👨🏾‍⚕️ Essays on Public Health

The Effectiveness of School-Based Obesity Prevention Programs

Introduction According to Public Health England (2016), childhood obesity is one of the most compelling public health issues of the 21st century, both globally and locally. In the last decades, the rate of childhood obesity in the UK has been increasing drastically, and it is expected to continue rising in...

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Sexual Health Issues With Lesbian and Gay Patients’

Executive summary Sexual orientation is a question that several people around the globe have had a challenge accepting and embracing. Health care provision is a priority in the United Kingdom. Individuals are expected to access quality health care irrespective of their sexual orientation. Gays and lesbians are discriminated against in...

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Jeddah University: Sports Health Education Instructional Program

Abstract The promotion of sports-related health activities at educational facilities represents the area of concern for the healthcare sector as it can significantly reduce the occurrence of health complications and promote positive health and lifestyle choices among students. Because of this, it was chosen to focus on exploring the integration...

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Correlation Between Flat Feet and Obesity in Children

Discussion This research analyses nine studies to investigate the effect of obesity on the foot structure of children. The findings of nine studies show a significant contribution from obesity on the foot structure. However, the studies may also have limitations the reader must consider before drawing meaningful conclusions. This research...

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Impact of Outreach Programs on the Health Care Delivery

Executive Summary In Saudi Arabia, health outreach programs have emerged as the most effective ways for bridging some of the health gaps that exist in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases. Particularly, their importance in the management of cancer has surpassed other groups of diseases because of the need...

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Ethical and Legal Implication of Informed Consent in Health Care

The modern life styles are the root cause of so many diseases that constitute a major share of health problems to us. In order to have a better understanding about the responsibilities involved in the health care it is necessary to analyse the current health care policies and practices instituted...

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Privatisation of the Public Health Sector in Saudi Arabia

Discussion Impacts of Privatisation The findings made in earlier studies conducted in this field indicate that the KSA intends to gradually privatise its public healthcare system. For example, Almalki, Fitzgerald, and Clark (2011) give a detailed analysis of the gradual privatisation opted for by the policy makers in this country....

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Poor Indoor Air Quality in UK Traditional and Contemporary Housing

Abstract Traditionally, people used to stay in quite undemanding houses. Whenever peoplesuffered from any sickness, majority declared the conditions of the houses the cause of the sicknesses. As a result, houses have gone through some modifications, with those of the recent UK depicting a significant difference, not only in shape...

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The Effectiveness of Palliative Day Care

Abstract The study is aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of palliative day care in improving the quality of life for end of life patients. This arises from the rise in cases of incurable diseases and conditions in the recent past all over the world. Despite the growth in day care,...

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Tobacco Smoking and Lung Cancer Interconnection

Introduction To respond properly to the requirements of the project, I would critically analyze the relationship between tobacco smoking and lung cancer. Word wide, tobacco smoking remains the leading cause of avertable ill health and death (Hecht, 2002). According to Cunningham (1996), tobacco use causes cancer, heart disease, lung disease,...

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Health Issues of Aboriginal People in Australia

Introduction It is imperative to note that there are numerous health issues that exist among the aboriginal population in Australia (Thomas, 2012). In this case, this paper intends to present a hypothetical case study of the health issue facing the aboriginal group of people in Australia. Notably, studies have shown...

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Public Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Introduction According to the WHO, a healthy person is a person in a state of complete physical and mental as well as social well-being. Hence, mental health is one of the major components of people’s health. It is necessary to note that substance abuse and mental health are regarded as...

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Cardiac Complications: Direct Practice Improvement Project Prospectus

Introduction The quality of care in coronary care units (CCUs) has undergone considerable changes and improvements. Many methods are available to achieve positive results, avoid cardiac complications, and predict deaths or other negative health outcomes in patients. In this prospectus of a direct practice involvement (DPI) project, the idea of...

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Pain Assessment in Elderly Patients

Pain Several barriers interfere with pain assessment and treatment in the elderly, with one of them being impaired cognitive functioning. Elders with dementia are sometimes unable to make their needs heard; therefore, it is the responsibility of the nurse to be observant of subtle clues. The elderly male patient in...

