Differences Between Indigenous And Non Indigenous People

1886 WordsMar 5, 20178 Pages
Health disparities can be viewed in a variety of different ways. People can experience it in different ways and some have more health disparities than others. As defined by the CDC. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) “Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that is experienced by socially disadvantaged populations”. Therefore different populations are affected differently, it all depends on your social class as well as your social standing and how you are viewed within the society in which you are living in. This shows that there is visible different between classes and this will have an impact on your health. So this poses a question of…show more content…
As stated in an article by the UN addressing health implications for indigenous people it is stated that: “Indigenous peoples’ lack of access to health services for indigenous peoples is a widespread problem in America for many reasons, which include geographical barriers, discrimination, stigma, lack of social and cultural adaptation to indigenous health needs, and a lack of integration of traditional medicine” (2014). Indigenous Peoples’ have many barriers they must overcome first before being able to access the health care amenities, even then they are not guaranteed to have access to these services. Where are we look on the other side of the spectrum which includes Non-Indigenous Peoples’ access to health care is done in a very different way. “Across the country, diabetes is having a devastating impact on Indigenous communities with rates of diabetes three times higher among Indigenous people than among non-Indigenous people”(Aspin, Clive; Brown, Ngiare, Jersey, Tanisha, Yen, Lauran, ).Leeder, Stephen 2). Non-Indigenous Peoples’ have notably better health than Indigenous Peoples’. As stated above the rates for health implications are much higher for the Indigenous peoples’ than it is for the Non-Indigenous peoples. This shows that there must be a gap between how the health services treat Indigenous
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