This movie takes place in South Central Los Angeles California where a crippling neighborhood sits just next to some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in California. It is in this documentary that they study how such a poor community can exist and how crime has riddle the streets to stay a community. The beginning of the movie talks about its once thriving area. There was this informal social control in which people could connect with one another. At one-point communities thrived on big businesses like Firestone and Chrysler but when these companies shut down and moved elsewhere these people with blue collar jobs could no longer get an education and were left with no opportunity to succeed.
In the ghetto, Walker describes how he “lived in communities with drugs, gangs, crime, bad schools, police brutality, and collective view that white people were and would be racist”(194). Coming from a community that exhibits crimes, drugs, and violence, people who live through these circumstances have a higher tendency of becoming more aggressive on their stance. As for his wife, she grows up in a community that faces a different situation. One that is calm and non-violent. Walker depicts how his wife’s community has excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and clean parks.
Fences is a story that displays various life issues that have happened in real life. The problems that have been addressed throughout this story have to do with race, and poverty. Some of these issues have been done knowingly, and others have happened indirectly. Many of the problems that occurred were social norms back in the 1950’s, for example race because there was a lot of discrimination and disadvantages towards black people, which ultimately lead to poverty. Race was an obstacle in the process of acquiring a job for many black’s, which prevented them from supporting their families financially.
Throughout the movie “Pleasantville”, there are numerous social issues. This paper will look at and identify some of them, as well as defining the basic social issues and how they relate to the movie. Some sociological concepts found in the movie include Race and Ethnicity, Age Stratification, and Social Interaction. Throughout the movie, there are plenty of examples, but I will use the three main concepts I found. The example of Race and Ethnicity would be Discrimination.
A prime example is Camden, NJ, which is home to 103 toxic locations as well a many poor minorities, a situation you would never see in an affluent white neighborhood. The remaining citizens do not have enough money to relocate, and in comparison to the corporate money from the toxic sites, they have no hope in buying back the politicians who allowed so many toxic corporations to operate there. Their lack of agency subjects these individuals to a variety of carcinogens among other toxins, forcing them to stay and watch as so many of their children develop asthma. Another example of how environmental policy impacts health is the situation in Flint, MI, where a careless switch to river water as the main water supply without proper environmental investigation resulted in the lead poisoning of countless residents, including children. Furthermore, the government tried to tell citizens that the water was fine and hide and discredit proof that said otherwise.
Social determinants of health depend on social, environmental and economic conditions in societies (EuroHealthNet, n.d.). These factors and conditions, together with the age, sex and hereditary factors of a person, are interlinked and influence the health status of the individual, because a person is born, grows, lives, works and ages in these conditions (Equity Action, 2010). The living and working conditions include agriculture and food production, education, work and environment, unemployment, water and sanitation, health care services and housing (Marmot, Health inequalities in the EU, 2013, p. 40). In addition, it is clear that equal access to good health is hard to achieve, and it can be done so, if disadvantages are assessed, and that necessary measures should be taken (Stegeman, Costongs, & Needle,
Introduction Primary care is said to be the “first point of contact” for people when accessing the health care system in Ireland (Department of health and children 2001). The World health organisation(1978) outline that one of the main roles of primary health care is to provide access to care for the most vulnerable but also to identify and rectify the factors which lead to their early mortality. The Alma Ata declaration (1978) was a huge milestone in the development of primary care and they explain how essential it is for all populations’ health. Unfortunately the vulnerable populations in Ireland suffer the effects of the social determinates and also the health inequalities and die younger because they put up with a healthcare system which “places lesser value on the lives of those with lesser means” (Wren 2002).
The film showcases the conditions in which the African American community lived in as kids played with rocks and whatever they could find in areas that look as if they had been through a war. The whole neighborhood is in a state of disrepair after the riots and the residents seem defeated, acquiescing to what their community has become. Stan earns an honest living working at a slaughter house where they seem to mainly slaughter sheep. Feeling trapped at a dead end job he loathes, Stan spends his free time looking for ways to better his situation but every attempt seems to be in vain as they all lead him back to where he started, an inevitable conclusion for an honest African American in the 60s and 70s. Every failed attempt he accepts and almost anticipates.
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.
Consuming the pollutants can lead to them contracting serious illnesses. Health clinics near the reservoir have reported patients seeking medical attention for rashes and itches after taking a shower or coming in contact with the water itself on a daily basis. Members of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) have voiced their concerns for their people, as the polluted water poses to be a possibly life-threatening
It demonstrates a symbol of dehumanization and is filled with a town full of racism and segregation. The Universal
3.1 – Assess health and wellbeing priorities in health and social care settings The UKs Health and Wellbeing Directorate mission is to save lives, promote wellbeing and creates environments where individuals, families, and communities can feel informed, empowered, healthier and happier. They take an integrated approach to promoting health and wellbeing. Working with a range of partners to develop and implement robust, effective health programmes and to address the social factors that affect people’s health. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 has delivered a significant shift in the way that local health services are designed.
The Health Field Model The Health Field Model (HFM) is the conceptual framework that is used by different health care organizations or in individual research projects to evaluate the prevalence, awareness and management of diseases in the community (Pittman, 2010). The HFM, a determinant health model is developed by Bob Evans and Greg Stoddart in 1990. The HFM provides a broad spectrum for understanding health, and the factors that interfere with, and influence the health of individuals in the community. There are features to put into consideration for, in determining the factors that affect many diseases; hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease, or influence of health on a community (Kindig & McGinnis, 2007).
Sir Michael Marmot put into perspective how serious social disparities are and how they influence health not only between countries but also, within countries. The issue is not medical care; in fact the United States spends the most on medical care. You would initially think the country in which spends the most on medical care must have higher health rates. Well, believe it or not, this is actually false, for instance, sixty-two countries had higher maternal health rates than the United States. This displays that a lack of medical care fundamentally is not the conflict, whereas social inequality is.