Case Study: Increating Racially And Uninsured Community

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The large urban environments reflect broader social processes, such as those creating racially, ethnically and economically segregated communities with vast differences in access to health care with the insured and uninsured population. The access to the two medical clinics are limited. The one clinic will only except the patient with insurance and the other clinic does have a flexible payment plan for no insurance. This clinic is over two block from the bus stop, and is clearly a problem when the parent is trying to get their child to the doctors. A parent on a low income public transport is essential, as motor vehicles are expensive and are out of reach of a family living in poverty. The case study states that the closest hospital is fifteen…show more content…
There is an a attempted to start a community garden but without the education this is going to be very difficult, and as this article stats “ interest in the program has been limited” . Accessibility of healthful food sources may lower the risk of overweight and obesity by facilitating healthier diets, Pearson (2009) and easy access to nutritionally inappropriate food sources may contribute to excessive and harmful weight gain. In general, fast-food outlets and convenience stores offer high-calorie foods,Healthy People 2020 defines a health disparity as a “particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion”. One of the main areas in this community is mental health, substance abuse, smoking alcohol and drugs, high suicide rate and poor education.Low levels of academic achievement and educational attainment with a graduation rate of less than 70 % in this low-income urban, undermine the quality of individual, family, and community life, threatening the very integrity of the society, the national average of graduation is 78%. Educationally relevant health disparities exert a very powerful, but generally overlooked, influence on the achievement of the individual and the choices they make. No matter how will teachers are
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