A major community change in healthy eating would have a major effect on the cost of healthcare, insurance premiums, and life expectancy. One of the hardest challenges is to help individuals that do not want to change or lower income individuals that do not have access to healthier options. “Regionally across the United States, food insecurity has been found to be the greatest at 14.9 percent in the rural West.6 Of Colorado’s 64 counties, 24 are designated as rural, 23 are designated as frontier (fewer than six people per square mile), and 17 are designated as urban” (Colorado Department of Public Health, 2005) From my experiences, these types of individuals that do not want to change have to go through a major health event where they are face with the hard facts. My hope would be to create a plan that helps all demographics have access and education to healthy
After I listened to Majora Carter 's passionate speech, I learn that we must work together as a community to improve the quality of our surrounding environment. Poor neighborhood often located near industrial factories or sewage system which correlated to the high percentages of obesity and asthma in these ares. According to Majora Carter, poor people not only poor but also unhealthy. Coming from a minority low-income family, Carter knows how it feel to live in polluted areas and she was brave enough to stand up and ask her community to help her make a different. After vacant lands in Bronx areas turned into parks and walk-able neighborhoods, people stopped alliterate, crime rate dropped because the streets were alive with people.
This issue effects everyone. There are consequences that emerges from the lack of housing. These consequences can cause increase in health problems, traffic congestions, discrimination between individuals or communities, increase of homeless, and lack of household stability. There are many government funded projects that help the low income resident find housing however, there is a shortage of all of the units creating mass
Indeed, you mentioned an important aspect of disparities and it is one related to the disparities affecting racial groups. The United States is a multicultural country so for a healthcare professional to treat a disease or to approach a group is necessary to consider their cultural background, traditions, and beliefs. Despite all the United States effort to eradicate the racial differences in the Country, race continues as one of the most significant factors to take into consideration when we are evaluating health care services or high quality of care. Health disparities among Hispanics most the time is caused by the type of food they consume, and the lack of access to healthcare services. In addition, some Hispanic are not the United States
More importantly, operating a non-profit organization and providing service to a low-income community can be difficult in many aspects. Persons living in poverty are considerably more likely to be in fair or poor health and to have disabling conditions. They may also have less access to health and animal care services. Other socioeconomic disadvantages of low-income communities include: high rates of unemployment, crime, adolescent delinquency, child maltreatment, poor child and adult health and mental health. All of these disadvantages affect how animals are treated and cared for in our
An individual with an Intellectual Disability has significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behaviour, which covers many everyday social and practical skills, some also have physical problems. Being vulnerable leaves them more exposed to the social determinants of health (i.e. poverty, unemployment, social exclusion).A person with an ID have equal rights to health care, there voice is not heard and they are often over looked. I am alarmed by the figures and statistics I have uncovered in this assignment. I fear for the future of my patients/clients with an intellectual disability who have diverse health problems and have difficulties communicating and often on a low income.
The multifaceted issue of racism has been intensely explored by many, but it is Will Allen’s The Good Food Revolution that draws a staggering connection between discrimination and the United States’ obesity epidemic, offering solutions that tackle both monstrosities at once. Allen’s belief that access to locally grown produce should be a basic right stems from years of witnessing that right being strategically denied to the urban poor. The spread of chain business and the reduction of farms has created a crisis that Allen’s company Growing Power seeks to rectify. These claims are not only supported by the evidence presented by Allen in his experience, but also by circumstances in the reader’s life that mirrors what is described. It is unnerving to realize the after how far the United States has come, inequality is still being served at the dinner table.
I am choosing to examine and address the issue of “food deserts”. Food deserts are known as poor urban areas where the residents within the poor areas cannot purchase affordable, healthy food, the term food deserts was constructed to illustrate why policy makers need to look more critically at the nutrition difficulties in low-income areas (Cummins,2002). A gap in health is embedded into the interrelationship of racism, culture and the historical, economic, and political structures that make for the experience of African Americans and other racial and ethnic groups within the United States (Lewis et al., 2011). The primary concern of “food deserts” is that poor or rural areas do not have access to supermarkets, grocery stores, or other food
To me the conflict perspective fits perfectly regarding the situation of health issues such as HIV/AIDS and obesity being very high among minorities and the poor in America. The conflict perspective is described as which groups have power, which social groups benefit, and how we are always going through change driven by class conflict. The minorities and poor aren’t benefiting from their social class, they are powerless, and they are a big part of class conflict. Not enough people are trying to help and or educate the minorities and poor. I know people say you can’t help who doesn’t want to be helped and people assume they don’t want to be helped because if they did they wouldn’t have the highest rates with particular health issues such as
Many people in our country have the challenge of not only accessing, but also having the actual availability of seeking proper heath care and services. Disparity is created when one group’s outcome is seen to be greater or lessor than another’s and factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, sexual identity, disability, socioeconomic status, or geographical location affect this outcome (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2015). This discussion post will describe how health disparities affect one group, particularly those living with the Appalachia area, and how it affects their education, employment, and health. There are many health disparities with the Appalachians that need recognized and considered by health providers whenever