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Asthma in Children in Philadelphia

For this course, I chose to work with children with asthma in Philadelphia. This condition is more severe for children than for adults due to their smaller airways that make symptoms have stronger effects. According to the data provided by Healthy People 2020 (“Respiratory Diseases”, n.d.), 130 in 10000 children...

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Challenges in Contemporary Healthcare: An Overview

In reviewing the Affordable Care Act, what are the potential effects of the options for insurance coverage in both the private and public sectors? How will this impact the discussion about population-based nursing? The Affordable Care Act has provided new opportunities for addressing some of the most contentious public health...

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Social Exclusion and Reducing the Issue of Prejudice

Abstract Prejudice is a pre-conceived and stereotype attitude of social rejection towards certain groups of people in the society. Prejudice is a serious issue when relating to health matters. It makes people to discriminate others basing on their health condition. Human beings tend to associate some physical anomalies with a...

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Workplace Wellness Programs Study

Stress continues to be a persistent issue that might lead to some serious problems. It plays a significant role in the development of physical and mental illnesses, and it can also lead to alcohol or drug abuse. People are especially vulnerable to high stress levels in the workplace environment, and...

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Health Issues for Aging: Prevention

Introduction The population in the U.S. and world is rapidly aging. Globally, for ten years from 1990 to 2010, the number of people aged 60 and more grew from 487 to 754 million (Prince et al., 2015). The trend is concerning, to say the least, and the issues that it...

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Public Health Agenda for Haiti

Public health is one among the key factors for any country to attain economic growth (PAHO and WHO 2001). Most of the developing countries are victims of poverty as a result of poor public health. Such countries have a high cost on medical bills and are in shortage of human...

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Role of Pharmacists in Saudi Government Hospitals Through Pharmacovigilance

Introduction Patient safety is an important tenet of the healthcare service model. The concept refers to the absence of preventable harm or a reduction of risk in healthcare service delivery (Azam, 2018). Despite the importance of maintaining high levels of patient safety, medical errors still occur. For example, some pharmacists...

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A Range of Risks of the Homeless Population Group

Introduction In general, Stanhope and Lancaster (2015) define vulnerable populations as large groups of people that are at greater risk due to their poor health status and access to health care. The variety of risks which are involved is considerably wide, and thus it is essential to develop a profound...

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Health Services and Medical Tourism in Taiwan

Abstract The purpose of the study is to assess if the quality of health care services in Taiwan including affordability of such services in terms of cost, was playing a critical role in promoting medical tourism in Taiwan. Taiwan medical services are well above the accepted standard of industrialized nations....

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American Local Community Healthcare Issues

Introduction The major problem facing the American people as far as health care is concerned is the cost and availability of health care (Kavilanz , 2009). Cost makes health care to be very elusive as most of the people cannot be afford it. Even as the education and the trade...

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Public Policy Against Public Smoking in the US

Introduction During the 19th century, not many people of the developing industrial era were in favor of restrictions and policies, which banned smoking. However, at the turn of the next century a number of moral and social reformers irritated and annoyed with the local people who used to consume tobacco...

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Nutrition and Fitness Relations

Introduction Nutrition and fitness are fundamental parameters of a healthy body. The health status of a body does not only depend on the intake of nutritious diet, but also on the assimilation and utilization of the nutrients. Since a healthy diet supplies the essential nutrients to the body, proper and...

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Prevalence of Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection in Makkah

Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is a significant infectious disease that mainly affects the respiratory system (Ortblad et al., 2015). It is chiefly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria that are transmitted from one person to another through droplets generated via sneezes and coughs (Nardell, 2015). In the lungs, the mycobacteria induce a...

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Breastfeeding and Female Circumcision

Breastfeeding a public health issue In the article “Breastfeeding a public health” issue posted in savvy consumer April 12 2010, the author Sally Greenberg looks at the importance of breastfeeding babies during their first six months. It could save up to 900 babies and billions of dollars every year. Many...

