goals of Healthy People 2020

Goals of Healthy People 2020

One of the goals of Healthy People 2020 is to reduce health disparities among populations. Select one of the leading health indicators as identified by Healthy People 2020 and write a research paper of 750-1,000 words on the health disparities related to that condition. For the health indicator selected, the paper should include a discussion on the following:

Health Problem

  1. Definition of the problem
  2. Descriptive epidemiology (person, place, time)
  3. Etiology (causes, risk factors)

Health Disparities

  1. What disparities do we know exist for this disease?
  2. Why do these disparities exist?
  3. What explanations have been offered or supported?
  4. What research questions have not been studied that may provide new, insightful information regarding this health problem?

Public Policy

  1. Why is it an important public health problem?
  2. What are some social, political, or economic barriers in our current health care system that impede disease prevention and health promotion for this health problem?
  3. How would you educate/disseminate information about this health problem to the public? (target group, financial constraints)
  4. How could one of a health administrator/manager's general policies or policies specific to this health condition impact the health status of the target population?