Those who live in poorer communities often suffer from greater ill health while those living in deprived areas are often without access to the best health care. This lack of prevention stems from poor education often received in those areas and the culture that often permeates within them.
The word has changed in the past century. Today we have a lot of modern in technology and communication and transportation . Over the past 100 years, there has been many improvement in technology , communication, transportation. In the past 100 years, our world has changed a lot in the areas of, technology and communication and transportation.
America has underwent an immense amount of changes over the past years. The media has most certainly made its name in our world. They have done their job and have changed the thinking of the human race in an inadequate way. Radios, newspapers and television shows have done an impressive number giving their audience with an overload of information that distracts them from the truth. People become so overloaded that they even sometimes forget to sit back and process what they are reading and what it exactly means. We sit in front of a television watching the news for hours hearing about the horrible and disgraceful people in the world but never about the people who have went out of their way to make America a better place. Despite the fact that
References: Public Health Infrastructure - Healthy People. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicid=35 1) How do various levels of government work with communities? The federal and state governments are the largest supporters of health care services in the United States. Examples of support that our government provides include assisting those who are in need of health care with numerous options such as Medicare and Medicaid, the employment of millions of people, and billions of dollars each year for new discoveries, treatments, and cures. The government does indeed offer great assistance with programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, two of the largest programs that the government is involved in. Not only does the government provide those who are in need with Medicare and Medicaid, but there is also the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). These programs provided by the government are there to help those who cannot afford insurance. Insurance is not affordable to many families due to the economy and I feel that just because a family or an individual cannot afford insurance does not mean they should not be able to
Societal Changes because of Amendments 13, 14 and 15 Between January 31, 1865 and February, 1869, three of America’s most crucial amendments were passed. After the Civil War, during the Reconstruction Era these amendments were put into place to give the African American the equality they deserved but to do this they had to make changes to the Constitution. For these action to happen, there must be a proposed amendment. These amendments must be proposed by Congress with a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives or by a constitutional convention called by two-thirds of the state legislatures. From there this amendment may become part of the Constitution by either the legislatures of three-fourths of the states or by State ratifying conventions held in three-fourths of the states. If voted yes, this amendment will change the constitution and be apart of it.
In 1964, the Economic Opportunity Act was passed by Congress and this attacked poverty and health care at the roots of the problem. This program started neighborhood clinics and made jobs for the low class. This program also helped bring down prices at the hospital because people were getting help with their problems before it got to severe (PrinGreen). Meanwhile, the health care system today helps fifteen million people nationwide. About sixty percent of the citizens whose health care system helps them are below the poverty level which is fourteen thousand two hundred six dollars (Stanton). Two thirds of the people who the health care system takes care of are racial minorities. The health care system is helping employment dramatically; they have made over seventy-eight thousand full time positions; these are people in poverty stricken areas. These jobs have boost local business and economy helping the entire community. The health care 's main action is to prevent rather than to treat. The health care system has classes and meetings so one can go there and protect themselves and family from getting diseases and illness (Stanton). They teach everything from public hygiene, like washing hands after going to the bathroom, too symptoms of certain diseases.
And since these families tend to be larger the families are going to need medical attention that the government pays for.
The information that I found to be most thought provoking form this weeks reading was regarding the income gap. According to Shi and Singh in a given geographical area the larger this income gap is, the poorer the overall health status will be of the population (Shi &
Since children are not legally old enough to afford medical insurance for themselves that task is left up to their parents or caretakers. Even though many parents live in low- income homes they do make sure that their children has the proper health insurance and in many cases it is Medicaid. The strength perspective says that the clients have the resources to overcome adversity but these resources may not be evident to client (Arnold 2008). Applying that to children who are on Medicaid having access to the right services is because of their parent’s positive thinking. The children is afforded with proper care to maintaining a healthy life by being eligible for Medicaid. There are some parents who are not aware of all of the services that their child is entitle to ,which then put limitations on the services that they can receive. There are some parents who live paycheck to paycheck, but still need some assistance with medical insurance such as Medicaid.
Many people have said society has changed over the years, but they never say if it has changed for the better or for the worst. I know it has changed for the worst and It is obvious if you just look at the amount of people you see lying everyday. People think they have to lie for inconsequential reasons or to protect themselves and their families. They feel if they tell the truth, no one will believe them or something might happen to someone they care about.
There are many factors that are contributing to the health issues for the children of low income families.
2014). The model it promotes widely takes recognition of the wider determinants of health that focus on socio-economic, environmental and influences of politics (Ahnquist. J, Wamala. S.P & Lindstrom. M, 2012. Within the deprived and less well off communities, multiple disadvantages are reinforced by the presence of these determinants of health and thus continually diminish people’s health status (Tod. A, Norton. C, Baillie, L, Deaton, C et al, 2015). This calls for the need to actively work in partnerships with policy makers, education, health services professionals and the relevant communities facing inequalities (Soni. H, 2014). There tends to be a perception that maybe one size would fit all(Piazza. J, Charles. S, Luong. G & Almeida, D. 2015). This happens as the social model of public health never puts emphasis on individual behaviours but on action that healthcare should be downstream- treatment of illness intervention in individuals(Tod. A.M & Hirst, J, 2014). There is also a need to look upstream –preventative healthcare where the impact would be felt within the different communities and population at large that would avoid the requirement for downstream treatment (Malhotra.S & Naughton. L, 2015). If barriers are tackled in the first place that hinder access to health and care services within people and communities at
In my own personal view, I believed that people’s way of life or lifestyle has really changed over time. According to what I have learned, our earliest ancestors of human was hailed from the australopithecines which were bipedals (walks on two feet). In this early period these species learned to adapt, level up and enhance the skills such as producing stone tools and the like. As the time passed by, these skills were transmitted to one individual to another. Machines, electronic devices, and cars were invented to make our lives easier. And I can say that we cannot fully use these stuff if they did not undergo such
Determinants of Health and Pediatric Nursing The health care profession treats determinants of well being as direct indicators of an individual’s ability to sustain good health. Therefore, this translates directly to pediatrics as the ability of an infant or young child to equally sustain good health. Social determinants of health include stress, social exclusion, social gradient, transport, food, unemployment, addiction, and work. These factors are perceived as of significance because they develop the inequitable divergences in medical outcomes across various social factions. The health care community in the recent decade has done a lot to minimize the health differences through acts, such as The Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, health disparities continue to characterize the American health care system due to its isolation of minority communities. Researchers have informed that health disparities affect persons based on their religion, ethnicity, race, and socioeconomic status. For this, improving health through looking at social determinants needs to focus on non-health social services as much as it does on health care.
Society is constantly changing but there are ideas that are embedded into society that still remain. The idea to survive and the idea to become better than your previous are still present. There exist one idea that correlates to a very strong impulse that controls our daily happening and