The author also states and concludes that measures must be taken to eliminate racial disparities in health. Racial disparities, the racial differences in discrimination, is an indicator of health status of a person. Large racial disparities can cause a decline in health in one type of racial group for example Blacks have an elevated death rate for 8 of the 10 leading causes of death. The mortality rate and infant mortality rate for Blacks is higher than for Whites and this is because there isn’t equality in society. There are many reasons for the large difference in health between Blacks and Whites, one of the reasons is the limit of housing options
The difficulty they had in expressing their emotions prior to genetic testing contributed to a similar difficulty after they found out the result. Kaphingst A.K., Lachance R.C., Condit M.C., 2009 Analysis of the correlation between the beliefs about inheriting cancer and searching for information for own health and protective behaviors N = 5813 adults. CSM - adapting the model in the analysis Individuals who believed that information about genetic family history of cancer may reduce the risk of cancer were significantly more likely to be in search for cancer information. Heavy smokers who were convinced that genes were the main cause of lung cancer are significantly more likely to smoke
An acknowledgement of multiple intersecting identities is a prerequisite to understanding inequality in the public health system and in fixing it (Bowleg 2012: 1). Bowleg cites the black feminist founders of intersectionality and uses intersectionality as theoretical framework. She operates from the position of marginalized populations to create space in a system that must acknowledge them by citing inequities such as those reflected by HIV rates. (Bowleg 2012: 2). Due to the infancy in the field cited by McKibben& McPherson there are issues in the potential application of intersectionality to public health.
According to the recent research, it is also reported that females have more survival rate than that of the males. A Word of Conclusion: The statistics mentioned in this piece of writing are not exact but the averages. They do not reflect every patient’s situation. It is the research work carried out by the American Cancer Society. The research is based upon testing the diagnosed patients.
In a different article titled, Vaccine Verity, author Damaris Christensen says: If parents' fears over vaccine safety rise, public health officials worry that immunization rates will drop. Such a decline would naturally lead to more cases of disease among the unvaccinated children. Because most vaccines don't provide complete protection against disease in every child, however, even vaccinated children would become more
According to the study, “East Harlem has lost approximately 1,854 units over the next 10 years and a failure to develop more affordable housing will continue to lead to evictions, displacement, decreased housing affordability and potentially poor health outcomes.” There is more to the importance of our health than just worrying about health care and there is a bigger picture behind it. “East Harlem residents are already burdened by a number of health inequities. This is why we felt it was so important to connect this work with health and conduct this assessment. East Harlem residents have higher rates for a number of health conditions — including asthma, high blood pressure, infant mortality and diabetes — than in Manhattan and the rest of the city, according to the study. For instance, there were 75
Defunding Planned Parenthood would mean blocking and preventing individuals from receiving the health care that they are reliant on. As a majority of the patients are low-income and living in Medically Underserved Areas, they are dependent on the organization because it is their only source for healthcare. To view in specifics, “In 2013, 78 percent of Planned Parenthood patients had incomes at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty line, which is $36,375 for a family of four” (Four Reasons). A majority of the individuals that are assisted are women of color; 22 percent being Latino and 14 percent being African American according to 2013 statistics. Further so, these two groups
Some of these differences in access to healthcare in the country are discussed below. The first difference is the inequality in the quality of medical services that are offered. Such variations in services means that certain individuals can access better healthcare services whereas others have access to only low-quality services. An example is that minority groups are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers than whites. This is evidence that they are offered lower quality care.
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. The sexual orientation, race, age, etc., in the US deprived certain groups from receiving equal opportunity in the health care and the health care. Thus, making the disparities in the US health system an increasing problem issue. What is/ are the health and health care issue or disparities? According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (2012), health and health care disparity refer to differences in the health and health care between population groups.
One in four people is a pretty large ratio. These people could be your family or friends, and the fact that many of them are not able to receive the proper treatment that they require should be alarming. Mental illness affects more lives than one would expect and this epidemic could be easily solved if mental healthcare were to be more accessible. Currently, The United States spends as little $113 billion on mental health treatment. That works out to about 5.6 percent of the national health-care spending, according to a 2011
Inadequate breast and cervical cancer screenings usually require travel to a larger medical facility. When living in Appalachia residence often have to travel large distances for medical services. Poor road conditions, living isolation, and lack of public transportation may be additional distance barriers for citizens. When discussing disparities in cancer, the issues can become more difficult. When comparing the rates of lung, colorectal, and cervical cancers between Appalachia and the United States, high occurrences and later stage diagnosis occur in Appalachia.
Certain studies have shown a damaging correlation between racial groups and health problems, such as high blood pressure in African-Americans or low birth weight for Arab newborns after 9/11 (Gravlee, 52). These indications are imperative to understanding how race affects biology because both are impacted by societal, cultural, and environmental factors. The author also recognizes the impact that anthropologists had on past ideology, such as eugenics (Gravlee, 48), and how it has shaped racialized thinking in the modern world. Gravlee argues that skin color is a major factor in social processes (Gravlee, 52) and ultimately, it contributes to the cycle of inequality and unseen health problems in minorities (Gravlee, 48). In response to the pre-existing notions in both pop culture and academia, the author unifies both statements and states that race manifests itself in the person’s biology (Gravlee,
According to a Kaiser study, 46% of uninsured adults tried to get coverage but did not because it was too expensive (Luhby, 2017). These costs vary widely across the states, the national average gives insight into how steep the deductibles and premiums can be. For lower income Americans, The ACA subsidies have proven to reduce the premiums, but for an individual whom doesn’t meet the criteria for the subsidies will find it difficult to afford healthcare. In
Valerie Benavidez Professor Stewart ENC 1101 15 November 2015 The Healthcare Crisis in the States Today, many Americans struggle to obtain minimum, let alone full healthcare coverage. The cost of healthcare has sky rocketed over the years and has become less affordable for thousands of people across the U.S. The number of uninsured Americans is at an all-time high. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes perfect sense, economically, because it eases rising costs, has been more successful at previous attempts of reform, and provides a better healthcare system overall, compared to the initial medical care system we use today. There are many factors that led up to the reasons why healthcare costs have risen so rapidly, but one of the main reasons
According to a study done by University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) professors Julia Heck, Randall Sell, and Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin (2006), women in same-sex relationships were significantly less likely than women in opposite-sex relationships to have health insurance coverage, to have seen a medical provider in the past 12 months, and to have a primary physician. Additionally, researchers found that women and men in same-sex relationships were more likely to report unmet medical needs as opposed to those in heterosexual relationships (Buchmueller & Carpenter, 2010). Although the reasoning for lack of health insurance coverage and unmet medical needs could vary depending on the individual and on the same-sex couple, there seems to be an overlying cause for the