`Disparity in America: Toward a National Agenda for Prevention`
Disparity in American Healthcare : Toward a National Agenda for Prevention Prepared by [Name] [Name of University] Key Terms Good Healthcare System Goals of Healthcare System Good health : making the health status of the entire population as good as possible Responsiveness : people 's expectations of respectful treatment Fairness in financing : ensuring financial protection for all (WHO , 2003 WHO , 2000 )Access to Healthcare (1 United States is the only developed nation that does not provide health care for all citizens The United States health care system is managed by profit organizations
? complicated process of administration before the actual healthcare is available for citizens (Cohen , 2006 Access to Healthcare (2 Perceptions of Disparities in U .S . Healthcare Facts of Disparities The infant mortality rate College educated Black women is higher than that for White women with similar education -- 11 .5 vs . 4 .2 per 1 ,000 live births
Towards Health Reform Basic strategies to excise disparities in U .S . healthcare Health Coverage Expansion Citizen without insurance tend not to have a regular source of care Minority Americans are much less likely to have employer-based health insurance than White Americans (Sarasohn-Kahn , 2009 Anxiety of Health Care Costs ? No Insurance Health Coverage Expansion Raising Public and Provider Awareness Improving the Number and Capacity of Providers in Underserved Communities Increasing the Knowledge Base Developing interventions to eliminate these disparities is still limited Examine how training health care providers to offer culturally and linguistically appropriate services , increasing the use of electronic medical records to decrease medical...