Analyze the health status of a specific minority group. Select a minority group that is represented in the United States (examples include: American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.) In an essay of 750-1,000 words, compare and contrast the health status of the minority group you have selected to the national average. Consider the cultural, socioeconomic, and sociopolitical barriers to health. How do race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and education influence health for the minority group you have selected? Address the following in your essay: What is the current health status of this minority group? How is health promotion defined by the group? What health disparities exist for this group? 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 given the unique needs of the minority group you have selected. Provide an explanation of why it might be the most effective choice. Cite a minimum of three references in the paper. You will find important health information regarding minority groups by exploring the following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) links: Minority Health: http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/index.html Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations: http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/populations/remp.html 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.
HEALTH PROMOTION AMONG DIVERSE POPULATIONS Student`s Name: Professor`s Name: Institution: Submission Date: Introduction: Hispanics Hispanics comprise one of the fastest expanding minority groups in the United States. Based on the 2000 census, they comprise approximately 16.9% of the total population of the United States. This represents an increase of about 60% from the last decade. In 1990, the total Hispanic population was 23 million while that of 2000 stood at 35.3 million. It is estimated that the Hispanic population is likely to stand at 97 million by 2050. By then, this will represent nearly a quarter of the total United States population. The principal factors behind the rapid growth of the Hispanic population in the United States include: (i) high immigration rates, (ii) increased fertility rates, and (iii) increased attribution rates. Out of the total Hispanic population in the US, Mexicans form the largest subgroup accounting for nearly 63%. The second in proportionality are the Puerto Ricans (accounting for about 11%) and Cubans come in third with slightly more than 4%. South and Central Americans are the other groups of Hispanics, but these are mainly people from several nationalities; together, they form 14% of the total US Hispanic population. The remain...