Health Disparities Case Study

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Health Disparities are unjust and unequal quality of health or health care outcomes which most often occurs as a result of margin in educational level, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and demographics. Indeed, equality in health care is far from perfect in America, there are a number of socio-ecological factors- educational level, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and demographics- which commonly cause disparities between the healthcare qualities of different peoples, nations, cultures, and other classifications. In the case of my focus area of HIV, despite deterrence efforts, some sets of people are not only affected by HIV/AIDS, STDs, but faces higher mortality rate compare to others. Majority of these cases can be linked to disparities …show more content…

This population will are prone to unhealthy eating habits, fewer doctors visit, and have higher risk with less coverage. According to CDC’s report on preventable hospitalization on rates were higher for residents of lower income neighborhoods compared with higher income neighborhoods and were higher for non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics compared with non-Hispanic whites during 2001-2009. Additionally this group, may not have the options to select from multiple list of providers because doctors, hospitals and health care practitioner, are often inclined to move out to wealthier areas, in order to make profit to cover the cost of running their practice. Such actions, ultimately, causes lower-income areas to experience minimal and/or poor health care services even though they often need it the most. Throughout the next decade, Healthy People 2020 will assess health disparities in the U.S. population by tracking rates of illness, death, chronic conditions, behaviors, and other types of outcomes in relation to demographic factors including: Race and ethnicity, Gender, Sexual identity and orientation, Disability status, and geographic

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