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Public Health Program and “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by T. Kidder

Farmer emphasized the creation of a public health system from “scratch” due to the realization that Haiti was just recovering from political turmoil. A public health system is primarily dependent on government policies. Developing countries like Haiti do not share the established private health sectors like most developed countries. Therefore,...

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Leadership and Inquiry in Practice: DNP

Week 1: 1/3/19-1/19/19 During the first week, future nurses with the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) were required to understand the major principles of public health and recognize its mission in order to be ready to address various social health issues. After reading several credible sources, it was possible to...

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Medicinal Marijuana Industry in Colorado

Introduction The use of marijuana in the United States of America has faced criticism from various institutions and lobby groups. This is because it is seen as a drug that has serious health problems on the life of its users. Marijuana is a ‘weed’ with green, shredded leaves from the...

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Health Planning and Evaluating Services

Introduction Health planning is a meticulous field for the application of planning principles, has concerns about access, equity, effectiveness, efficiency, and quality. Health service planning contributes to health gain in population as life betterment through accidents and trauma services, immunization, cancer treatments, supporting aged care, and many more. Planning for...

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Rural and Remote Health Service Strategies

Introduction Health care in rural and remote regions of Australia has been a priority of the government health department. Supply and retention of medical practitioners in remote regions has been an important area of concern for the health policy makers. This paper aims at evaluating the health care facilities available...

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Wellness and Well-Being of Humans

Introduction Health is critical for the normal functioning of human beings and hence needs to be managed well so that living is made more comfortable. All over the world, health concerns have risen considerably, mostly because of the fact that managing symptoms has dominated the field only for the disease...

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Issue of Contraceptive Use in Society

The use of contraceptives has for a long time been a subject of contention between different groups of people. With sexuality being a closely guarded subject, many people feel that discussing the use of contraceptives in the open goes against the morals put down by society. This school of thought...

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The Shawnee Indians’ Health Culture in Ohio

The Shawnee Indians of Ohio have become an important part of Ohio culture. Their numbers have multiplied to about 8000 over the past centuries since the first census in 1835. Their name comes from the Algonquin word “Shawun” which means Southerner and they are the largest groups living in Ohio...

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The World Health Organization: Functions and Objectives

Introduction World Health Organization abbreviated as (WHO) is the appointed organization by the United Nation (UN) that usually oversees public health worldwide, this organization has the authority to regulate and mandates that public health policies are applied for the welfare of the public all over the world. This organization also...

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Primary Health Care Practitioners’ Perception About EHR Usability

Introduction to the Project There are several studies that have shown the benefits of the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) for patients’ safety, as well as their ability to improve efficiency in primary care settings (Porterfield, Engelbert, & Coustasse, 2014). Regardless of the positive effects of the implementation of...

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Improving Medication Errors in the Kuwaiti Government Hospitals Through Training

Topic and Background Medication errors are known to affect the quality and robustness of healthcare systems (NCCMERP, 2018). The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention describes a medication error as ” any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while...

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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Black Community

Introduction to the study African-Americans represented nearly 51% of the newly diagnosed cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) within the United States between 2001 and 2004 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2006). Further, a report on HIV and AIDS diagnoses between the years...

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Health Literacy and Chinese Americans

Introduction Chinese-Americans represent a unique cultural group in the USA with unique traditions and values, world views, and attitudes towards health and healthcare. By far, most health-related activities are carried out by the individual and family members in the privacy of their home. How successful these practices are, to a...

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Smoking Marijuana and Its Negative Outcomes

Today, many debates about the idea of smoking marijuana (cannabis) are raised to identify its positive and negative aspects. According to the investigations offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 24 million Americans aged 12 and older use marijuana regularly, and the increase is still observed....

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Social Work in Hong Kong Analysis

Abstract The conclusions of this awfully intense and ruthless respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Hong Kong shaped many issues for health support behavior among older citizen with a poor social and financial standing and so. With an alarming situation that this helpless group could be at superior risk of contracting the...

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Why Smoking Should Be Banned In Public Places

The American Surgeon General has been warning people about the hazards of first hand and second-hand smoking but it seems that these warnings, studies, and polls do not affect smokers. They continue to fight for their right to smoke in public places and feel that their rights have been trampled...

