The Science And Art Of Helping People Change Lifestyle Essay

890 Words Sep 12th, 2015 4 Pages
Health is defined as a state of physical, mental, spiritual, and social functioning that realizes a person’s potential and is experienced within a developmental context”, ( Edelman, Kudzman & Mandle, 2014). As stated, health is the wellbeing of someone that is physically, mentally, spiritually and socially. So health promotion is the “the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health”, ( Edelman, Kudzman & Mandle, 2014).So promoting health is a task that health care workers has to ensure that the populations is safe from diseases. As noticed, mortality and morbidity rate, life expectancy and overall health has improved tremendously in the recent years because of the new technology and an increase focus on preventive medicine. But for the minorities in America, good health is elusive because appropriate care is often associated with an individual`s economic status, race and gender. Just going around the minority neighborhoods, it will tell you a lot. Not only the health status but the environment itself tells you a lot the all picture that they are mostly neglected places. The government has been trying to improve on this but they are still some obstacles. Which in all tells us that the change will not come so soon but eventually it will happen as long as the health care workers and politicians work together and be more vigilant in changing the legislations. My focus group is Black/African-American. Both…

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