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.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. 

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Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
NRS-429VN NRS-429VN-O500 Health Promotion in Minority Populations 200.0
Criteria Percentage Unsatisfactory (0.00%) Less than Satisfactory (75.00%) Satisfactory (79.00%) Good (89.00%) Excellent (100.00%) Comments Points Earned
Content 80.0%
Identification and Description of Selected Minority Group 10.0% Description and health status for ethnic minority group is not presented. Description of ethnic minority group is partially presented. Health status for this group is vague. It is unclear how race and ethnicity influence health for this group. Summary of ethnic minority group is partially presented. Health status for this group is generally discussed. Explanation of how race and ethnicity influence health this group is generally presented. It is unclear how the health status of this ethnic minority group compares to the national average. A general comparison for how the ethnic minority group compares to the national average is presented. Description of ethnic minority group is partially presented. Health status for this group is discussed. Explanation of how race and ethnicity influence health for this group is presented. A comparison for how the ethnic minority group compares to the national average is presented. A detailed description of ethnic minority group is partially presented. Health status for this group is thoroughly discussed. Explanation of how race and ethnicity influence health for this group is clearly presented. A well-developed comparison for how the ethnic minority group compares to the national average is presented.
Health Disparities and Nutritional Challenges for Minority Group 15.0% Health disparities and nutritional challenges for this group are not presented. A summary of the health disparities and nutritional challenges for this group is presented. Significant details have been omitted. Summary lacks evidence to support statements. A discussion of the health disparities and nutritional challenges for this group is generally presented. Most significant findings related to the ethnic minority group have been included. A general comparison for how the ethnic minority group compares to the national average is presented. Some support is needed to support statements. A discussion of the health disparities and nutritional challenges for this group is presented. The significant findings related to the ethnic minority group have been included. A comparison for how the ethnic minority group compares to the national average is presented. Some detail is needed for clarit

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Family Health Assessment II Comment by Jerina, Lori: See my correction to your title page and the extra space after the title

Pascal Uzobuife

Grand Canyon University

NRS-429VN Family-Centered Health Promotion

Professor Jerina Lori

April 18th,2021

Family Health Assessment II

Introduction Comment by Jerina, Lori: The word introduction is not used. Just start the text after the title and do an introduction but do not say introduction.

The WHO, (2018) defines health as a state of physical, mental, and social wellness. Various factors come into play for a person to be in such a state and not have any infirmity. The factors that come into play creating differences in health status among different groups are known as the social determinants of health. These factors can either promote a person’s general wellness or contribute to their health deterioration (Seus et al., 2019). This paper seeks to analyze the social determinants of health for a designated family, point out the predisposing factors and make possible recommendations for screening and healthy behavior change. Comment by Jerina, Lori: Good introduction and thesis statement

SDOH Factors Affection the Family

Economic Stability

An individual’s ability to afford much-needed resources in life, ranging from housing to quality of healthcare to food and lifestyle practices, is dependent on their economic stability. (Magnan., 2017). In the family’s case study, the wife is a retired teacher while the husband is a retired army officer. Both of these jobs have excellent pension schemes, and one can comfortably afford most of their needs and wants. This sense of financial independence has enabled the wife to satisfy her appetite for junk food that is usually not cheap and has led to her developing diabetes. The husband has a positive family history of diabetes and gets it as a result. With a strong financial muscle, the family can install a home gym to stay healthy. Nevertheless, adherence to the practice schedule is a bit of a challenge. The parents engage in exercise only once a week despite them being on retirement with nothing much to do.

Education

Research shows that the more educated a person is, the more likely they are to live longer. This is because one becomes more aware of various health hazards, appreciates the importance of balanced nutrition, and is more equipped with disease prevention strategies. Moreover, education enables one to achieve a more stable job, as is the case with the family in question (Magnan., 2017). The family members can recognize that health is not just a matter of physical well-being but also mental, which is likely to make them more receptive to mental health education, which generally is conside