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Australian Community Health Semi-Remote Rural Health

Abstract Epidemiology is the study of patterns of disease and injury in human populations and the application of the study to control health problems. Epidemiology focuses on identifying the distribution, determinants and the frequency of the disease within a population. It is the study of human health in populations, studying...

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Social Inequalities in Health and Illness in Britain

Introduction Although it is definitely true that we are all going to die, some of us will die sooner rather than later – our life chances are closely connected to our social and economic state of affairs, which are insolvably allied to influences of behaviour and intergenerational by constructive and...

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Public Health: Emergency Preparedness & Awareness

One might survive any natural disaster or catastrophe. However, the key role in the fight against it is proper preparation and awareness of actions to be taken in case of an emergency. For instance, one should be informed about the steps that need to be taken beforehand, including making adequate...

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Social Problems of Health and Health Care

Abstract The article is aimed to provide a personal perspective regarding the current problems that are affecting the US healthcare system. The author highlights three main areas in the current US healthcare setup as the reasons for the decline. The first is the lack of direction in the allocation of...

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection

Introduction MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus recently have hugged headlines as health science still had to find details of combatting the disease. It is a strain of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin and other antibiotics with about 16 epidemic strains discovered and two particular strains — clones 15 and 16...

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Health Promotion and Physical Assessment in Nursing

Introduction Health is the first most important form of wealth. Health –the physical, mental, and social health of an entire population- is a nations fundamental natural resource. Health is the essential foundation that supports and natures growth, learning, personal well-being, social fulfillment, enrichment of others, economic production and constructive citizenship....

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Chronic Disease Management: Diabetes and Anthem

Executive Summary This project aims to collect relevant data related to chronic condition management. The topic of this project is chronic disease management and the problem is that Anthem has 85% of diabetes readmission rates while the national standard is set at 56.8%. Data review will be done by examining...

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Chronic Disease Management: Crucial Objectives Analysis

Executive Summary This project aims to collect relevant data related to chronic condition management. The topic of this project is chronic disease management and the problem is that Anthem has 85% of diabetes readmission rates while the national standard is set at 56.8%. Data review will be done by examining...

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The Impact of Chronic Disease Management

Introduction The proposed project deals with the issue of chronic disease management and strategies for approaching the problem that Anthem as an insurer can implement. The argument is that nearly a half of the United State’s population has at least one chronic condition and this element of care provision is...

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Mental Health Policy: System, Planning, and Medicaid Deal

Mental Health System A comprehensive mental health system should include facilities that receive patients with acute and chronic conditions as well as people of all ages, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In the center of the framework, one may place the Maryland state hospital, which provides long-term services to all admitted...

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Healthcare Trends: Virtual Health and Opioid Crisis

Introduction Nowadays science and medicine are developing quickly, and new methods, ideas, and trends appear quite often. They are intended to meet the requirements and needs of the modern world. Remote medical care and solutions for the opioid epidemic in the USA belong to the most important issues. The purpose...

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Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the United States and Their Health Care Problems

Health care problem In the US, racial and ethnic minorities experience considerable disparities in health care services. According to Fiscella and Sanders (2016), ethnic minorities have limited access to preventative care, chronic disease control, hospitalization, obstetrician care, and behavioral healthcare. In particular, American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) people...

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Public Health Policy Modification and Its Impact

Introduction Obesity is an acute issue many individuals living in the United States have encountered. Currently, there are many policies aimed at minimizing the effects of this healthcare problem. The purpose of this paper is to analyze some of the obesity-related policies. The report addresses the prevalence of obesity within...

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Making Quality Care More Affordable in the United States

Introduction Affordability of quality care is fundamental for the functioning of any society. Concerns around access to healthcare in the United States are growing as the shortcomings of the system become more and more apparent to the public, care providers, and the authorities. There are a number of issues in...

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United States Health Care Delivery System

It is worth noting that several tasks were set for the U.S. healthcare system to improve public health. They include achieving an increase in life expectancy and a decrease in the overall mortality rate and specific goals for improving the system itself (Goldsteen, Goldsteen, & Goldsteen, 2017). In particular, it...

