Social factors include the resources that improve the living standard of a human being. However, it can be concluded that availability of health sources are dependent on the social factors that enable a person to avail all the resources necessary for having a healthy lifestyle. Such resources include proper healthy food, medicines, prompt healthcare facilities and other necessary basic amenities of life. In case of Texas, majority of people are left unprivileged due to inadequate health resources and low health insurance coverage due to poor socio-economic structure of most people in Texas. As a result, it has been observed that every year 2500 Texans die due to inadequate health facilities, lack of proper food and unavailability of medicines (Code Red Texas, 2012). To ensure good health status in the state of Texas, it is highly important for the state and social welfare organizations to ensure economic stability and awareness regarding health in the area. The state government should take imperative steps to determine all the social factors that are contributing in poor health outcomes. As a result, the government should formulate a plan to enhance and improve the life standard of the people in Texas. This can only be achieved by funding and investing in economic activities, offering better employment opportunities to the people and instilling sense of social responsibility in the minds of people. References US Department of Health and Human Services (2012) Healthy People 2020 retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/QoLWBabout.aspx Lomas, J. (1998). Social capital and health: implications for public health and epidemiology. Social Science & Medicine, 47(9), 1181-1188. Code Red Texas (2012) Code Red; the critical condition of health in Texas 2012. Retrieved from http://www.coderedtexas.org/files/Code-Red-2012.pdf #Health Literacy Health literacy provides an important platform for handling health related issues for people with low income and low literacy rate (Marmot et al, 2006). Health decisions according to Marmot, (2007) are established basing on appropriate standards as required in accordance with existing health policies. Healthcare decisions are therefore valid and valuably relevant especially when considering proper use of newer technologies (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). The core substance defined according to societal needs is based on unique health actions. I have analyzed HRSA to study the health communication and the use of technology in health and how it benefits different people. The website (HRSA) provides coherent and in-depth information on each and every disease and other health related issues. It targets the audience within the US and also provides assistance to people living outside of the US through emails and online support. For people unfamiliar with English, it provides all the details in Spanish as a second language. Visuals have been applied and have offered a better level of attaining the required information. The use of pictures provides better understanding even to the non healthcare readers to acquire the first hand knowledge and the concept. It could have been more understandable for them if the pictures contain further information regarding a specific disease. The readability ratio on the
NURSING #2The Determinants of Health According to Lomas (1998), there are number of healthcare factors that differentiate the status of health in a population. These factors can be social, personal or environmental and hence, these factors can be regarded as the determinants of health that heavily impact the quality of health and life in a specific community or population (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2012)…
In the 1904 fire which destroyed about 2,000 buildings left Baltimore city with great amount of debts and the city decay was so much that about 45,000 homes were considered uninhabitable in 1947 (City-Data.com, n.d.) . Section 1: Assessment of Risk The epidemiological data: Although the city of Baltimore is the largest U.S.
Weak connections among the multiple component sections are the main feature of a fragmented health care system. Simple tasks such as the assigning responsibility for payments are made much more complex by fragmentation. The more difficult tasks such as family support, social services offered after a hospital stay, and the coordination of home health care are made more complex by fragmentation because they need following many distinct sets of contradictory rules (Institute of Medicine, 2011).
Aboriginal Australians, more particularly, endure more infirmities, are more prone to suffer from disability or impairment and poor wellbeing, and, consequently, will die much earlier than non-Aboriginal Australians (Carpenter & Tait, 2009). According to Connor-Fleming and Parker (2001), Aboriginal Australians also have higher rates of infant mortality and higher prevalence of death from violent, poisoning, accident, and, currently, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
In different parts of the world, different health issues are seen, and majority of the health issues are highly relative in terms of impact. For the highly developed countries, chronic problems like hypertension, obesity, and diabetes are common; but for the developing states, majority of their health issues seem to revolve around infectious diseases, malnutrition, and vector-related illnesses.
An estimated 470,000 new cases occur worldwide each year, with the bulk of these coming from the developing countries (Boking, 2003, p.6). In the United States alone approximately 12,800 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed and almost 4,800 deaths recorded annually (Hartman et al, 2002).
Environmental changes are now affecting the whole planet and disrupting earth's life-supporting mechanisms, but the extent to which this affects human well-being and health varies substantially in different parts of the world' (Sari Kovats, Kristie L Ebi and Bettina Menne 2003).
It has been one of the most important health policy developments in the past two decades. Societies are now facing new challenges as the role of governments have changed and political leadership is faced with changing demands. Welfare and health care is experiencing conflicts and crisis despite investments in the GNP (Green, 5, 1991).
LGBT-youth is exposed to higher risk for mental disorders, HIV/AIDS, and suicidal ideation because of lack of social support, a sense of isolation, the stigma associated with seeking help, loss of a relationship, and social discrimination. Since the gay population is vulnerable to more health disparity and social discrimination it is projected that population-specific, culturally appropriate responses will be able to address their vulnerabilities.