Essay on Health Promotion Among Black or African Population Gcu

1100 Words Jul 24th, 2016 5 Pages
Health Promotion Among Black or African American Population
[Your Name]
Grand Canyon University: Family-Centered Health Promotion(NRS-429V)
January 10, 2016

Health Promotion Among Black or African American Population

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]
(2015) notes that “Starting in 1997, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires federal agencies to use a minimum of five race categories: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.” Each minority group differs in health status and disparities and health promotion. In this paper the writer will focus on a specific minority group, the Black or African Americans, and will
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Minority Nurse notes that “Two-thirds of all deaths in the United States are caused by five major chronic diseases: cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic lower respiratory disease, diabetes, and stroke. And African Americans have the highest mortality rates for three of them”. Vast amount of health disparities among the Black or African
American population are the result of common barriers such as discrimination, mistrust, illiteracy, lack of health insurance , low economic status, cigarette smoking habits. Health promotion to this community is to find an effective method to target and subside the risk factors and barriers to decrease morbidities and mortalities caused by chronic illnesses. The key to health promotion among the Black or African American is education and trust. Welch (n.d) notes that “African Americans still lack overall confidence in the health care system and believe they are less likely to receive the same medications, treatments, or quality of care as whites”. This mistrust and lack of

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