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Health Maintenance and Screening Plans

Preventive medicine is a practice aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality using disease screening and immunization. Even though all types of health insurance cover the majority of preventive services, a considerable part of the US population does not undergo scheduled preventive procedures. A study by DeVoe, Roberts, Davis, and Wallace-Brodeur...

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Electronic vs Cigarette Smoking: Comparative Study

Background Statement of the Problem Cigarette smoking is a harmful past time habit and addiction due to its adverse health effects. The health dangers of tobacco smoking include an increased risk of developing lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Meo & Al Asiri, 2014). Current public...

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Hand Hygiene. How Germs Spread

The single best way to prevent the spread of illnesses such as the common cold is simple handwashing. Germs may get onto hands in many ways, such as after using a toilet, handling raw meat, touching various objects in public places, etc. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2016)....

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Health Literacy Concern Among Healthcare Professionals

Health literacy is a growing concern among healthcare professionals, and the provided presentation helps to appreciate the importance of the subject. Indeed, in clinical practice, there are many barriers that care providers face in order to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care. According to the presentation, 36% of adult Americans are identified...

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Interprofessional Practice and Collaboration

The importance of interprofessional practice is hard to overstate in current conditions since it has been closely connected to improved patient outcomes. However, the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in interdisciplinary teams remains unclear since it is perceived to be somewhere between a physician and a nurse. The present paper...

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Implementation of the Educational Program in Pregnant African American Women

Introduction The PICOT question on which the project is based is, “In pregnant African American women (P), will an educational program (I) compared to no education (C) increase the rate of breastfeeding (O) over three months (T)?” The essay will discuss the strengths and barriers to the successful implementation of...

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Big Data Management in Health Care

Introduction At the present, the healthcare system is facing many new challenges that require interdisciplinary solutions. It appears that without automating certain processes and making data-drive decisions, the system can stagger, depriving many people of medical help. As of now, the connectivity between health providers is insufficient, which leads to...

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Social Determinants of Community Health

Introduction Social determinants of health are various conditions that affect human well-being and that are not related to individual attributes of people. These factors are not the same for different countries and regions but are shaped by income distribution, access to health services and information, local and global politics, and...

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CLC Business Plan: The American Heart Association and Hypertension

The present paper is a Collaborative Learning Community Business Plan created for the American Heart Association and Hypertension (AHA). According to Topfer (2011), “Planning is one of the most important parts of running a business, no matter whether it is a large multinational corporation trying to plan an expansion or...

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E-Cigarettes/Vapes in Public

E-cigarettes gained prominence in 2003, and they have been marketed as an alternative means of quitting smoking. The current debate is on whether e-cigarettes should be allowed or banned in public spaces. With proponents and opponents of this topic taking hard stances based on their convictions, there is a need...

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Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States

As infectious diseases are a significant concern in the United States, it is vital to enhance patients’ awareness of the significance of prevention and testing. This report presents a case study that features a female patient concerned about white vaginal discharge. The paper presents the primary diagnosis, as well as...

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Should Abortion Be Illegal?

Abortion signifies the intended termination of pregnancy before birth. It has resulted in divergent views with the pro-choice movement supporting abortion and pro-life activists criticizing it. The pro-choice movement affirms that pregnant women should be given a right to either bear a child or terminate its life before term (Sedgh...

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The Future of a Social Contract in Healthcare

The social contract between society and the healthcare industry is crucial for the overall health of the country population. Its features define not only particular processes of obtaining and providing medical treatment but determine relationships between patients and healthcare professionals. The level of trust and satisfaction of patients’ needs depends...

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Hypertension Prevalence in American Population

Introduction When implementing any research, it is essential to understand the peculiarities of data and different ways to manage information. Researchers should make sure their studies are based on the analysis of the appropriate sample; otherwise, the reliability of the findings can be doubtful. It is important to set clear...

