? Overview of Assignment: Access to Quality Health Care for Vulnerable PopulationsAccess to quality health care for disparate populations is a critical challenge for today?s health care organizations and for the health care system as a whole. In this Application Assignment, you will describe the advantages and challenges facing the health care system in providing equal access to quality health care.To prepare for this Application Assignment, consider how health care is delivered to populations who are sometimes affected by the Healthy People assigned focus area you were previously assigned. My assigned focus area is Environmental Health.(1).To complete this Application Assignment, write a 2-page paper (essay style) that addresses the following:What two obstacles confront vulnerable/underserved populations when they attempt to obtain quality health care Healthy People assigned focus area(e.g., a prevention program, screening program, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation)? Be specific. No Plagiarism, APA style format and must be cited with references, Questions must be fully answered,( no shortcuts) within the assignment for maximum grade by the professor. Thank you(2).Name and describe two intervention programs that have addressed these obstacles (e.g., prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation). You can find examples of these on the internet or by searching the library databases (CINAHL). Try searching with your Healthy People area (i.e. obestiy; heart disease) as a key term as well as the word intervention or program). You may also try looking at professional organizations that address that health issue. For example, the American Diabetes Association sponsors a program called Project Power which addresses diabetes type 2 among African Americans?specifically for church settings.(3).In your paper, summarize the programs by including the following:The name of the programThe type of program (hospital based; for churches; online program, etc.)Who has implemented the program (researchers, professional group, university, state, etc.) and where was it implemented:For example, training programs are sometimes offered by commercial businesses and programs or activities are sometimes sponsored by federal government or professional organizations.The types of services the program providesHow the program has addressed disparitiesThe achievements of the programDoes it address the issue of culture? How so?Is there any evidence that it has been successful?Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines (6th edition). 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 to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct. References:Video: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Behavioral and cultural issues in health care: Health care disparities. Baltimore, MD: Author.Course Text: Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public HealthChapter 8, Comparative Health Cultures (pp. 154?161)Organizational culture and the culture of public health are the focus of this chapter.Article: Andrulis, D., & Brach, C. (2007). Integrating literacy, culture, and language to improve health care quality for diverse populations.The objective of this study was to understand the interrelationship of literacy, culture, and language, and the importance of addressing their intersection.Article: Betancourt, J. R., Green, A. R., Carrillo, J. E., & Park, E. R. (2005). Cultural competence and health care disparities: Key perspectives and trends.Cultural competence is one method for mitigating disparate health care for vulnerable populations. This article presents the trends in cultural competence in health care policies, practice, and education.Article: Kreuter, M. W., Lukwago, S. N., Bucholtz, D. C., Clark, E. M., & Sanders-Thompson, V. (2003). Achieving cultural appropriateness in health promotion programs: Targeted and tailored approaches.The focus of this article is the five strategies often used to target programs to culturally defined groups. Then it introduces another approach, cultural tailoring, that has the potential of enhancing the other strategies in developing intervention programs that are effective for cultural groups.Article: PATH. (n.d.). Using culture to change behavior. Retrieved March 12, 2010, from http://www.path.org/publications/files/CP_kenya_chaps_fs.pdfThe organization, PATH, collaborates with communities to reflect on a community?s cultural roots and completes community-driven projects that engage culture to promote health and are respectful of cultural complexity. This article explores some of their activities.Standards: The Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2007). National standards on culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) in health care. Retrieved from http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=15This page describes the 14 national standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate services for health care providers. Organizations are encouraged to integrate these standards to promote equal treatment between their health care professionals and all patient populations.Course rubrics:The assignment demonstrates full understanding and application of concepts and issues presented in the text and assigned . Assignment is organized and contains very few or no writing and/or spelling errors, and is consistent with the required writing style. (e.g., insightful interpretations or analyses; accurate and perceptive parallels, ideas, opinions, and conclusion. Effectively applies the general principles and ideas presented. Makes inferences about the concepts/issues and connects to them to other ideas. Written work includes multiple pertinent examples and rich detail.
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