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Health Promotion Among Diverse Populations Essay

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Heath disparities or health inequalities are defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “gaps in health outcomes or determinants between segments of the population”. The CDC has put together the CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report in 2013 to address the many issues concerning the health disparities of minority groups in the United States. One of the minority groups addressed in the report is the African American or black ethnic group that in 2013 comprised of 15% of the United States population. More African Americans rate health services in their community as fair to poor than whites (Becker and Newsom, 2003). Life expectancy has more than doubled for African ...view middle of the document...

(CDC and Prevention).
Socioeconomic (SES), race, and culture are factors that contribute to the poor health outcomes of African Americans (CDC). Low socioeconomic status among the group is a determinant of access to health care. African Americans in 2010 had a larger percentage of adults who were uninsured than the white and Asian/Pacific Islander ethnic groups (CDC). Low income persons are most likely to be on the Medicaid system or completely uninsured, which makes them more likely to have poor health care or none at all. Low socioeconomic status relates to its association with other determinants of health status, absence of insurance and constraints on care at sites of low income people. Socioeconomic status and racism can be associated together meaning that socioeconomic status has been restricted to members of minority groups and also being that SES is not only a confounder of racial differences but a casual pathway to racism. For example low income African Americans are less likely to be privy to a broad range of medical procedures and are more likely to receive undesirable interventions than the whites. (Becker and Newsom, 2003)
Part of understanding health disparities of minorities is to find reasonable and effective ways to reduce, early detect and treat disease. One way to start this process is to have a community health fair in vulnerable population areas. Free public health fairs would attract all ethnic groups without money being an issue. This is a good way to be able to address some of the issues minorities are facing and provide resources available to them. Health screenings and presentations are a great way to present information to a large amount of people and give them a baseline health assessment to begin their care....

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