Application: Factors Contributing to Health Disparities and Ways to Address Them.
The Healthy People 2020 objectives and the Millennium Goals are two ambitious approaches to addressing the disparities found in vulnerable populations. In this Application Assignment, you will determine factors that contribute to health disparities, how culture impacts treatment in healthcare, and how the goals and objectives plan to reduce or eliminate health disparities.
To prepare for this Application Assignment, review the following (with your Healthy People assigned focus area in mind):
To complete this Application Assignment, write a 3- to 4-page paper that addresses the following questions.
Support your answers with statistical information about your Healthy People assigned focus area. The following are a few websites that provide a wealth of data regarding specific populations and Healthy People assigned focus area:
Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct. Also, since this is your only application, you may want to submit this to a Walden Writing Center tutor first as well as run it through Turnitin.com prior to submission. Other helpful resources include:
Jody Early. GOLDSTAR APPLICATION EXAMPLE. Used by permission of Jody Early.
This chapter will expand your knowledge to include the field of social epidemiology, focusing on the unequal distribution of disease patterns across social groups.
The authors provide a critical perspective on the impact of diversity and cultural competence on solving the problem of health care disparities.
This report discusses the role of bias, prejudice, and stereotyping in the unequal treatment of patients. It also summarizes additional findings that can help health care professionals provide equitable, high-quality care for all patients.
Copyright 2008 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America.
This report examines the health of our nation’s children from various socioeconomic perspectives. The scholars describe their state of health now in contrast to how it could be in the future.
Read pages 24–41 about the goals that relate to health care in general and, more specifically, health disparities.
This report documents scientific advances that deepen our understanding of mental illness and have found a range of effective treatments for most mental disorders. The authors propose that cultural and social influences are not the only determinants of mental illness and patterns for treatment, but they do play important roles.
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