Health Promotion in Minority Groups

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Select an ethnic minority group that is represented in the United States (American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander). Using health information available from Healthy People, the CDC, and other relevant government websites, analyze the health status for this group.

In a paper of 1,000-1,250 words, compare and contrast the health status of your selected minority group to the national average. Include the following:

  1. Describe the ethnic minority group selected. Describe the current health status of this group. How do race and ethnicity influence health for this group?
  2. What are the health disparities that exist for this group? What are the nutritional challenges for this group?
  3. Discuss the barriers to health for this group resulting from culture, socioeconomics, education, and sociopolitical factors.
  4. What health promotion activities are often practiced by this group?
  5. Describe at least one approach using the three levels of health promotion prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) that is likely to be the most effective in a care plan given the unique needs of the minority group you have selected. Provide an explanation of why it might be the most effective choice.
  6. What cultural beliefs or practices must be considered when creating a care plan? What cultural theory or model would be best to support culturally competent health promotion for this population? Why?

Cite at least three peer-reviewed or scholarly sources to complete this assignment. Sources should be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content.

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Health Promotion in Minority Groups


Health Promotion in Minority Groups
Ethnic Minority Group and Health Status
African Americans typically make up a considerable ethnic minority group across the
US. As a community, it is known for its diverse cultural heritage for several centuries. Despite
the progress that African Americans have made over time, it should be noted that the health
status of the community currently reflects some troubling reality for stakeholders in the health
sector (Ingram et al., 2022). The assertion is because of higher rates of chronic illnesses such as
diabetes, hypertension, and obesity as compared to whites. The situation affects both males and
females, with pregnant African American women at risk of developing complications that are
associated with various illnesses. Studies that have been undertaken over the years have further
established that there are several factors that influence the capacity of African Americans to
access care (Aaron et al., 2021). For instance, practices such as racial profiling and minimal
access to health care often worsen the health disparities that affect African Americans.
Moreover, it can be argued that environmental factors are at play as well, as African Americans
are racially segregated, and this places them at a high risk of developing environmental
Health Disparities and Nutritional Challenges
The health disparities that negatively affect the well-being of African Americans are
diverse. ...

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