It shows that as we move from social class 1 to social class V, there is increased risk of variety of diseases like cancer, respiratory, heart, strokes etc. and also the chance of accidents and suicides also increase in the lower classes (Waterson, 2003). It states that poor men and women are more likely to die than rich ones. Thus mortality is also proportional to the social class that an individual belongs to. Socioeconomic inequalities in health typically take the form of a ‘social gradient’, in which those in higher socioeconomic groups have better health and longer life expectancy than the groups below them (Scambler, 2008).
This would mean that students and workers would be provided with healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables (Ross, Lean and Anderson 2002). Socio-economic status and education systems influence the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in both America and Sweden. These factors vary between the countries with Sweden having a stronger focus on population welfare resulting in lower prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Both America and Sweden had similar median incomes, however the unemployment and poverty rate was significantly larger in America. The greater proportion of people in America with a lower socio-economic status may attribute to the larger prevalence rate of type 2 diabetes.
Health disparities have been an issue all over the world. In the United States, individual and community activism have been seen in an attempt to address the health inequalities of the underrepresented groups tracing back to 1781 (Mitchell, 2015). With the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the hope for social equality and justice through insurance for all remains complex. The legislation will certainly provide better health outcomes, but health advocacy remains an important aspect in changing the landscape of our health system. A study indicated that the overall rate of insurance coverage increased and a decreased in “coverage disparities related to race and ethnicity” was noted a few years after the ACA was passed (Buchmueller,
healthcare system. I found these trends very important, because they help the health care managers align the organization with the changing external environment. The first trend is eMedicine which enables patients to be more involved in their own care. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuously approving more medical softwares and physicians are becoming more interested to get advantage of this technology. Therefore, it is important for health care organizations to be prepared to adopt eMedicine.
One of the most concerning health burden for the public health department is health disparities in the population. The public health goal is to improve health and prevent diseases among the population and in the individuals to create a healthy population. To achieve this goal, it important to involve the individual and the population needs. The need to develop and establish a program that can benefit everyone. In this view, it is important to identify the social and environmental factors that greatly influence the health of the individuals and the population.
Therefore, in fall 2001, I have decided to pursue a career path in public health. Serving communities and people who are on the low end of social strata is a comforting experience. I always imagine if people lived healthier lives, practiced preventive medicine, and took precautions against illness and disease, are provided with clean water, clean environment, eat good food and have better accommodation through efforts others who has vested their energy and resources in creating such opportunity, how would the world be like? invariablely, Public health issues relate to almost every family, community and countries. given the reemergence of communicable disease, theat of global disaster , and the burden of co-morbidity dieseases, public health approach through preventive medicine is the only guarantee
As an organization, our goal is to change the conversations about mental health. I was able to raise awareness for a variety of mental health issues. The mission is to reduce the stigma of mental health. As an Executive Board member, I learned what it was like to be a active leader in the student community. I became more aware of the national and global initiatives that are being taken to achieve organizations.
On the other hand, the reform on reducing the corporate tax from 25% in 2013 to 22% in 2016 in Danish was a good news for Coloplast. This reform increased residents’ disposable income and provided more sales for Coloplast in the following. Economic Factors There are four main Economic factors in the healthcare supplies industry. Firstly, financial crisis does not affect the medical devices companies at first. However, when the economic crisis prevails, people may switch to lower cost alternatives due to lacking of the financial support from government.
These incorporate the social, behavioural, natural and financial conditions that are the main driver of weakness, health and disease, for example, instruction, pay, business, working conditions, societal position. Health promotion expands on existing qualities and resources and it utilises numerous, corresponding systems to advance health for the individual, group and population
Health promotion is defined as empowering people to increase control over their own health and improve health on a large scale ranging from individual level to public level. The health promotion can be achieved by formulating healthy, effective sustainable public policy which not only address physical health but also co-factors of health such as housing, food and security, income, employment and quality working conditions. Recently, the health promotion campaigns have introduced a new slogan health in all policies in order to prioritize health in all public policies. Current strategies of health promotion are more integrative and conjugating in nature as compared to traditional methods. For example- health promotion through health education