The number one killer in the United States today is heart disease or also known as cardiovascular disease (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2015). As death rates begin to rise due to cardiovascular disease, in 1948 the Framingham Heart Study became a joint project of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Boston University to pinpoint the most common factors that play a role in cardiovascular disease and strokes (Framingham Heart Study, 2015). Over several years, the Framingham study has identified several risks factors that are believed to increase the likelihood of a person being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. These risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, obesity, diabetes, and physical
The population health determinant is an ongoing discussion with the United States health care system. According to Knickman & Kovner (2015) social determinant of health (SDOH) are the “circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work and age, and the system in place to deal with illness” (Knickman & Kovner, 2015, p. 80). The peer-reviewed article I chose is a social determinant of health related to obesity. The ability to understand the realm of population health depends on understanding the environmental connections related to biological, behavioral, physical, access, and social determinant (Knickman & Kovner, 2015).
Life for women in Latin America during the 19th century was greatly impacted by independence. Latin America in the 19th century was a completely patriarchal society. A patriarchy is a system in which men control the power of women’s labor, sexuality in the household and society, and women’s reproductive potential. Women’s roles in society were divided based on the class system.
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Healthy People (2015), these factors underlie preventable disparities in health status and disease outcomes. Poor health outcomes are often the result of the interaction between individuals and their social and physical environment. Policies that result in changes to the social and physical environment can affect entire populations over extended periods of time, while simultaneously helping people to change individual-level behavior. Improving the conditions in which people are born, live, work, and age will ensure a healthier population, thereby improving national productivity, security, and prosperity through a healthier nation.The importance of social determinants of health is growing initiatives to address these determinants of health. The development of integrated solutions within the context of the health care delivery system needs to focus on patient centered care. In particular, the efforts to prevent and treatment of diabetes. The health care social needs are emerging through Medicare and Medicaid delivery and payment initiatives.
Judith Ortiz Cofer: The Myth of the Latina Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria
Being a woman in this world is hard, but being a Latina woman is even harder. Being a Latina women in the US and in Latin countries are just as equally difficult. People always talk about discrimination against African-American and their past but every one always forget about the fact that Latinas have and still face with the discrimination in their work life and in their daily life. They have studies “that show that about 3 in every 10 Hispanic worker feel that they have been discriminated against in their employment and some report being referred to with racial slurs at work while 1 in 4 feel they are paid less and have reduced career advancement prospects than their Caucasian counterparts.”(Discrimination
Hispanic women should particularly focus on knowing everything they can about what’s going on with diabetes especially within their ethnic group; there are several groups which can help to inform you with new and innovative ways. Diabetes can be very harmful but when you take the proper steps each day, you won’t even have to worry about
According to Healthy People 2020 we must promote health and reduce chronic disease risk through the consumption of healthful diets and achievement and maintenance of healthy body weights. Healthy People 2020 has done extensive research and have strong science supporting all the nutritional benefits from eating the right foods and doing proper exercise to maintain the normal body weight standards. By promoting health to the Latino population this would benefit their health and the health of the United States overall
In chapter thirteen, Hispanic/Latino health issues, Thomas A. LaVeist examine the health status of the Hispanic/Latino population. The Hispanic and Latino group is the largest nonwhite racial and ethnic group in the U.S. The Hispanics and Latinos have overall good health but can have some trouble when it comes to accessing good quality health care. A lot of Hispanics and Latinos are uninsured. With being uninsured, it’s hard to get the proper health care that is needed. They also have language barriers that affect proper health care. Poverty and low socioeconomic statuses are the greatest health risk factor that Hispanics have to face. They have some barriers when it comes to health care, but they relatively have a better health profile.
4. Diverse women face more obstacles in aging than their white counterparts because health disparities exist between the two. For example, older African American experience higher rates of type 2 diabetes than their white counterparts. Also, Latina women have higher mortality from cervical and uterine cancers than white women.
It is very important for Health programs to reach out and be able to help all sorts of different kinds of people, which are being affected by an illness or disease. Programs that know about individuals and their culture will benefit greatly, when knowing the background of their culture and why they may struggle with such problems in their health. I found two programs that are working for the people, the programs had to be beneficial with the certain cultures of people they are trying to reach out to. For one of the programs I decided to talk about was the, Black Women’s Health Impetrative and its interactions to help inform African American women the signs of Cardiovascular disease. The second Program is the, PMC Chronic Obstructive
We propose that a city ordinance in LA be implemented that will prohibit FFRs or MVs from running business a certain mile radius within predominantly Latino school zones or other child-designated zones. FFRs already located near any school will not be
The CHILE intervention was a study conducted to observe American Indians and Hispanic Head Start children along with their families; to see if the obesity rate would decline among children in these ethnic groups could be effected by being enrolled in the Head Start program.
Transition/Link: First, I want to discuss why everyone should attempt to exercise. Exercise can help to increase energy and help maintain or decrease blood pressure levels. Exercising regularly can help you lose weight and keep it off. According to Exercise Makes You Younger”, published in Nursing Update "Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the world. But following the guidelines and getting at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week can put you at a lower risk for these diseases" (55).
Health is an important element throughout our life. A person’s health can be affected by many social factors such as gender roles and economic positions. As there are differences in health status between different populations groups, health inequality is then formed, for example, differences in morbidity and mortality rates between people from different social classes.