Poverty in Children About 15 million children in the United States live in families with incomes below the federal poverty threshold; 43% are children under the age of six and 37% are children over the age of six (“Child Poverty”). Child poverty refers to the phenomenon of children living below the federal poverty threshold. The poverty threshold is set by the Census Bureau and depends on the family size and composition of a household. For example, a family of four earning less than $22,050 per year in 2010 is considered to live below the poverty threshold (What are Poverty Thresholds).
A link between poverty, low educational attainment and poorer health outcomes with increased morbidity and mortality is well established (Causes of Health Disparities, n.d.). Also, certain religious practices may not allow one person to obtain the believed cure or care needed to prevent certain illnesses and diseases. A lack of income and low educational attainment decreases one 's chances of having quality access to healthcare. If one is not able to afford health care or is ignorant to what the health care field has to offer, illness and disease may build up over time, increasing chances for a health disparity. Gender and age could also cause one not to want to obtain health care, furthermore decreasing their health.
People that live in low income communities may not have access to nutritious food, adequate shelter or reliable transportation which can lead to decrease in health. One example of health disparities that plague low income families is lack of oral care reach can lead to a domino effect on medical health. There are over 45 million adults and children who live in an area where there is a shortage of dental care. Over half of the low income children have not been seen by a dentist or have received some form of preventative dental care because a lack in insurance. Also, there is a likely possibility that adults living in these types of areas are not receiving care as well.
According to Hodgkinson et al, there are “disparities in poverty rates depending on age, race or ethnicity, family structure, and geographic location. Although the largest number of poor and low income children are white, minority children are disproportionately affected, particularly African American, American Indian, and Hispanic children. In 2013, Hispanic and African American children were ~3 times more likely than white and Asian children to be poor. Children raised by single parents and children raised in the South or West are also more likely to be poor or low income than children residing in the Northeast” (Hodgkinson et al, 2016). Children and youth are a vulnerable population because they have no control over their situation or environment;
Many children in low income homes, tend to score lower on test scores, and have higher drop out rates this may be due to lack of preparation, not having access to early childhood education programs, which means entering kindergarten, they are lacking the basic skills such as lack of vocabulary. Studies have shown, low income children enter school having heard 30 million fewer words than children from middle class families. These children also face poor nutrtion making it harder to concentrate and higher mobility, moving from school to school. Dysfunctional families also plays a role in a childs development, children coming home to stressful households can put a strain on them. (Jeanette DeForge January 08, 2015 http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/war_on_poverty_8_challenges_po.html)
Community health nursing is directed toward improving the health outcomes of the community through the prevention of disease as well as handling crises in the case of a natural disaster. In the following discussion, I will describe the stages to preparing for a tornado because of the potential of happening my local area and the public nurse’s role during each of the stages.
(2017) state how children who are living near poverty can experience the same or even worse conditions than children who are in poverty. As for the child’s caregiver, Shananhan et al. (2017) address how children living in poverty are most likely to have a single parent diagnosed
In a theoretical standpoint, everyone in the world has the right to a standard of physical and mental well-being. However, there are many challenges that hinder this goal. According to World Health Organization (2015), there are at least 400 million people do not have access to one or more essential health services. Therefore, I believe inequality access to health care is the greatest global health problem in the century. Inequality access to health care mainly relates to poverty.
It has been realized that poverty might influence the depth of medical treatment a patient receives. The health conditions that lead to a person needing medical assistance could also be influenced by poverty according to researchers (Lund, et al. 1505). In this essay, the examination intends to examine whether the relationship between poverty and medical treatment makes sense. Various influences of poverty to health and the manner in which such situations are handled would be discussed as well.
STANDARDS A. Virginia Standard of Learning: 3.MD.8 The student will determine, by counting, the value of a collection of bills and coins whose total value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the bills and coins, and make change. (Virginia Department of Education, 2011).
VUT2-Task 2 v3 Eric Peterson | Western Governors University Foreword Due to a plain text file being found on a workstation in the root of the C: drive saying “hacked by KDC”, a small police department’s IT department has been asked to identify three potential penetration testing tools, and contrast them for possible purchase and implementation. The following information is intended to persuade the Police Chief to sign off and implement one of the three tools. The key capabilities and benefits of each are listed, along with some disadvantages or limitations, and penetration tool usage. A1.
During this course, I have learned a great deal of information concerning issues and trends that has been essential to my early childhood profession, however, poverty have stirred my passion in so many ways. In our society, poverty is a devastating issue in the early childhood field that can affect children and families of all cultural diversity. According to Atinc & Wright, “200 million children under the age of five in the developing world are at risk of not reaching their full development potential because they suffer from negative consequences of poverty nutritional deficiencies” (Atinc & Wright (2013). During my research, I have learned that other country such as Africa and Asia experience worst poverty that prevent the children