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Hypertension and Health Advocacy for African Americans

Introduction Hypertension, as a disease more prevalent in African Americans, presents a serious public issue because current policies do not focus on the population from a culturally appropriate approach. The education of the population is based on accepted approaches that do not consider cultural specifics. The policy proposed in the...

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Health Promotion in the African American Community

Health Status: Comparison At present, the health status of the African American community members gives several reasons for concern, substance abuse, mental health issues, and chronic diseases being the core problems (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). For example, the rate of illegal substance abuse in African Americans made...

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Healthy People 2020-2030 Plan for the UAE

The Healthy People federal initiative has experienced moderate success in the United States by identifying and addressing various issues in public health that affect the population and health system. Healthcare has taken a leading spot in the UAE National Agenda for 2021, and there is an increased surge of health...

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Homelessness and Healthcare in the United States

In contemporary society, the heath of the nation if one of the major concerns as it impacts the functioning of fundamental institutions. The healthcare sector and government, as providers of interventions needed for people to recover, play a vital role in the new environment aimed at the promotion of the...

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The Role of Health Maintenance Organizations in Improving Health Care

Introduction Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) can be regarded as rather complex systems that include physicians, healthcare facilities or hospitals, and insurance companies. In the United States, these systems develop in the context of managed care practices, and individuals pay monthly fees in order to receive healthcare services (Toseef, Jensen, &...

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Socioeconomic Status of People in the United States and Access to Health Care

Adhering to the principles of social justice and the provision of human rights, the United States aspires to provide all individuals with affordable, accessible, and effective health care, irrespective of their social, economic, or racial status. Over the last decade, the United States has progressively taken measures, such as the...

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Cardiovascular Diseases in California

Cardiovascular diseases (CD) compose one of the most critical health concerns in the US, and California is not an exception. The search on the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) website revealed that Hispanic and Latino populations of California are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. In particular, 26...

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The Access to Health Care in United States

Adhering to the principles of social justice and the provision of human rights, the United States aspires to provide all individuals with affordable, accessible, and effective health care, irrespective of their social, economic, or racial status. Over the last decade, the United States has progressively taken measures, such as the...

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Application of Public Health Concepts for the Uninsured

Uninsured patients represent a target demographic of patients that do not have health coverage. The problem is high on the agenda because the United States is the only industrialized country that does not offer universal and all-encompassing health insurance to all people, and the coverage has been changing and deteriorating...

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Canadian Aboriginal Approaches to Health

Within the aboriginal Canadian population, there are many distinct cultural groups and nations. Inuit peoples, who are considered to be the “original inhabitants of the Arctic regions,” are one of them (National Collaborating Center for Aboriginal Health [NCCAH], 2013, p. 2). The total size of the given ethnic group is...

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Mental Health Policy in the United Kingdom

Introduction and Setting the Scene Mental health is among the most significant issues in healthcare in the United Kingdom. In accordance with the Parity of Esteem, a principle set by the NHS, mental health is to be valued to the same extent as the physical health of an individual (Panday...

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Alcoholics Anonymous Organization and Community Education

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international organization aimed at helping people with alcoholism overcome their addiction. It was established in the US in 1938, and since then expanded to include other countries across the world. To achieve their goal, they employ group meetings and a Twelve-Step Program. As a part...

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Hospital-Acquired Infections: Educational Video

Introduction Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) include catheter-associated urinary tract infections, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, surgical site infections, and gastrointestinal infections. The control of hospital-acquired pathogens causing these infections continues to be an unresolved issue for many US hospitals. HAIs are responsible for developing significant complications for patients, including increased length...

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TomoWork Launch Event for People with Disabilities

This essay is an analysis of the transcript of the TomoWork launch event that tries to extract information about people with disabilities (PWDs) and the various issues they face as they find jobs and adjust to various workplaces throughout their careers. It was written by a notetaker hired by TomoWork...

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HIV Prevention in African-American Women

Abstract African-American women constitute the most significant population exposed to HIV infection in the USA. They are about 20 times more likely to be HIV positive than white females of the same age range. AIDS as the outcome of the virus infection, as well as cervical cancer and other severe...

