Childhood Obesity is an issue relevant to all who consider themselves part of American society and it has profound adverse effects economically, physically for those afflicted with the issue, and mentally for those who live an obese childhood or within the family unit of a household with at least one obese child. The scope of the issue is massive and the impact of the consequences dire in many accounts. There is hope to reverse course and change the way of American-western living, and it starts with understanding the size and
The CHILE intervention was a study conducted to observe American Indians and Hispanic Head Start children along with their families; to see if the obesity rate would decline among children in these ethnic groups could be effected by being enrolled in the Head Start program.
“The Obesity Epidemic in the United States”, is a scholarly journal published in 2004 by Allison C. Morrill and Christopher D. Chinn used to address the causes and consequences of the emerging epidemic, obesity, which has only recently been recognized. Emphasizing the severe effects of being obese and how rapidly this prevailing issue is spreading, the authors urge their audience to take action in preventing obesity in themselves and their family. The two authors of this scholarly journal use several statistics, factual information, and in-depth tables to thoroughly inform the reader of the causes and effects of the obesity epidemic throughout the United States, however, the lack of ethos takes away from the effectiveness of the article.
Mexico is experiencing an obesity epidemic. 73% of adults and 35% of children and adolescents are overweight or obese, that is, in total 60.6 million people (52% of Mexicans) suffer from this condition. Overweight and obesity (SPyO) is the main risk factor for disability and death for Mexicans. According to data from the Global Burden of Disease, SPyO is mainly associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but also with bone and muscle disorders and some types of cancer. With that being said, it is clear that obesity is a problem and it is a problem that suffers more than half of the country. The fact that so many people in Mexico suffer from obesity makes it a big market to enter. One of the most significant causes of obesity