The Importance Of The City Of Inglewood Senior Center

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While executing public health research and practice, the community health takes precedence over individual health (Walley & Wright, 2010) and there is also a need to balance the protection of individual health information with the need to protect public health (DHHS, 2003), this has led to the establishment of the Privacy Rule, which permits disclosures without individual authorization to public health authorities authorized by law to collect or receive the information for the purpose of preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability, including but not limited to public health surveillance, investigation, and intervention DHHS, 2003). Within this community, various systems have affected the quality of life of the people and these …show more content…
The City of Inglewood Senior Center is a public health system at the local level. However, its activities spans across other systems and they form partnership with other organizations, giving referrals to clients to get the essential services that they cannot provide, and further serving as advocates for the clients to these other organizations. Partnerships also exists between the center and certain donor groups and funding agencies, who buy into the idea and seek to give back to the …show more content…
According to the United States Health and Human Services (n.d.), the mission of public health at the beginning of the 21st century, is to ensure conditions in which people can be healthy. The center strives to keep the people, especially the seniors healthy, providing them with meals, activities, opportunities to interact and keep them in their homes, preventing them from being institutionalized for as long as possible. The mission of the City of Inglewood Senior Center is to provide comprehensive care management services for clients from the “womb to the tomb” using education and advocacy to avoid inappropriate institutionalization (City of Inglewood, n.d.). This goal is incorporated into the fabrics of every program that is implemented and over the years, the target population has been impacted upon with the various programs. These programs range from, family-oriented programs, teenage focused programs, care-givers support groups and senior citizens

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