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Public Health & Safety: Evidence-Based Practice

Introduction Public safety is one of the foundational standards of managing citizens’ needs, yet it is quite difficult to attain due to the multiple factors that affect public safety negatively. Ranging from health issues to disasters, threats to public safety are often uncontrollable and unpredictable (Purnell, 2018). However, with the...

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Sentinel City’s Community Nursing and Health Factors

Demographics Assessment It is essential to start with demographic information analysis to provide a basis for a successful community needs assessment. The population of Sentinel City is 663,862 people whose ages vary from individuals under 5 years constituting 7.4%, under 18 years – 21.7%, and 65 years and older –...

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Sentinel City’s Community Nursing

Demographics Assessment The total population of Sentinel City is 663,862. Broken down by age, persons under 5 years of age consist of 7.4% of the population, under 18 is 21.7%, and persons 65 and older comprise 10.5%. Racial distribution includes 80.6%, 31.5% Hispanic, 10.4% black, 3.7% Asian, 2% American Indian...

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Smoking in Public Places Should Be Banned

Introduction Does smoking in public places affect the population’s health? Do smokers endanger those who do not smoke in any way? The answer for both of these questions is positive, as even passive smoking is harmful to individuals’ well-being. Tobacco use in public areas can lead to poor health outcomes...

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Australian Indigenous People’s Healthcare Access

Introduction The indigenous medical system in Australia encounters significant obstacles in several areas of service. The issues related to quality and access to health care facilities are the focus of current academic research in the field. The problems of inequity in access and overall service seem to have the most...

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Social Determinants of Health in the United States

The cost of medical care per person in the US has increased tremendously despite the continued deterioration of the overall population health. The prevalence of chronic diseases in the United States keeps on rising, with about 60% of the population currently having one or more of such conditions. About 66%...

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Obesity: Dietary and Physical Activity Habits

The increased level of comfort peculiar to modern society can be dangerous for people. There are already some signs of the gradual deterioration of the situation. The use of technologies along with the digitalization of the environment preconditioned the lack of physical activity needed for people to remain in good...

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Homeless People and African Americans’ Health Issues

I would like to identify some additional challenges associated with the health issues of the homeless people. Those who belong to this vulnerable population face many health problems as well as the difficulties in accessing healthcare facilities (Edidin, Ganim, Hunter, & Karnik, 2012). Health issues of this population include sexually...

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Education and Population Health in the USA

Proposal The topic I would like to focus on in my final project is education and population health in the USA. Namely, I would like to explore benefits education makes on health outcomes and potential disadvantages that occur in the absence of the latter. Education is critical to population health...

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Adolescents’ Health in the World’s Report for 2012

Introduction Health is important for the general happiness of human beings. Social problems affect the health of individuals. This paper aims to discuss the health of adolescents in the world with reference to the health report interview by ABC National in 2012. Adolescent health faces various social problems that affect...

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Ebola Cure in Kenya: Stakeholders’ Viewpoints

The promotion of a new program requires many changes and certain evaluations. Cooperation with different people plays an important role in our work. At this moment, the opinions of several groups of people matter to the potential progress of our company. Lobbyists Lobbyists are activists whose role is to influence...

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Nutrition, Exercise, Stress Management Intervention

Nutrition and exercise counseling for an economically vulnerable client will be addressed from the perspective of accessibility. Because such patients may be limited in their access to multiple resources to sustain healthy nutrition, several food assistance programs are advised. For instance, the patient will be referred to get the support...

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Secondhand Smoking in Public Places

Introduction “Smoke-free legislation, which prohibits smoking in certain settings, reduces exposure of nonsmokers to secondhand smoke and creates an environment that helps smokers to cut down or quit smoking” (Bhat et al., 2015, p. 87). The above quote by Bhat et al. (2015) reveals the extent of harm caused to...

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Ebola Awareness Campaign’s Funding in Sierra Leone

Partnerships and Advocacy Potential Partners The success of the Ebola awareness campaign in Sierra Leone partly depends on gaining the support of major partners. One private partner that would be useful in the campaign would be community leaders. Alternatively, the Sierra Leone government is a public partner that would be...

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