High Rates Among Various Ethnic Backgrounds

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Healthcare disparities exist at higher rates among various ethnic backgrounds as well as individuals with disabilities. Although receiving good healthcare should be a privilege, statistics have shown that social determinants such as poor education, low income, limited access to quality care, as well as environmental factors have contributed to healthcare disparities. If society could improve barriers like health education, communication, and healthcare cost, quality healthcare could be successfully provided to every person. Different levels of wellness, the underutilization of available care, and outcomes of illnesses and injuries are all concepts that define health disparities, (Buchbinder & Shanks, 2012). The social injustice of class inequalities directly affects health and education all over the world. There are two models of human behavior that, when properly addressed, could positively decrease the imbalance in society. The individual model is one of two models of human behavior that could be considered a strain on health and education disparities. An individual’s values, beliefs, traits and skills are characteristics of the individual model. Children who come from impoverished areas may not possess the skills or language abilities needed to receive the appropriate levels of academic achievement. Lower income areas have a higher number of non-completion of high school youth. Additionally, important academic resources such as textbooks, technology, and
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