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  1. Define population health and identify its major attributes.
  2. Discuss how population health addresses healthcare disparities.
  3. Discuss how population health helps support state and national initiatives and interventions that address health needs

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The Role of Population in Promoting a Healthy Culture

1. Define population health and identify its major attributes.

Population health is the health outcomes of a group of individuals including the distribution of the outcomes among the group. It is an approach to promote health and wellness of an entire human population. The attributes that are identified is (1) Attaining high quality, lives free of preventable disease, disability, and injury and premature death (2) Achieving health equity, elimininating disparities, improving the health of all groups (3) Creating social and physical environments that promote good health for everyone (4) Promoting quality of life, healthy development and healthy behaviors across all life stages (Nash, Fabius, Sloutalos, Clarke, Horowitz, 2016). Good Health starts with prevention which means the necessary steps has to be taken to Promote good health and maintain it. God said in 3 John 1:2, Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

2. Discuss how population health addresses health care disparities

Health care disparities is the difference of incidence of mortality and the problem of diseases and health conditions that exist among a specific group or population. It has been documented based on socioeconomic status, education, age, race and ethnicity, geography, disability, sexual orientation, or specific needs. These disparities lead to poor quality of care and lack of access to affordable Health care (Nash, Fabius, Skoutalos, Clarke, Horowitz, 2016).

Access to Health Care and insurance coverage has been a major factor in ethnic and racial disparities. These factors has been reduced significantly during the years of the Affordable Care Act. The ACA that was introduced in 2014, plans to expand health insurance coverage, which allows more access to Health care (Chen, Vargas-Bustamante, Mortensen, Ortega, 2016).

3. Discuss how population health helps support state and national initiatives and interventions that address health needs

There are two state initiatives that are addressed that provides health strategies and actions. They are Vermont: in which legislation support high quality health care and control cost. The Vermont department of health introduced a Blueprint for health with a focus on prevention. Early assessment of this initiative shows decreased hospitalizations rates and reduction in health expenditure. The other state initiative that is addressed that provides health strategies is Wisconsin: in which Mr. David Kindig, a key leader in population health, is striving to achieve the designation of “healthiest state.” The state designated 35% of funds from the sale of insurance stock to improve public health (Nash, Fabius, Skoufalos, Clarke, Horowitz, 2016).

Community Awareness is essential for preventive health care and maybe the ones responsible for implementing the national health initiatives seek to realize additional key factors influencing community health. Marjaneh states, “The role of nursing does not begin or end in a hospital-based or clinical facility. It is important to remember “Once a nurse, Always a nurse”, which means a nurse can guide and educate the public every minute and in all places, for the mere fact that medicine does NOT” (Marjaneh, 2015). Jeremiah 33:6 says, Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

References

Chen, J., Vargas-Bustamante, A., Mortensen, K. and Ortega, A. (2018). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Access and Utilization Under the Affordable Care Act.

Fooladi, M. (2018). The Role of Nurses in Community Awareness and Preventive Health. [online] PubMed Central (PMC). Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC45915… [Accessed 24 Oct. 2018].

Nash, D.B., Fabius, R. J., Skoufalos, A., Clarke, J. L., Horowitz, M. R., (2016). Population Health Creating a Culture of Wellness, 2nd Ed.

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The Role of Population in Promoting a Healthy Culture

1. Define population health and identify its major attributes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2018), Greg Stoddart and David Kindig introduced the term population health in 2003. The term itself does not have a single, clear and agreed upon definition (Nash, Fabius, Skoufalou, Clarke, & Horowitz, 2016). Population health can be summarized as the dissemination of health outcomes within a population, a range of varied factors that impact the dissemination of health outcomes and the interventions and policies that affect those factors. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). Philippians 2: 3-4 ESV says “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others”. In the United States, population health is a national strategy and hopeful solution to help close the identified gap in the healthcare that is delivered in our country and to do what is right in meeting the needs of the population (Nash et al., 2016).

Major attributes of population health include having an identified primary care provider and an interdisciplary healthcare team when needed, to help make informed decisions and be provided with services that support ones needs and give personalized, patient-centered care that includes health promotion, self-management, and disease and case management. Other attributes of population health include providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care and health related education as well as utilizing evidence based guidelines to provide quality care that is cost effective. The population health paradigm also includes population identification, registry of searchable data, risk stratification modeling using surveys and health data inputs, provider knowledge about determinants and their effect on the population, integration with the community and public health, ongoing evaluation of outcomes, and application of interoperable cross-sector health IT (Nash et al., 2016).

2. Discuss how population health addresses healthcare disparities.

Health disparities are defined by Healthy People 2020, as a type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have experienced greater hurdles to health based on their racial or ethnic group, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, age, mental health, cognitive or physical disability, gender identity, or geographic location (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2018). According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2018), one of the goals of Healthy People 2020 is to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups. Population health plays a part in attempting to eliminate healthcare disparities by reducing or removing any barriers to care that may be contributing to healthcare disparities amongst the populations (Nash et al., 2016).

3. Discuss how population health helps support state and national initiatives and interventions that address health needs.

Population health helps support and assist in achieving the goals of state and national initiatives and interventions that address health needs. Population health serves as a building block in initiatives on both the national and state level; it does this by addressing needs through national initiatives like Healthy People 2020, Triple Aim and National Priorities Partnership. The objectives outlined in Healthy People 2020 align with parts of the population health paradigm such as addressing healthcare disparities and improving the health of all groups of people. National Priorities Partnership plans to achieve transformational change that includes removing harm, eliminating disparities, reducing the burden of disease and getting rid of waste which also aligns with population health’s paradigm. The Triple Aim, Healthy People 2020 and National Priorities Partnership all have common goals, guidelines, standards and objectives which provide a framework or model for population health (Nash et al., 2016).

References

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). What is population health? Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/pophealthtraining/whatis.html

Nash, D. B., Fabius, R. J., Skoufalos, A., Clarke, J. L., & Horowitz, M. R. (2016). Population health: Creating a culture of wellness (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2018). Disparities. Retrieved from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/foundation-health-measures/Disparities

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