Wouldn’t it be nice to see health disparities or racism eliminated from populations? Wouldn’t that be something to behold? In 1999, the CDC initiated the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program to reduce the health disparities that exist between racial and ethnic cohorts.1 From 2009 to 2012, REACH programs have shown improvement from past funded programs;1 yet, only a few governmental and nongovernmental agencies are taking advantage of it. In 2006, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided funding for interventions to reduce racial and ethnic disparities and improving health care services in minority communities, because evidence-based research data show patients of specific racial and ethnic cohorts often receive
Introduction People hope for long and healthier lives. Thus, health care is the act of taking Improvement or preventative medical procedures to improve people well-being. Improvement or preventative may be done with surgery, the administering of medicine, or other alterations in a person 's lifestyle. These services are usually offered through a health care system made up of hospitals and physicians. Although, the health care system is set up to reduce or to prevent disease etc., there is a gap or disparity in the US health care system.
For over 40,000 years Indigenous Australians have enjoyed one of the most stable civilisations in the history of the planet. Through their complex social and spiritual systems they have maintained a historical record of all those has preceded them as well as maintained a harmonious balance between them and the local environment. This all changed once the convict fleet from England arrived, they claimed the land in the name of the crown believing the land was barren. This was based on the consideration that the indigenous population present were not civilised or more accurately what they saw didn’t meet their standard of what is civilised.
This article is related and fit for " Diversity in healthcare", and it was written by Lisa Esposito. It talks about that in the United State there was not enough of the black doctor, Pharmacist, dentist, nurse and others who directly work with patients. Both private and public, health care agencies and pharmacy chains to expand black presence and build more diversity in leadership
Martin Luther King, who was a social justice and equality fighter, fought for minorities against inequality, defined as lack of fair treatment in the sharing of wealth or opportunities; once he said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane" (1966), he became an American hero since he fought for social justice, he influenced a generation to rise up and fight against inequality, when the easier choice would have been to just give up. Sadly, this fight against inequality isn’t over, inequality in health care can be found in two main areas, the first is disparities in care, including access to hospitals, doctors, skilled professionals, medical technology, essential medicine, and proper procedures,
The health status of African American men constitute a complex story of historical oppression, social forces of discrimination at political, institutional, and individual levels, and economic disadvantages that have worked against the health of black men for centuries. Many African American men continue to suffer disproportionately from poor physical and mental health, and are also feared and marginalized in American society. It is clear that the health disparities among African American men are astounding when compared to other racial, ethnic male groups, especially white males. The awakening to the existence of health disparities has brought concern about African American males ' health issues in the US. Though many other indicators of quality
The NHS was set up in 1948 in order to improve the health of the nation. Discuss how effective it has been in reducing inequalities in health in the UK. Introduction This essay will discuss about the health factors that might lead to inequalities in health, the reasons that influenced that start-up of the NHS and all the factors and effectiveness of the NHS.
A major healthcare concern is making medicine available to those who are impoverished and live in underserved areas. I grew up in Gloversville, New York, a medium sized town that was at one point considered the most impoverished city in the state. Growing up in this region has given me understanding of what life is like in underserved areas. I 've witnessed first hand, the difference in opportunity between myself and students coming from a more urbanized background. It is easy to empathize with those who do not receive proper treatment due to demographic disadvantages.
Differences in Health Disparity Research and Quality Initiatives Conventionally, quality improvement (QI) and research are identified as two distinct areas, without significant connections in the health care field. According to Mode and Peterson (2005) research and practice integration is a complex task since it often needs new conceptual frameworks, categories of relationships, and languages for patients, clinicians, researchers, funding agencies, and academic institutions. Therefore, health research and practice possess different ways of addressing issues; hence, exhibit different characteristics in handling disparities. Sickle cell pain management is one of the areas that reveal most of the key differences in health disparities research and quality initiatives, which emanate from their different focus and orientation. Despite the existing differences, merging study and quality improvement efforts can be source of advantage in addressing health disparity issues due to the informational role played by research, and the evidence approach of QI.
What factors do you think contribute to the disparities in health among ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender groups in your country? Back to my country, Indonesia, it has more than 14 thousand islands scatter within 5 thousand miles from East to West in South East Asian region. There are tremendous disparities between islands to other islands in health due to ability to access to health facilities; poor; low education; and area isolation. As described by Crimmins, Hayward and Seeman (2004) that poorer and less education people will likely to suffer from diseases. Poorer people always experience with cognitively and physically impaired.